This post is being cross-posted on the MACUL Conference blog…Whew! What a day and what a conference. The last session is about to begin… Hall Davidson is presenting on Thinking Big as the World Gets Small. As i’m sitting here everyone is looking around for the boxes…you know, the ones you put your nametag in to win fun and fabulous prizes. I’m pretty sure I’m going to win something good this time…
Hooray for Berrien Springs Middle School teachers (and the RBS) being mentioned by Hall in his words of thanks…
There is geographic shrinking…the world is closer than it once was. There is also a temporal shrinking…
Hall has had the pleasure of connecting with lots of educators…sharing connections and experiences.
We have all these tools…but as educators we are unstoppable and we find a way.
Kids are already in virtual communities…Club Penguin, for example. The distance between imagination and reality is shrinking.
How do we teach innovation? Start with what they have in their pockets…iPods and cell phones. iPods are being used to assist bilingual students learn English…there are a lot of other examples as well. Harvard, Stanford, and MIT all have course curriculum downloadable from iTunes.
(I only have 20 minutes of battery left…oh boy…)
What if Anne Frank had had a blog? Students have stories to tell!..and you can empower your kids to do it!
That’s all the juice I have…too bad I couldn’t say more, but I suspect there will be other posts on this session. I had a great time here in Grand Rapids and am looking forward to actually reading some of the posts here!