Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age
While you are reading this, a group of ICS teachers are in Mumbai, India, attending a conference about technology and education. Both Laurel Ridley and myself are presenting workshops, and all of us are learning from professional experts and colleagues in international schools around the world who are teaching and learning using technology tools. The official focus is on schools that have 1:1 laptop programs, in which every student carries and uses their own computer in their learning.
There are dozens of schools and hundreds of teachers, tech specialists and administrators participating in this conference, with enthusiastic educators eager to share experiences and learn new skills. The focus is not so much on the digital tools (iPads, Twitter, blogging, probewear, etc.) as on how these tools can be used to improve learning and teaching.
You are welcome to take a look at the information we are getting. The conference, ASB UnPlugged, is hosted by the American School of Bombay every other year. The website is at http://www.asbunplugged.org/ and there is information about the workshops at http://asbunplugged.ning.com/. If you use Twitter, the hashtag is #asbunplugged. If you have any questions about the conference, tweet me at @j_iglar or email me at john.iglar(at)icsaddis.edu.et