Tue, Nov. 17, 1:00pm
Beyond the Web 2.0 Hype:Focusing on What Really Matters
The past few years have seen an explosion of disruptive technologies that challenge the way we think, the way we operate, the status quo of educational practice. Understandably, critical questions have emerged regarding the use of these technologies in education. Do they actually lead to new literacies or do they simply provide a new context for the development of skills educators have always valued? What impact are they really having on students and schools? How can organizations implement, evaluate and sustain these technologies in the service of learning? Join David Jakes as he challenges you to think deeply about the true impact of new technologies, and what they mean for your students, teachers and school community..... David Jakes has spent 25 years in education as a teacher, staff developer, and technology coordinator. From his first Macintosh Classic to his current netbook, he has witnessed firsthand the changes in education that educational technology has empowered. Jakes shares this knowledge as a frequent speaker at technology conferences across the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and most recently, China. His interests in educational technology include digital storytelling, the application of geography-based systems for learning, and developing online communities of learning through blogging, wiki and other connective technologies. He currently maintains a web site (Jakesonline.org) a blog (The Strength of Weak Ties), and a variety of other resources (jakes.editme.com) dedicated to improving the use of technology in education.
The Art of Vision
Your best sustainable edge is being better at mastering change and innovation than your competition. Erik’s Signature keynote, The Art of Vision is an entertaining and highly practical program that uncovers new ways to make your organization more creative, more productive and ultimately, more profitable.Eric Wahl and his consulting firm, The Wahl Group, challenges organizations to implement breakthrough thinking techniques to accomplish extraordinary results. Erik's unique understanding of vision traces back to his experience as an artist. Erik earned his bachelors degree in Business Communication before embarking on an eight year career as a partner in a corporate firm. After first working in the business world and playing with his art; Erik now PLAYS in the business world by WORKING with his art. Erik's sought after artwork can be seen hanging in executive offices around the world. And as one of the country’s top platform speakers, Erik shares his powerful message with audiences from coast to coast.