What an engaging, entertaining keynote. No way these notes bring any of the keynote alive, but here are the notes I jotted down…
Marco Torres Keynote
- Analog vs digital
- the piano looks the way it does — analog restrictions
- you can’t tell the piano you don’t want certain keys
- iPad = 1st device that allows user interface changes according to the task at hand
- piano on iPad — can eliminate the keys you don’t need
- Are there “analog” restrictions in our school that are getting in the way?
- we have all these tools available to personalize the experience; are we using them?
- how do we create a personalized plan? what resources do we have? are we using them?
- “learners love to share.” schooling is an analog restriction.
- people use youtube to learn about their interests; people then share their work on youtube to the comminity
- note: goal was not to learn youtube; youtube was a way to learn and then join a community of similarly interested people
- Look at people’s iPads to learn something about them; what they like and what they like to learn
- In schools, we push the technology out instead of pushing questions which will lead to the technology
- What does you evidence of learning look like? Is it only through a test?
- Stay in the question: new narrative
- When you hit an obstacle you can quit, complain, or innovate.
- Your colleagues do not have to be people at your school… don’t be bogged down w/ analogue restrictions
- How can we help people have a MORE personal communication experience?
- Up until recently, the goal of tech was to perfect the ER: faster, better, smarter…
- We are asking the wrong essential question …How can we help people have a more personal communication experience?
- CubeCheater iPhone app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXJtkJOHpkk
- Encouraging risks: Why do we spend our time in school making cooks instead chefs? Chefs can make mistakes; cooks cannot.
- The Internet is about showcasing the verbs not the nouns. It is about what are you doing, not where have you been.
- Learn. Create. Share.
- Choose the appropriate tool for the appropriate message! Don’t *try* to use technology. Use it as a *tool* to achieve your goal.
- Example: cook time with Remmi http://www.cooktimewithremmi.com/