Tech @ State

I recently had the opportunity to give an Ignite talk at the State Department's "Tech @ State" conference.  This was my first time giving a presentation using the Ignite format. If you're not familiar with Ignites, they are 5-minute presentations where the slides automatically advance every 20 seconds, whether you're finished making your last point or not.  

The talk I gave was on "Moonshots in Education," and I presented three big ideas for education.  If we are serious about reforming the education system, then we need to consider eliminating grade, grade levels, and rethink the concept of a classroom--see the talk for why I think this is necessary.

The next time I give a presentation I will try not to move around quite as much, remember to breathe and ask for a hands-free microphone. :)