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Milken Institute panel takes on digital tech in classroom

LA School Report | April 28, 2015

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More than 3,000 government, business, science, tech and and philanthropy leaders have been gathering in Los Angeles over the past few days for the annual Milken Institute Global Conference.

The conference mission is to find answers to some of the world’s biggest problems, and one of the major topics under discussion this year is education.

In a panel Monday called, “The ‘New’ Trades: Rethinking Education for a Digital World,” pop superstar, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education James Sheldon and other leaders took on the topic of how to better infuse digital technology into the classroom.

In its description of the panel, the Milken Institute made the assumption that “traditional education, built around books and classroom activities, no longer prepares students for today’s digital world or the job market that it has created.”

The topic of how to properly introduce digital technology into education is a topic that anyone who follows LA Unified closely knows about, considering the debacle its cancelled $1.3 billion iPad program has become.

Check out the panel discussion in the attached video.


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