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 tyler@gettingsmart.com.  

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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities, Getting Smart and The Power of Place. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

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