Dr. Tim Tyson – Mabry Middle School Dr. Tim Tyson, principal of Mabry Middle School, has been called "the Pied Piper of Educational Technology" by the School Library Journal
Schools have access to immediate global distribution.
He told students “if you produce exemplary work, it will immediately be put in global distribution”
He challenged the students: What is so important that everyone on earth needs to hear it?
Authentic assessment – real-life learning
**The effective educator in this age of hyper connectivity is the educator that collapses the distance between children and meaningful contribution.**
It’s about making meaningful contributions to society.
**Meaningfulness is the product of connectedness and sharing.**
Student examples:
http://www.cobbk12.org/~mabry/Movies/2006FilmFestival/2006-Best-Picture.mov (dark side of chocolate)

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