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Wednesday, July 27 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Student as Contributor: Digital Learning Farm

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Before the days of tractors and combines, for more than 60% of the population in North America, farming was a way of life. Today that number is less than 2%. Children who grew up in rural areas made vital economic contributions to their families and communities by engaging in real farm chores.

Now it is time to restore the dignity of real student work in our schools. Our students can now easily create collaborative content that contributes to a library of learning resources.

Six learning jobs will be outlined:

  • Tutorial Designers
  • Official Scribes
  • Researchers
  • Global Communicators
  • Learning Documentary Producers
  • Solving Real Problems

Explore ways to make student work meaningful, highly motivating and consequential to the world around them.


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Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator... Read More →

Wednesday July 27, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Georgian - 2nd Floor