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Rewiring Education

How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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What if we could unlock the potential in every child? As it turns out, we can. Apple's iconic cofounder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations.

Today, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, it presents an opportunity to rewire education to enrich and strengthen our schools, children, and society.

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares expertise gained from 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes listeners behind Apple's major research studies, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) and ACOT2, highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces some of the extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who are already utilizing new science-backed methods and technologies to benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

©2018 John Couch and Jason Towne (P)2018 Tantor

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  • SethF
  • Houston, TX United States
  • 11-05-18

An important call to action

Couch takes us through his time at Apple (though he does not focus on Apple products - it’s not a commercial), and essentially a history of Ed Tech. Then, he brilliantly wraps the narrative into a call to action for “rewiring” Education. As an Ed Tech Specialist, I can say that I see what he’s seeing, and I agree with his foresight. We NEED to make a conscious, concerted effort to adapt Education to the 21st century. It’s long overdue.

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important read for reform minded educators

Not only did I come away from the reading with refined and new ideas about education, but also with plenty of research papers, technologies & companies, and books to read next as follow-up. The writers are sharp and forward-thinking.

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  • Ant
  • 10-19-18

awesome read

a great insight into integrating technology into the education system and the need for change