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Jul 03 2014

ISTE 2014: Education Leaders Talk Emerging Tech, Star Trek

LeVar Burton says we're close to achieving two iconic Star Trek technologies.

Participants

  • LeVar Burton, Co-founder of Reading Rainbow
  • Jeff Charbonneau, Zillah High School educator
  • Kevin Carroll, author

Video Highlights

  • The barriers to futuristic technologies are within reach thanks to advancements in computing speed. LeVar Burton says 3D printing is close to a Star Trek replicator, and a first-generation holodeck, another sci-fi technology, could be five years away or less.
  • With 3D printing and the open software environments begin pioneered, "You can literally make anything," says Jeff Charbonneau.
  • Educators should find ways to challenge students to look beyond their screens for innovations, says Kevin Carroll.

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