Verizon Thinkfinity is wrapping up its Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series with an expert voice who’s very close to NCFL’s heart. Jason Falls, NCFL board member and social media visionary, is the fifth influential speaker featured in this excellent series.
In the interview, Falls speaks with Katrina Allen, program director of 21st century learning at St. Philip’s Academy in Newark, N.J. He stresses the need for educators to embrace social media in the classroom to expand learning opportunities.
Since September, the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series has also featured retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and learning technologies expert Dr. Chris Dede weighing in with their thoughts on the future of education.
The interviews are available as videos on demand exclusively to members of the Thinkfinity Community. (Not a member? Register for free today — in addition to access to this great series, you’ll also be able to connect with more than 25,000 fellow educators!)
Falls also authored a post published on Verizon’s Responsibility Blog about how constantly changing technology means that successful education depends on teaching children how to teach themselves — and that begins with schools embracing the power of technology.