The one question I’m asking at ISTE 2013 by Scott McLeod | Jun 24, 2013 | Leadership and Vision, Learning and Teaching, News and Events | 6 comments TweetShareSharePinClipPocketHere’s my guiding question for the ISTE conference this year (for both presenters and vendors). If you’re at ISTE right now, I encourage you to ask this question too! Image credit: Because I’ve never told him he can’t fly, Lotus Carroll Related Posts Connected Educator Month launches today Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12 The future of learning [VIDEO] 5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] What’s your vision for technology-enriched learning and teaching? [VIDEO] 6 Comments David Britten on June 24, 2013 at 9:02 am And parallel to that, how does it empower the individual teacher to create great learning environments for students? Reply CCSSIMath on June 24, 2013 at 9:39 am Our question is: if edtech is so rarely used in A+ countries’ schools, why do American educators think it’s going to empower American students? Reply Chad Sansing on June 24, 2013 at 11:43 am Or maybe how does your product show kids that they have the authority to claim power for themselves? How does your product let kids exercise their own power? I’m in the Rafi Santo camp regarding empowerment – we exercise our own power (or not); it’s not something others give us or can take from us. Have fun at #ISTE13! C Reply Jerry Lee Anderson on June 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm How does your product transform learning in the classroom or What does effective implementation in the classroom look like? – Simple question requiring a complex response. Reply Laura on July 1, 2013 at 11:51 pm I think this question goes beyond ISTE. We should ask ourselves this every day, for every lesson. Reply Dean Shareski (@shareski) on July 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm Very important question no doubt. But. Does everyone have to change the world? Does everything we do have to be about empowerment? You know I’m all for changing our system and you and I are on the same page with these big ideas but I worry that when we only want these questions asked, we forget that much of our lives aren’t always about changing the world. I’m not sure all our kids should be tasked with changing the world. They certainly shouldn’t be discouraged but technology is sometimes about making things a bit easier, a bit more enjoyable. There’s nothing wrong with that. Again, not saying this isn’t an incredibly important idea but just strikes me sometimes as forgetting that life and learning is also about little things that are necessarily going to change the world but might make it a little more liveable. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.