At the ISTE Keynote – or more acurately – the bloggers’ cafe. Great group here including Peggy Sheehy, Bron Stuckey, and the EduBros. That being said – sound issues!!!
Despite various audio inputs running out of time with each other – really enjoying the panel.
I agree with most of those on twitter saying that there were too many commercials in the keynote.
All the cons out – there – done…now.
Things that rocked:
Sir Ken Robinson – He was entertaining and he did a great job of facilitating a conversation. Suggested more room for innovation in the course scheduling due to traditions. Also – “Schools do just fine at meeting standards without obsessing over them.” “Revolutions do not occur from the top – they rise from the bottom.”
Marc Prensky – He has passion still and great ideas. Disappointed a bit at his response during the Q&A.
Mayim Bialik – Completely blew me away with her insight and support of education.
Ideas for Take-away: PASSION!
“Innovation Days” – A day where students run their own projects and ideas.
“Run a passion-based ‘university'” – Set up a time of day weekly where parents, students, and teachers can elect to run a “university” classroom and teach others from the school and community something they love and are passionate about.