'Volunteer State' Shows Its True Colors

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'Volunteer State' Shows Its True Colors

Tennessee educators and students meet with entrepreneurs at EdSurge's Tech for Schools Summit

By Betsy Corcoran (Columnist)     Apr 16, 2014

'Volunteer State' Shows Its True Colors

Yes, indeed, it is really about the learners.

At EdSurge's most recent Tech For Schools Summit--this one in Tennessee--students proved once again to be poised and articulate about how they see technology helping them. Above: EdSurgent Summit Director Katrina Stevens talks with Tennessee students Jeremy Kaiser, Mika Carr, D’Shawna Davis, and Lazackare Grady.

Their enthusiasm and passion for learning was matched by the educators in this "Volunteer State" who spent their day learning, sharing, listening and playing with edtech tools and ideas.

Chris Barbic, who started the day, put it well: Do we want to raise students who can simply take a test on a computer--or who will build the next computer?

Educators and entrepreneurs spent the day exchanging points of view. Here are a couple of snapshots of the day. All the feedback contributed by teachers will be shared in the coming weeks via the EdSurge site. Stay tuned!

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