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Technology and its Power to Transform Society – Where do you Stand?

January 15, 2015 - 2 Comments

Educators are using technologies like Cisco Webex to deliver anytime, anywhere learning, bring experts from across the country and the globe into their classrooms, and provide ubiquitous access to an astounding amount of resources on the Internet.

Now, educators, along with their students across the country, are using it to have conversations that transform society.  Today, at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, students from nearly every region in the nation, with a broad spectrum of socio-economic and racial backgrounds, will use Cisco WebEx to participate in a discussion on civil rights issues.  This event is being led and facilitated by the Rochester School District in cooperation with districts from across the country.

They will share their ideas, engage in a dialogue, and make sure their voices are heard on this critical topic at the core of our society.  Change starts with dialogue, and technology has the power to enable and engage a broad cross-section of society in conversations that will help to transform our nation.

The Rochester City School District has partnered with the Council of Great City Schools, the Council of Urban Boards of Education, and Cisco to make this event open to all.  You can find more information and register to attend here.  Where do you stand?

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  1. This is a great illustration of how technology can impact everyday reality. Indeed, the Internet of Everything will definitely open up new interpersonal opportunities and shape new modes of relationship. The chalenge is to get the youth involved by turning them into producers and thinkers instead of consumers.

    • Hi Cyril – Thank you for your reply, and great perspective. You’re right…the deepest learning happens when they’re truly engaged and creating their own content.