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Tech Is Not The Answer. @ChrisEmdin Tells Us What Is At #SXSWEdu

At this year's South By Southwest Edu, during a rousing keynote, Dr. Chris Emdin explained that if we think tech is the answer, we're missing the boat.
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At this year's South By Southwest Edu, during a rousing keynote, Dr. Chris Emdin explained that if we think tech is the answer, we're missing the boat. He warned that when those ed tech companies come in and try to use tech to "start taking away the problem," we need to tell them, "We got it from here. Thank you for your service."

Chris had an important message for all of us about what the real answer is when it comes to education and it's not tech. Want to find out what it is? Watch this video.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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