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Fixing School: How Technology is Fueling a Revolution in Education

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Michigan Online Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 3:45pm, Science Building 110
Note: Calvin faculty and staff can access the video of the lecture on the Novell drive
Common on Glacier U:\Physics Dept\Andrew Vanden Heuvel\

School just isn't the way it's supposed to be. This should be the best time in history to be a student – we have unprecedented global communication tools, access to far more knowledge than we could ever internalize, and a rate of discovery and creative activity that is unfathomable. Yet if you walk into any high school classroom in our nation today, chances are that you will find students (and teachers) who are just plain bored.

In this talk, I will discuss the current revolution in education -- one in which cell phones, Facebook, texting, and video games are no longer the enemies of learning, but the tools of it. In order for education to be engaging today and relevant for tomorrow, it must include these tools as well as new methods that increase student collaboration, creative thinking, and problem solving.

keyboard and calculus textbook

Note: Read more about Vanden Heuvel's work and awards in an article in the Muskegon Chronicle.

Note: Calvin faculty and staff can access the video of the lecture on the Novell drive:
Common on Glacier U:\Physics Dept\Andrew Vanden Heuvel\


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