Here is a collection of things I learned at SXSWedu this year.
Todd Rose spoke at the closing keynote. He is the director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard University. I found his talk (based on his book) to break many of the preconceived notions I have about average.
Listen to Futurist Jane McGonigal discuss EduBlocks and Bitcoins. She works at The Institute for the Future. She shared many interesting ideas about how to look at the future and making predictions.
Mind, Brain and Education discussion from Glenn Whitman. Interesting upcoming book, Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education.
Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has two very interesting books on how technology is effecting our face to face communication.
I heard the term "right to be forgotten" for the first time. It appears to be connected to the debate over privacy on smart phones. Very important to our times and our kids' futures.
Marc Roth had a fascinating story of going from homeless to starting a non-profit for others to MAKE their way out of poverty called The Learning Shelter. The take away from this was the importance of touching and doing with our hands. Building with 3D objects before and during the digital process. #MakerSpaces are critical
Overheard at SXEDU...
"Building the 21stC Learning Ecosystem"
"Connect young people to their peers"
"Learning as a Lifestyle: People+Passion+Purpose"
"we have decontextualized learning into discreet facts"