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Friday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
No Child Left Inside: Mobile Tech Meets Education

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This panel looks at mobile learning technologies and programs that get students outside, envisioning a classroom framed by the sky, earth, and everything in between. The No Child Left Inside Act (NCLIA) now in Congress seeks to enhance the environmental literacy of K-12 students “to foster understanding, analysis, and solutions to the major environmental challenges” facing the nation. There is a tremendous opportunity to engage young people in science that connects their local environment to global problems, and technology is crucial to effectuate its promise. Five hundred million eyes looked on as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon; under NCLIA, with eyes trained on the environment around them, learners could now help address a problem as complex as climate change. By implementing a citizen science-based model that leverages mobile technology, NCLIA could help form a scientifically literate citizenry while researchers explore questions previously unanswerable. Richard Louv’s "Last Child in the Woods" explores how going outside improves the well-being of young people, and fosters what E. O. Wilson has termed “biophilia.” Programs that combine appropriate technologies with outdoor experience can give learners a new point of entry to scientific understanding beyond textbooks, and introduce new modes of assessment beyond standardized tests.
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Rebecca Bray

Mgr Interation Design & StrategySmithsonian InstitutionRebecca Bray is the Manager of Interaction Design and Strategy at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. She is the co-founder of Submersible Design, an interactive design company in New York City, and has been... Read More →
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Drew Davidson

DirCMUDrew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories across texts, comics, games and other media. He is the Director of the Entertainment Technology Center... Read More →
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Jared Lamenzo

Pres/Co-FounderThe WildLab/Mediated Spaces IncJared Lamenzo is a technologist and an artist interested in giving citizens superpowers to change the world. As co-founder of Mediated Spaces, he pioneered the use of smartphone technology in citizen science. In 2008, the company won the... Read More →
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Richard Scullin

FounderMobileEd.orgIn 2008 Richard Scullin founded MobileEd.org, an organization that helps teachers integrate mobiles with curriculum. MobileEd has run mobile learning pilots at local schools and colleges, helping teachers, administrators, and students understand how mobiles can... Read More →
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S. Craig Watkins

Assoc ProfessorThe University of Texas at AustinS. Craig Watkins is an Assoc. Prof. of Radio-TV-Film at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on young people's engagement with social and mobile media technologies. He is part of a MacArthur Foundation research network... Read More →
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S Craig Watkins

Assoc ProfessorThe University of Texas at AustinS. Craig Watkins is an Assoc. Prof. of Radio-TV-Film at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on young people's engagement with social and mobile media technologies. He is part of a MacArthur Foundation research network... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Rio 500 North IH 35

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