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What is the role of the teacher in the age of Google?

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 1, 2008

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy. He spoke last week at Ignite Philly, an evening event at which speakers get 5 minutes to talk about 20 slides, which automatically rotate after 15 seconds (the Pecha Kucha school of presentation.) He speaks fast but makes a lot of sense. Innovation in education needs to be both broadly addressed and carefully focused. Technology in education needs to be a transformative tool, not merely additive. As for the answer to the question posed above? Watch the video below for Lehmann’s answer:

Reader Comments

Alex Hillman

October 2, 2008 5:02 PM

I'm SO happy to see this presentation being shared. All of the presentations at Ignite were fantastic, this was one of my favorites, very much hitting home for me.

Denice Frohman

October 3, 2008 10:27 AM

...proud to say I've learned from the best. Awesome presentation! Inquiry, research, student-centered classrooms - the most effective and exciting way to teach and learn. Great job!

Helen Walters

October 3, 2008 11:24 AM

Thanks for the comments! Alex -- what else at Ignite caught your eye? Smartly, they've posted all the presentations, but I haven't had a chance to go through all of them yet. Let me know if any others are must-views...


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