#SXSWEdu’s Missing Ingredient

Agree 100%. If teachers (and students!) are not listened to and co-created with, no edtech is going to work.


sxswedupic copy I attended SXSWEdu this week in Austin, Texas.  It was a great celebration of business and education.  As an educator, I would have never had the opportunity to attend such an event if it wasn’t for my latest role as the Digital Curriculum Editor for KinderTown.   KinderTown is an app for parents to help them find the most valuable educational apps for their children.  I’m also currently a teacher at an independent private school in Baltimore.  These are the two roles I represented and shared with people, and with which I viewed the conference.

As a teacher, the only community of learners I have interacted with professionally is teachers.  My mother was a teacher, her mother was a teacher.  My mom’s friends were teachers, and I grew up in the conversation of education.  I knew what was happening in the day to day lives of teachers, since I was…

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