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Interactive video lesson plan for: McGraw-Hill Education and Future Ready Schools: Use of Purposeful Technology

Activity overview:

Chris Willig, President of McGraw-Hill Education PreK-12 and Former Governor Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education discuss the use of purposeful technology in education.

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Gov. Wise:
We have the, the teachers quality, teachers were working to train more, we have higher standards now and every district and, and state, um, we have constrained budgets and, but what makes it possible and what helps tie it all together to me is the effective application of technology, not to displace the teach, I think in many ways to enhance the teacher, but that, but, but I know your experience, uh, as you mentioned several decades of experience and technology and seeing it develop and evolve, that to me, this is an exciting time and I’d be interested in your reflections on that. Is this a seminal moment in education?

Christine Willig:
Oh, I believe it is. I think that the cost of hardware, the conversation shifting to the power of getting broadband and access throughout the school environment as well as the home environment, that time is now. There are more devices out there than ever before whether provided by parents from the home or whether the school district providing them as well, but I also think that as we’ve seen the power of, um, different technologies impacting our lives, the ones we’re interacting with, bringing those into the classroom is never been more important. We at McGraw Hill have been focused on this area of learning science, which I think you’ve brought up a few moments ago, the reason being that, um, the real power of technology is not technology for technology’s sake, but purposeful technology. We talked to schools and districts about what they’re trying to do more often than not, that’s about student outcomes. It’s also about helping teachers teach because even as we explore more deeply, the science of learning, the power of the teacher has never been more apparent. It shows up in research everywhere. The, the ability to enhance the effectiveness of teachers is just as important as putting tools in a student’s hand to drive their learning. And when you marry those two together then we’re going to see a real, um, leap forward in the use of educational technology, because it’s, it’s working towards a purpose.

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