What if true broadband speed and capability went, by whatever means, to every desktop and mobile device, everywhere in the USA? What great things would that make possible in education? Jot down the first things that come to your mind!
It would be the best of worlds and the the worst. Unlimited access to information to information in all its forms, and unlimited opportunities for fraud, misinformation and hoaxes. It makes the case for information literacy.
The most important thing that we need to address immediately is the gap in access due to poverty. We are aggregating tools and resources that require online connectivity and yet many of our kids are disconnected once they leave the school. If the project needs to occur in phases, please begin with low-income areas.
If we did have universal connectivity and we discontinued the archaic practice of excessive filtering we would see amazing user-created content from the students. What would emerge would exceed our expectations.
This summit has allowed me to hear a wide variety of topics/presenters that I would never have had an opportunity too.
GREAT interaction among participants...highly thought provoking presentations thus far that have facilitated that interaction!
Great conference. Love the format, the tools, the sharing. I never stop learning from these events and how simple Steve and others make this seem.
If you ever wish to become an innovative leader, educator and one of the most influential person in your life, community and way beyond the magazine, this conference is just the gate to that! Am happy to have been part of it since its invention!