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?
This panel aims to give tech companies an introduction to the major topics, lessons, risks, and opportunities in turning innovation into intellectual property.
The purpose of technology is to solve problems. Mass tweeting from protesting nations enables the coordination of grassroots activism. Online challenge sites are able to solicit niche experts who propose computer science, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical solutions online. Knowledge collaboration sites help centralize problem-solving efforts for the public. From interpreting the human genome to enabling mass citizen protest coordination, what new technologies will solve the big problems of this decade?
Thinking about entering the Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois Competition? Don't miss this chance to hear data experts from the city, state and county - including Brett Goldstein, CDO of the city of Chicago - talk about the available data and some of their favorite app ideas. Victoria Carlson, President of A4MC, will also be there to talk about the kinds of apps the judges are looking for.
The post presidential election mayhem in Iran in June 2009 was a preview of the a phenomena that later re-appeared in the Arab countries, and today is called "The Arab Spring". Within 72 hours after the announcement of the allegedly fraudulent results, over 3 million protestors flooded the streets - streets in a country where no organized opposition was allowed.
The presentation will posit a thesis that new media entities are substituting for the classic opposition political parties infrastructure; the processes of mobilizing, messaging and the logistics of street action no longer need to be organized through the traditional organizational paradigm.
Seond half of session will include a panel of the book What's Next?: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy. Additional panelists include Jerome McDonnell, Lyric Hughes Hales, and David Hale.
Join us as Pat Quinn shows his support of technology advancement in Chicago and Illinois.