Welcome to #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW
This event will be taking place July 31st and August 1st 2012 at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue) in New York City. The speakers for this conference have been chosen and the event schedule is currently under development.
Ever since the first #140conf event in New York City back in June 2009, we have been looking at the effects of the real-time web on Education. To date, the #140conf events have provided a platform for: students, elementary and secondary school teachers, college professors and high school principals.
In an attempt to provide more attention and more voices to the educators of the world, we have partnered with Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) – Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and we are bringing #140edu back to the 92nd Street Y for our second year.
It is the goal of both Jeff Pulver and Chris Lehmann to take a hard look at the State of Education NOW and provide a platform for educators, parents, students, administrators, school boards, together with anyone and everyone with a vested interest in the state of education a chance to be heard and ideas shared and explored.
Since the birth of the real-time Internet, many educational institutions around the world have found themselves establishing a presence on both Facebook and twitter and have been challenged with the task of having to having to have someone (or a team) represent their school and become their online and physical voice for their students. For many schools this is something both new and challenging.
The growing widespread popularity of cell phones have ushered in the era of both texting and sexting and other related disruptions. Some schools have restricted the use of cell phones in schools while other schools have eventually embraced it.
Some teachers are reachable on their cell phones and remind students of their homework assignments and answer questions about homework. The evolution of the 7 AM to 3PM lifestyle to a 24/7 lifestyle is changing the students connect with both other students and their teachers.