China, Australia, Nepal & Australia: A zoom tour

by | Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Over the past couple of months I have been asked to give presentations at a variety of different conferences or organizations spread across the world. They are archived below.

I was invited to give a talk as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the School of Education, Drexel University. My talk was titled: Design pencils, universities and everything in between.

Dean’s Lecture Series

Drexel University School of Education

I was invited by the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University to serve on a panel on the topic of Exploring Next-Generation Education: K-12 Trends that Mater for 2021.

The introduction to the session was as follows (and the video is embedded below):

We’ve had an extremely challenging year—a global pandemic, ongoing racial injustice and inequities, and more recently an insurrection on our country’s capitol. Educators navigated their way through these compounded issues. They summoned their creativity and resiliency to support and engage students. With this dramatic backdrop, we move into 2021 with wounds, disappointments and hope for a brighter collective future. The goal of this panel discussion is to surface K-12 trends that matter for humanity. As community members, what do we need to be relentless about? As policy makers, what do we need to let go? As educators, how do we create spaces for transformation that can usher in new ways of thinking about and doing education? Join thought leaders as they analyze, predict and dream of next-generation schools.

The Public Interest Technology University Network is a partnership that fosters collaboration between universities and colleges committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. Ariel Anbar and I were invited to be part of a panel on embedding humanistic values in STEM education, specifically focused on our recently concluded STEM-Futures project. You can read my blog post about the project, a description on the MLFTC website or visit the project pages at STEM-futures.org.

Keynote for TheMarker conference (Israel): Education in a pandemic: A crisis (and possibly) an opportunity (blog post)

Teaching with Technology: Is TPACK still relevant? Part of a panel organized by Monash University (Australia) with Judi Harris and Michael Phillips, moderated by Michael Henderson.

Nepal: Creativity, technology & design for learning (in STEM and beyond). Presentation for Kathmandu University, School of Education; (Nepal) November 2020

Presentation at the 18th Shanghai International Curriculum Forum, organized by the Institute of Curriculum and Instruction of ECNU. This talk (titled: TPACK and beyond: Designing Technology & Education (From Artifacts to Culture) was viewed by more than 18,000 participants including experts and scholars, principals in charge of education administrative departments across China.

A few randomly selected blog posts…

Slumdog night (and Rahman)

Slumdog rolled into the Oscars tonight. More important to me were the two Oscars for A. R. Rahman for original score and song. It is time that the world recognized his genius. Here is a cartoon by Kaladhar Bapu from his site Point Blank A.R. Rahman by Kaladhar Bapu

Flip/Flop: Goodbye 2022 – Welcome 2023

Flip/Flop: Goodbye 2022 – Welcome 2023

Since 2008 our family has been creating short videos to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Our videos are always typographical in nature with some kind of an AHA! moment or optical illusion built in. This year’s video is no different. Check it...

The beauty of randomness

The beauty of randomness

I have always been intrigued by the idea of how truly random our lives really are. Seemingly minor events can trigger effects, rippling through our lives, effects becoming causes, leading to profound changes and transformations. Ray Bradbury's short...

TPACK Ambigram

I have been wanting to create a TPACK ambigram for a while now... what would be better than combining my two greatest loves - technology integration in teaching WITH ambigrams! Finally after some subtle prodding by Matt Koehler I have finally done so. This is a...

TPACK Newsletter #39, February 2019

TPACK Newsletter #39, February 2019

Here is the latest pdf version of the TPACK Newsletter (#39, February 2019), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This issue includes 31 articles, 2 books, 39 chapters, and 14 dissertations that have not appeared...

How not to conduct research

Note: This post has been edited somewhat to (a) clearly hide the url, which I had not done a good job of before; and (b) to add a few suggestions in the last paragraph for some strategies to make it easier for the participants to take part in the study.  (September...

TPACK Newsletters (#28, #29 & 30)

TPACK Newsletters (#28, #29 & 30)

In the rush of summer and the move to Arizona I missed posting #28 and #29 of the TPACK newsletter, and before I knew it, #30  was here as well. Well here are links to the PDFs of all three newsletters Newsletter 28: May 2016 (pdf)Newsletter 29: July 2016...

TPACK commercial II, Mastercard “Priceless”

Here is the second of the two commercials created specially for our ISTE Radio/Video show. The first one (a take-off on the UPS/Whiteboard commercials can be seen here). Enjoy. As always, the director’s commentary is provided below....

TPACK in a textbook!

Just found out from Kathryn Dirkin that a prominent textbook of Educational Technology now features the TPACK framework. The book is titled "Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching" [link to Amazon.com] and is authored by Margaret D. Roblyer and Aaron H...

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  1. shayari

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