What happens at the crossroads of hacking and schooling? How do these two seemingly disparate notions complement and inform one another? How can Candyland and HTML spark a learning revolution? Let’s find out together. Join us for the second annual EduCon Hack Jam and be ready to play!
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
The nature of information access allows for a whole new way of working with content in our schools. Join us for a conversation deconstructing the concept of textbook and visioning what comes next.
On the whole, strong teachers tend to be reflective practitioners. There is research showing that reflecting is an important skill towards improving as a teacher. Accepting that, how do we become better at reflecting and how do we help new and pre-service teachers do the same?
We have moved beyond a world where we can simply be cheerleaders for education technology. It isn’t just that the stakes are high for pedagogy. They’re high politically and professionally. What are the connections between ed-tech and education reform, between technology, profits and the privatization of education?
We have a vision for effective, student-centered next generation schools, but that's very different from the realities in our classrooms. How do we bridge the chasm between what schools are and what they ought to be? This session will collaboratively explore catalysts for effective change.