Keynote: Stephen Heppell
Beyond the Great Crash: Why Learning Should Never be the Same Again
Post-Google generation - email is obsolete
Social networking, IM preferred
Principal search engine YouTube - see "the stuff"
21st century - new pace graph > linear axis price, power, opportunity / linear axis > years - we are on exponential curve
Old Staircase decision pace: pilot, iterate, reflect, legislate, review
New pace based on mutuality
TrackStick tool for GPS tracking used with Google maps to teach math. Effective with Aspergers Spectrum students.
Towns: Market, St., Commercial St., High St. - shops collapsing. What is next for our town centers? Community dynamics are changing.
- UK Brain training on Ninetendo DS - performance gone up. "It's cool to be brainy here."
- Singapore - eduQuest for science experiments
- Australia - students sitting in on undergraduate classes, closing staffrooms because everyone is a learner, don't segregate, mix with your students.
- Denmark - shoeless schools. Ask kids, see what they say.
- New Zealand - school designed for 5 year life span becaise they didn't know what the school of the future would look like.
- East London - students do formal lesson observations, watching teachers teach and giving feedback. Initiative is called "making learning better." Generates engagement, creates "us-ness." Students attend staff meetings.
- Leasowes School - 1 month timetable. One class for a month. Better results through immersion.
- Praisepod - students who have done something special get slip to record their own excellence, videotaped, manned by peers, DVDs sent home. Changed school culture radically.
- Hellerup School, Denmark - stairways are lecture spaces. New ideas for lecture space to make it more intimate.
- copying from book or board
- listening to teacher
- work in groups
- learn parctical things
- work with friends
- upload a video to Youtube and comment on one ther
- Wikipaedia entry
- choose safe payment sites
- subscribe to podcast
- use predictive text
Bank Crisis (UK)
- pursued short term goals
- continued to do what they knew was wrong
- mistook scale for effective
- became distant from customers
- failed to get cheaper despite technology
technology + people = death of cartels Only ingenuity and value save you. UK community created "Bank of Essex".
Education industry is a form of cartel. Technology is eroding traditional schools from under our feet.
"Good parenting trumps psycho-pharmacology."
Mumology - curriculum supporting new Mums, repopulating rural communities be giving young mothers the support they need to remain in their community. Technology s transforming at-rsik communities.
National curriculum ludicrous in global society. Technology is allowing us to reach out across countries in new ways and capture best practice and good learning, as well as good people. Students need to be noticed for their learning, and valued worldwide.
20th century = global conflict
21st century = global learning - this is possible. We have the opportunity to change the world in this lifetime through education.