Tim Magner, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education spoke today about the recenlty released vision for ed tech, titled School 2.0. It is a fascinating, detailed map about the direction that schools should take to meet the needs of society in this time of rapid technology change. This was my first exposure to the map – there is a large one in the lobby on the floor to look at and walk around on, and one on display, with post-its available where anyone can provide feedback on its content. Check it out at school2-0.org. I’m wondering how we might incorporate this map into the planning we do in Technology Committee when we review/revise our 5 year technology plan.
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This is the first time I have heard of School 2.0. Some of my friends have been talking Web 2.0 for some time now, and I am glad to see the idea extended to education.
But something I really like about School 2.0 that I have yet to see in Web 2.0 is the “People Wheel.” It is important to have that reminder of what School 2.0 is really all about. Ed-tech shoudl not just be about both the ed part and the tech part. The People Wheel is a great filter for ideas and innovations because it reminds us that, if a technology does not help one of the players in this wheel, it doesn’t help us at all.
[…] Tim Magner Keynote: This is the second time I’ve heard him speak, the first being last November at NYSCATE. His focus both times is on the new global workforce and economy, and what educational technology can/should do to help change the direction and focus of education. He spent much less time on the School2.0 project here at ETC, compared to NYSCATE. I found his presentation much more captivating at NYSCATE as well. […]