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What do YOU mean by Edtech? The Gary Stager Live Conversation Feb. 23rd, 2011

On Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, at 7pm EST/ 4pm PST (Convert To Your Local Time Here), members of the EDU PLN Ning and participants of #Edchat had the opportunity to join Gary Stager in a live conversation with a critical look at education technology. Please post a question below to ask Dr. Gary Stager live during the event.

More about Gary Stager:

Web Page: Stager.org
Twitter: @GaryStager

 Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.

Executive Director: The Constructivist Consortium


Since 1982, Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator, speaker and consultant, has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online graduate school programs since the mid-90s, is a collaborator in the MIT Media Lab's Future of Learning Group and a member of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's Learning Team. Mr. Stager's doctoral research involved the creation a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens. Recent work includes teaching and mentoring some of Australia's "most troubled" public schools. Gary was a Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University Senior Editor of District Administration Magazine and Founding Editor of The Pulse: Education’s Place for Debate. He is an associate of the Thornburg Center and isthe Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. In 1999, Converge Magazine named Gary a "shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny." The National School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of "20 Leaders to Watch" in 2007. The June 2010 issue of Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as "one of today's leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership."

Dr. Stager was a keynote speaker at the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference before an audience of more than 4,000 educators. He was also a Visiting Scholar at The University of Melbourne's Trinity College during the summer of 2009.

Gary was the new media producer for The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project - Simpatíco, 2007 Grammy Award Winner for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Dr. Stager is also a contributor to The Huffington Postand a consultant to leading school architecture firm, Fielding Nair International.

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Question for Gary:   With the (relative) low cost of IPads and other tablets many schools are looking to bring them into the classroom like the 1:1 computer initiatives over the last few years.  But IPads are not lap tops.  Many students get frustrated with the keyboarding problems with tablets.  What are your thoughts on this?  Should schools scrap plans to get lap tops and move to IPads?  Or, do you see something even cooler coming down the pike?  Thanks.  Chris Fancher (@cfanch)

Question for Gary:  Thinking of teachers modeling best practices such as constructivism, how can we enrich the culture of the school to embrace educational technology as a means to construct professional understanding?  If teachers are scared/ hesitant/ non-believers then what steps have you found that help break through those barriers?

 

Those of us in the "know" and on the cutting edge of the future of learning know that it is essential to move forward in today's connected world, yet many, many teachers do not see it.  How to effect this change through a constructivist framework using technology as the catalyst?  

 

Cheers!  Jessica @jessievaz12

Gary,

How disruptive do you see something having to be at price point, functionality, impacting content to be accepted by the larger mainstream education community?

 

This might help those of us inclined to educational technology to selectively push for some technologies over others.  

Thanks,

Penny Christensen (@Pen63)

If you missed Gary's session, you can see his resources for the session here: http://stager.org/edchat

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