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Harnessing the power of connectedness | Growing adaptive experts #ConnectAU15

I recently presented one of the sessions at #ConnectAU15, a huge expo focused on futures thinking and connected practices, with one summit devoted to Connected Education. I’ve blogged about the other themes here: Keynote: Don Tapscott Keynote: Sebastian Thrun Pipelines for education Robotics for the future Below are the notes from my session which focused…

Sebastian Thrun – Moonshot Thinking | ConnectAU15

Notes from @SebastianThrun‘s keynote: Google [X] projects Working on Google [X] – we needed: a huge problem a radical solution a breakthrough in technology Only 1% of interesting things have been invented – Google may only be working with 0.1% of ways to improve people’s lives. For example: The driverless car as a way to remove…

Leading Quality Change with Michael Fullan | Knowledge Seminar series

This post is a summary of the key points from Michael Fullan’s recent Knowledge Seminar, hosted by the Ministry of Education. Fullan kicked off by referencing Professional Capital as Accountability (newly published) and other publications and work such as ‘Stratosphere’ – check out his home page for full works. He argued that: Accountability reform can be counter productive, and…

Bolting on cybersafety? | Day 8 #28daysofwriting

In the last couple of days, Google and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation announced a further development in their relationship: a $1.2 million grant from Google so that the e-Smart Digital Licence “will be made available to every grade 6 student in Australia in 2015” – Medianet. You can read all about this licence here: https://www.digitallicence.com.au/home –…