Innovations Creating a #SmartPlanet

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At two recent regional EdTech conferences (#NYSCATE15 & #GAETC15) I’ve had the good fortune to discuss world changing innovations with hundreds of forward-leading tech-savvy teachers. What I asked them what innovations would boost global learning, here’s a few of the responses.

Broadband

Cheaper devices

 

 

 

Cloud Computing

Real World Problem Solving

 

 

 

Collaborative Learning

Interest-based & Project-based Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Anywhere Anytime Learning

  Breaking Barriers, Promoting Diversity

Innovative learning: Playlists + PBL + Maker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptive & Competency-based Learning

Invest in Teachers

More OER

 

 

New tech: AR, VR

Add Some Art

 

 

Effective governance

Why This Matters

What would you add to the list?  What’s making a difference for populations that haven’t had good access to learning opportunities?

For more see our initial list of 20 Inventions Boosting Global IQ. If you have a #SmartPlanet story send a note to [email protected].  

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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books and papers including Getting Smart, Smart Cities, Smart Parents, Better Together, The Power of Place and Difference Making. He served as a public school superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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