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Thursday, November 3 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Your Technology Plan Isn't About Technology

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We tend to focus on the word or the task; the technology, the project, the outcome. But how often do we focus on the underlying reason, the why? Why is the makerspace a place you need to go to? Why are we using words like iPads and Chromebooks on a technology plan? Why are we not “making” spaces throughout our buildings? Why are we not designing technology plans that highlight creation, collaboration, and voice, rather than device?

A technology plan, which seems to be the overarching framework that includes edtech, STEM, STEAM, and makerspace, always has great terms and phrases highlighting products, places, and things.

But what if it didn’t? What if your technology plan spent more on the why and less on the what? What if your technology plan wasn’t about technology at all…

This session will look at ways to rethink plans and spaces, to take the maker out of a space, to remove the computer lab from the equation, to start thinking less about where we do things and what we do, and more about why we’re doing it.

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Chris Casal

Purveyor of Geekery & Google for Education Certified Trainer, Heathcote School
A reformed dot comer, Chris Casal has been neck deep in edtech and instructional technology since 2003. After eleven years as part of the New York City Department of Education, he decamped for the suburbs and is now part of the Scarsdale, NY technology team. A Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Apps Certified Administrator and Common Sense Media's Graphite Certified Educator he is an unrepentant geek who thinks his iPad is the best... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am

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