ISTE 2014: Education Leaders Talk Emerging Tech, Star Trek
LeVar Burton says we're close to achieving two iconic Star Trek technologies.
LeVar Burton, Co-founder of Reading Rainbow
Jeff Charbonneau, Zillah High School educator
Kevin Carroll, author
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.