Getting Smart covers the release of Activate ED's second Education Rockstar, Betsy Corcoran, founder and CEO of EdSurge.
Corcoran, a long time journalist for publications such as Scientific America, Washington Post and Forbes eventually landed her focus on educational technology. "There's not a bigger, better or more fascinating challenge right now than figuring out how people learn," Corcoran says. "How do you build tools that really correspond to the needs of the teachers and students?"
In addition to the video, Activate ED provides another extensive toolkit, complete with five great articles to which Betsy looks to help build the relationship between the people in the classroom and the people building the technology. The "must-read" list collected by Betsy and her colleagues explains a little bit of the history, defines some of the edtech players, and talks about pedagogy and what learning really means.
Read more and watch the full video at Getting Smart