Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tim Tyson - NECC Keynote

I would like to highlight a few points made by Dr. Tyson in his closing keynote at NECC in Atlanta.
  • The effective educator in this age of hyper-connectivity is the educator that collapses the distance between children and meaningful contribution.
  • Our children today crave project-driven learning experience that allow them to immediately see the relationship between what they learn in school and what they live in their day-to-day lives.
  • Meaningfulness is the product of connectedness, of sharing, of contribution.
  • Students have the untapped capacity to make the world a better place today.
These bullet points could provide direction for some profound changes in how we look at education and the impact technology may have on our students.