High Impact Education: Technology Infused Innovations for a Changing World


As technology advances, more opportunities are made available to children, families, and educators to access curricula and programming at little or no cost. This panel at the Wheelock College Global Challenges Conference in June 2013 discusses the ways that we can sift through media to pull out the best offerings, causing children to become educated and empowered while avoiding the pathway to an unproductive, sedentary lifestyle. Mary Cullinane of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says that although the thought of children being online may make parents and educators uncomfortable, they are learning necessary social skills. Technology skills are becoming more and more pertinent in getting a job in today’s society, and this panel explains how to get the best use out of technology starting at a young age.