Failure to Disrupt Book Club with Antero Garcia

49 minutes

For TeachLab’s seventh Failure to Disrupt Book Club episode we look back at Justin’s live conversation with regular Audrey Watters and special guest Antero Garcia. He's a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a former teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Together they discuss the book’s second edtech dilemma, the Ed Tech Matthew Effect.

“Let's start with the community as the designer, and what it means to then imagine what schools and the tools that schools are going to need to build from there. That, to me, seems like the starting place of the conversation. I tend to get grumpier as I think about other kinds of tools because I think they all are generally bad. All of the surveillance stuff is... Not only do I not trust the tool, but I don't trust the motive or the intentions of the companies that are making and selling these tools or of the designers...” 

- Antero Garcia

 

In this episode we’ll talk about:

  • Antero Garcia’s edtech story - SMART board
  • Antero’s work
  • Issues and shortcomings of edtech
  • The “Digital Divide”
  • Dangers of proctoring software
  • Aligning business values with that of public schools
  • Community design
  • WiFi over wellbeing
  • Lack of imagination in education

 

Resources and Links

Check out Antero’s book, Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School

Watch the full Book Club webinar here!

Check out Justin Reich’s new book, Failure To Disrupt!

Join our self-paced online edX course: Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices

 

Transcript

https://teachlabpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/bookclub7/transcript

 

Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley

Recorded and mixed by Garrett Beazley

 

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