Who is your EdTech icon?

It may be the weekend, but the challenge goes on. On the June 12th we’re asking “who is your EdTech icon?

I’ll be honest, I’d want to question the use of the word icon here, but ultimately I want to talk about three people who have influenced or changed my perception of learning, education, technology, and the fairness of how we view learning and students (of all ages). These ‘icons’, if you want, are:

Sir Ken Robinson – From the moment I watched his influential TEDTalk, ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity’, I found the ability within me to question something. I questioned whether school had bee right for me. I know Sir Ken’s approach and posited statements of creativity in schools has come under fire in recent years but for me., reflecting on my own time at school and university, school was not where I did my best learning. I never felt comfortable or ‘at home’ in school, something always felt out of place … it was me. I didn’t fit in the 30 kids to a class, 5 rows of 6 desks, all facing a single desk which the teacher sat behind and bestowed his or her knowledge to me.

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