Friday, October 26, 2012

Dennis Harper on The Five Things I’ve Learned


This week our friend Dr. Dennis Harper is featured on the Five Things I’ve Learned.

Dennis is one of the world's leaders in the field of technology in education and has been instrumental in bringing computers and the Internet into thousands of schools in more than thirty nations. Dennis is the founder and CEO of Generation YES, a nonprofit whose mission is to teach and empower students to use modern technology to solve problems in their schools and communities. He is also the author of the book, Computer Education for Developing Nations which has acted as a guide for many countries.

On The Five Things I’ve Learned Dennis writes “Yes, kids are our future but they are also here now. For the most part, schools ignore what students can do now. Take the case of three fourteen year olds: Jordon Romero scaled Mt. Everest and the highest peak on each continent, Alexander the Great ruled over the largest empire in history, and Anne Frank wrote a diary that has sold 30 million copies. Schools are full of students with similar capabilities…”

To read more of Dennis’s insights go to http://www.thefivethings.org/dennis-harper.

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