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3 Ways That NFTs Will Define the Future of Tech

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Michael Cohen  
We are at a crossroads in technology and must lead the way in introducing students to emerging technologies so they can become skilled in using them in their adulthood. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are more than just a new tech, they're part of the next generation of internet, Web 3.0.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Need access to an internet browsers

Sites to access:

Metmask Crypto Wallet
Coinbase Exchange

Topic: Emergent technologies
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

-Participants will understand NFTs and how educators can bring this tech into their classrooms for discussion, project development, and collaboration beyond the classroom.

- Participants will understand the the NFT process and how it can be used as a tool for students to solve problems and find opportunities.

- Participants will learn how the NFTs can help them fulfill the ISTE Education leader standards.

- Participants will be shown examples of NFTs and their utility.


- NFT IceBreaker - If you were an NFT what would your traits be? - 5 minutes
- What are NFTs? - 5 minutes
- The Power of Community - 5 minutes
- NFTs empowering creators - 5 minutes
- The future of NFTs - 5 minutes
- Wrap Up - 5 minute

Supporting research

Shionoiri, Yayoi, and Ryan Su. "Fine print: A proposed artist's contract for NFTs." ArtAsiaPacific 125 (2021): 26-27.

Fernandez, P. (2021). Non-fungible tokens and libraries. Library Hi Tech News.

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Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi LLC

Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society. He is the author of the book Educated By Design, which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity. He is a national keynote speaker, advisor, and trainer. He serves as the director of innovation for Hebrew Academy of Miami, where he leads STEAM and Entrepreneurship initiatives and programs.

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