GAFE Summit 2016 ... My Notes


Jaime Casap
- education disrupts poverty
- proximity to books as indicator
- the world at your fingertips

Why is learning different today?
- We know a lot about what makes good learning ... it's scale that's the problem
- Technology has wrapped itself around the core of our lives
Therefore, How kids think about learning is different than the way we think about learning. We need to adapt!
- What are the critical skills that kids need to have?
Problem Solving, Team-work, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity

Not what do you want to be when you grow up, but what problems to do you want to solve?

Iteration - don't teach success and failure BUT iteration (No end point)

There is a comfort in collaboration. My part is the part of a greater sum.
If not at school, then where??

Converting information into intelligence ...

What we need is consistent iteration and innovation. There is no end point!

Session 1:
Creating Innovative Learning Spaces
Erika Armstrong
- Provoking learning with objects (eg. robotics, rocks ... inspire curiosity)
- Don't need a class set of anything... it's about variety

Session 2: App Making For All

Slide Deck
How can we change the pipeline to encourage more participation from females?

8 bits in a bite

Session 3: Pop Themes
Sandra Chow
- Understand your students pop culture to build rapport
- Iron Chef (Jon Carippo)
- Ted Talk
- The Voice Poetry Slam

TED-Ed Clubs
- ideas worth spreading
- link with 20% time
- connect with other TEDEd clubs
- also create TEDEd ads (consolidate ideas)
- narrow focus ... Ask So What?
- presentation guidebook with 13 lessons 


Crafty text app
Google tone


If you could glimpse a moment in your life 5 years from now, would you? 

Great time to be a knowledge seeker!
Hack the classroom!!

Change is the one thing we can expect. And it's hard.

Living in BETA: launch early & iterate 

Stuck on escalator video ... Lol
Refresh - literally and figuratively 

Fail quickly so you can iterate and try again. Live in a sandbox. 

Giants. Wizards. Elves. - play!

Choose to have a future focused lens. 

Ask different questions - that's when kids will surprise us.

Marshmallow challenge - design challenge
TED talk
Learning is a design challenge.
What problems do you want to solve?
- communication, problem solving
- showyourwork - password

Google Forms to Collaborate and Map It!

OMG!! My Maps - create your own maps
* History - interactive ongoing maps
* Math - Measurement area and perimeter (use line to create boundary)


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