I spent the better part of my day today as a participant in a Dell Education Think Tank conversation on Teacher Effectiveness and Next Generation Learning here in Raleigh. It was a remarkable conversation that I’m sure I’ll be writing about for the next few weeks.
For tonight, though, I wanted to share a fantastic image that Greg Gersch — the graphic artist that was capturing our thoughts — developed during our conversation:
(View image credits on Flickr here)
Greg’s image was built around an interaction that Bruce Friend had with a student several years back.
While facilitating a conversation around the use of technology in schools, a student participant pulled out his phone and asked the adults in the conversation what they saw.
“Your phone,” they all answered simultaneously.
The student’s response: “That’s where you’re wrong. You see this as my phone. I see it as my learning device. And when you take it away from me when I walk in the door, you lose me as a learner.”
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