TEDx Talk by netTrekker Founder Randy Wilhelm – Igniting the Hope of Knowing

Photo of Randy Wilhelm, netTrekker founderAt TEDx event at Xavier University in May, netTrekker (now Knovation) founder Randy Wilhelm described children's innate curiosity as "living in the question." Kids think they can do anything – even fly. Their imaginations are free to explore any idea that is interesting to them.

However, in public education Wilhelm muses, we have lost our way as "the currency of education is no longer in the question – education currency is in the answer." In fact, we have organized ourselves around a system where success is defined as the highest total of correct answers.

In his talk, Wilhelm explores the idea that we, as adults, are asking the wrong question of our children. Instead of asking, "how intelligent are you?," we should be asking, "how are you intelligent?"

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3 Reasons K-12 Publishers Need to Accelerate Development of Mobile Content Delivery

It's well established that technology is disruptive. K-12 schools have certainly found this to be true. But the next wave of disruptive technology for schools has already begun.

Across the country schools and districts are struggling to develop and implement BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies.

Protecting school and student data is a concern.

Overcoming the objections of administrators and educators who have to give up some control of the learning process is another.

Parents are putting pressure on schools to allow their children to use mobile devices in school. In many cases the students have better technology than the schools including more and more tablets.

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Keith Krueger on Parents, Students, Schools and Mobile Technology

Keith Krueger of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) speaks about the changing landscape for students and schools and their use of mobile technology. Although the conversation should be led by parents and schools, students should also be involved because they need to learn to filter and evaluate information for themselves.>

This has direct impact on the types of learning systems that K-12 publishers can develop and support. The schools' needs are very different than they were ten years ago. <

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