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Friday, July 22 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Education 2.0: How Does Tech Fit Into the Classroom?

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At home, work, on our phone - tech is everywhere -- but are educators ready to make the full switch in their classrooms from books to computers?

Tech buying is top of mind of school boards and curriculum decision makers... but what are the next steps to make this transition a successful one? Is tech taking the place of teaching, or actually helping children succeed?

The question also circulating is how much technology is too much for schools. Schools are coming across new issues when it comes to Education 2.0 (for example Google Images and some racy content), open-web data is amazing for kids to find answers fast, but is it factually correct and age-appropriate? How do schools regulate what kids see on the internet and how do they also use it to their advantage?

Speakers
avatar for Randi Brill

Randi Brill

Brill founded Quarasan! in 1982 in the basement of her home and has built it into a leading educational product developer. Quarasan! provides full-service content development for publishers and school districts. Quarasan! offers conceptualization, editorial, design, production, and management services for all major disciplines in Pre-K through Higher Ed. | | Randi personally works closely with publishing executives as a conceptual partner on new product initiatives and Pre-K–12...
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avatar for John Connolly

John Connolly

John Connolly manages and coordinates the instructional technology initiatives for the Chicago Public Schools district. This includes technology integration programs, innovative technologies, digital media, live conferencing, professional development, Internet safety, and grant opportunities. His passion and innovation for using technology to transform teaching and learning has been recognized by the US DOE. | | Connolly has 10 years of experience with enterprising wide technology solutions...
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avatar for Bruce Montgomery

Bruce Montgomery

Bruce Montgomery, President of Montgomery & Co. is an interactive broadband technology and IT solutions company. Montgomery is also the producer of Technology Access TV, a weekly technology focused TV show, broadcast to all cable subscribers in Chicago, as well as Director and Co-Founder of Chicago New Media Summit (CNMS08), Board Member of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), and Member of the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors (MCTA) | | Bruce designates himself...
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avatar for Michael Ross

Michael Ross

Michael Ross: About Michael Ross | | Michael Ross is Senior Vice President/Education General Manager for Encyclopaedia Britannica.  | | His products have generated hundreds of millions of dollars and won numerous awards, including the Association of Educational Publisher’s Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Awards; Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award; Parent’s Choice Award; Bologna Children’s Book Fair GLI Award for Innovation; and...
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Friday July 22, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

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