Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential

November 4, 2019 - Comment

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

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.

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Anonymous says:

Essential for anyone interested in technology and education Rewiring Education couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. Having spent a decade in video games, I recently ventured out to start a game studio focused on inspiring the next generation of creative technologists. This book served as an inspirational call-to-arms, an insightful look at what has come before, and a practical manual on how to help kids identify their individual passion, skills, and interests. The authors walk through a multitude of helpful frameworks focused on utilizing…

Anonymous says:

A better instructional design for education The critique and improvement of American education can happen with the new approach from the labs and demonstration projects developed at Apple over the past decade. They have responded to the suggestions of the best studies from educational psychology. Their first vice president, John D. Couch, led the development of an approach to instructional design that makes use of the key factors described and found to be needed for a better education. This book outlines the key elements found lacking…

Anonymous says:

“Rewiring Education” is a must read for every teacher, parent and student. To preface this review, I am a sixteen year old student who, alongside my brother, a sophomore in college, started a digital learning initiative in the Caribbean to compliment youth learning in the arenas of math and computer science, two pillars of education, the latter being evermore crucial to one’s arsenal in today’s digital world.John Couch’s Rewiring Education offers insight into the digital world that surrounds us and contrasts it to the educational institutions as we know…

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