Below is that video of Bill Gates’ Keynote Address at the NAIS Annual Conference on Thursday, March 1, 2012. You can read the transcript here.
Bill Gates talks about four main trends in his speech:
1) Creating engaging and interactive ways of learning rather than using the traditional text book.
2) Using the internet to find, use, and share resources among teachers. A new way to collaborate between and among teachers.
3) Using social networks in positive ways both to enhance the learning of teachers and students.
4) Using technology, game play, etc. to provide immediate feedback for teachers and students.
Bill Gates mentions that these are the things he hopes he’ll be seeing in 10 years across the country.However, according to Mr. Gates, it is already happening at leading schools. How much of a leader in these areas are your teachers and your schools?
Having a network and being connected can be a great thing. I was teaching on the day Bill Gates gave his keynote, but was able to follow some of the conversation via twitter and recently alerted that the video and transcript of his speech were now available, something Mr. Gates had promised to share.