Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ian Jukes, March 26th

Ian Jukes had to cancel as speaker at NCAIS in the fall, but now he's healthy and back in North Carolina. Ian has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, international consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. Over the course of the past 10 years, Ian has worked with clients in more than 30 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations typically speaking to between 250,000 and 350,000 people a year. But Ian is an educator first and foremost. His focus has consistently been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of children. The blog will also include all twitters tagged #ncais.

I'll be covering his talk starting at 12:30 EST on Thursday, March 26th.

1 comment:

Sarah Hanawald said...

Hey, commenting on my own blog now.

Major thanks to Jason for keeping on via his tether. Here are some notes I took after the wireless went down. Clearly, I need a smartphone!

The teacher still matters more than anything else. Which is a huge responsibility, and shouldn't be too reassuring.

The technologies are going to explode. The kids we teach now are only on the cusp. Those being born today face an even more different world when they grow up and will be even more different in school.

21st Century literacy is like past literacies. 21st Century fluency is another matter. Have to be as fluent with the tools as we are with the pen. Sam Morris asked me about reading/writing hypertext.

It's a good question. How many of us spend time thinking about making hypertext more readable and meaningful? Or do we just toss the links in?

Headware not Hardware--nice line

Finally, Let our kids access information natively.