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favorites Is It Time to Give Up on Computers in Schools?

[Listen and Learn : Panel]
Monday, June 29, 12:45–1:45 pm
PCC 201A
favoritesWayne D'OriofavoritesWill RichardsonfavoritesGary StagerfavoritesDavid ThornburgfavoritesAudrey Watters

iPads purchased and promptly confiscated because kids used them? Computerized testing? Microcomputers have been in classrooms longer than most teachers have been alive, yet we still obsess over how to get teachers to use them. This provocative panel debates whether it’s just time to give up on educational computing.

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices not needed
Focus: Technology Infrastructure
Topic: 1:1 Programs
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary Leadership
Teachers : Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Teachers : Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
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favorites Wayne D'Orio, Scholastic Administrator Magazine

favorites Will Richardson, Modern Learner Media LLC

favorites Gary Stager, 30th ISTE/NECC as a Presenter

Gary Stager is one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms. In 1990, Dr. Stager led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools and played a major role in the early days of online education. In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary mentors schools, governments, and educators across the globe. Gary is the founder of Constructing Modern Knowledge and coauthor of the best-selling book, Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

favorites David Thornburg, Polar3D

Dr. Thornburg has been active in the field of educational technology since the late 1970's. He speaks to many thousands of educators each year at numerous conferences throughout the world. David's current interest focuses on the emerging role of 3D printing in the classroom, the subject of his most recent book.

favorites Audrey Watters, Hack Education