Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ISTE 2018 - Day 4 - Keynotes

Joseph South
Kids are live streaming all the time - socially and gaming.
The internet is their now not the future.

Luis Perez
Turn to the light
Assistive technology
Alex - synthesised voice on the Mac products that helps and does voice overs
Hope overcomes every barrier and this gave him hope when he needed it.
He does photography as a hobby.
He does it to stay visible - immigrant and person of color - it is a political statement.
Makes people reconsider their preconceived ideas about people with disabilities when they see him turn up with camera and white cane.
A smart phone can tell him how many people are in the frame.
Transport apps gives him independence.
Ebooks allow him to read again due to the ability to change settings and have it read to him.
Don’ t do for someone what they can do for themselves. Give the tools to empower people to do it themselves.

Andy Weir
Gillian King-Carlisle - Stem Read

Enjoy the process of learning new things. He tries to be scientifically accurate and does a lot of research.
Curiosity drives him to learn.
He learned problem solving as a software engineer.
Failure based learning. Being a writer involves a lot of failure.
Bungling into success.
A theme through his books is solving problems and working things out.

Katie Martin
What is learners were valued for their diverse talents?
Access new ideas through what they learn and not just for a test.
The difference in interest between things that interest them and make them curious rather than just for compliance.
Assessment is at odds against authentic learning.
As students move through school they have less chance to do things that interest them so they disengage.
Technology can not be added on to an outdated method of teaching.
Standardized linear structure to learning does not give students the ability to branch into what they want to do.
Focus on what’s right with people not on what is wrong.
We cant change what they come with but we can change what happens when we see them.
Spark curiosity
Ignite passions
Unleash genius
People and not programmed make this happen.

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