I couldn't be more excited about the White House [Student] Film Festival. The event is an opportunity to hear from students around the country about why it is important to have access to technology both in and out of the classroom. Students use technology tools to create, discover, and learn. As subjects like computational thinking, coding, biotech, and online publishing become larger parts of the curriculum, we are undermining a students potential by restricting access or not making the necessary infrastructure investments.
Bridging the technology access gap requires and "all hands on deck" approach. If we are to once again lead the world in college graduation rates it is important that the teachers in our country have all the tools and digital content solutions at their disposal.
As we move into February, be on the lookout on social media for great students videos. Be sure to follow the White House on Tumblr, Instagram, and check in periodically to the WH Film Festival website.