Knowing the Secret Past of Edtech Can Better Our Future
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Features of modern edtech devices can be linked directly to technologies that were developed during the Cold War. In this unique session, explore the secret history of edtech and discover practical ways where understanding our past can allow us to teach for a better future!
|Audience:||Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
Participants will develop a deeper knowledge of the history of the EDtech they use every day, specifically portable devices. They will also identify key lessons from the history of the Cold War that can a metaphor for student impact.
This unique session is also specifically practical. Participants will learn a number of new tools and techniques.
20mins - Historical deep dive
40mins - Hands on experience of 5 new tech tools
Brett Salakas is an international keynote speaker; author; founder of #aussieED, the largest online network of teachers in Australia; and co-founder of the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. He’s also a primary school teacher and experienced leader who, over the past 20 years, has taught in South East Asia and Australia. He’s committed to turning educational theory into real classroom practice, and he focuses his keynote presentations on connection, collaboration and inspiration. Salakas has led professional learning for schools and systems in Australia and North America. He has leadership experience within the New South Wales Public Education System and was a curriculum and digital technologies officer while teaching in Singapore.