----- Meeting Notes (11/18/16 12:28) ----- The purpose of school is not to prepare kids for tests, colleges, or careers. The purpose of school is to give students the tools they need to be happy in their lives.
Our children have both the ability and technology to overcome those problems if we get education right.
Ethical Dillemas – Chip in Brain, Cure Cancer, etc.
All royalties going to teacher development around the globe.
There are things that Tech will never be able to do.
So, in this time of great change, how can we embrace our role as professionals and advocates?
The more I learned, the more inspired I got, and the more I strived to innovate. I wanted my students to change the world.
For the first 10 years of my career, I was really good at being a mediocre teacher. 2007 KTI PETE&C - PLN Session
----- Meeting Notes (10/23/16 18:05) ----- Whether we define success as financial or personal happiness, research has shown that empathy correlates best with success in later life.
We must focus on this in schools.
Fundraising, by itself, does not build empathy. Students need relationships with others who are different than they are.
Pittsburgh – Self Driving Ubers
Sharing with others is great, but we also want to influence the influencers. We need systemic change. We must realize that...
Not Just for Donald Trump Anymore!
• As of a year ago, over 4.2 million tweets per day were
related to education, most by educators
• Hashtags allow you to curate and organize what you see
• There is an educational hashtag for almost every content
area, grade level, and educational interest area
The 5 Clue
• Use SkypeVideo Message or
YouTube to leave 5 clues for
partner class to guess
location, animal, etc.
• After each clue, students
will pause video, do
research, and take a guess.
How can children learn to be good
citizens and life-long learners when
they often are not allowed to be
citizens of their own schools and
What are the qualities of a good citizen?
A life-long learner?
A responsible member of society?
The magic words of student empowerment:
“We should do something about that!”