A few years ago Michael Wesch, a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, started a project that woke up a lot of educators. What looked like a simple movie, turned into a very clear statement of how students look at education and technology. The gap between “their” world and their teachers world suddenly became painfully clear. Even though his original project “A Vision Of Students Today” is almost 6 years old it is still spot on. Scary, isn’t it? Continue reading
The CSBA Conference
Last week DirAction USA exhibited at the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco. It always gives us a positive vibe to get out in the field and talk to educators and board members. Everyone seems to be working on the same goal; Improving education and the future of our children.
We were surprised by the number of schools that were looking to implement laptops and tablets into their curriculum. It looks like the majority of schools is working towards the goal of one device per child. Everyone does it at their own pace, but it was clear that a lot of things were happening. Continue reading