The past year has brought dozens of changes and ideas to improve education and ed tech—some good, and some controversial. The editors of eSchool News have assembled this list of the top five videos from eSN.TV that best represent these important developments.
Karen Cator, director of education technology for the U.S. Department of Education, discussed the new National Education Technology Plan and its focus on learning. The plan is designed to transform the use of technology and student learning in classrooms nationwide and create an “engaging state-of-the-art, cradle-to-college school system.”
The Great Education Conversation: AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech talks about the split between school reformers and public school educators, adding a new perspective to the divide with a description of the “95-5” dilemma.
Gotta Keep Reading, Ocoee Middle School: Students dance for reading in this video based from the flashmob Oprah/Black Eyed Peas show.
Diane Ravitch at AASA: Diane Ravitch, research professor at New York University, discusses education call-to-actions and other current issues during her interview at the 2010 American Association of School Administrators conference.
Alan November at ISTE: Alan November, senior partner of November Learning, discusses the philosophy and culture of today’s schools at the 2010 International Society for Technology in Education conference.