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SXSWedu 2015

A Collaboration Shift: Schools, Ed Tech & Research

This panel will share their collaboration experience resulting in stop-motion animations that explored issues of socially relevant topics. The team, comprised of, a teacher, an ed tech community manager, and two university researchers, will examine how their unique collaboration offered a wider platform for scholars to voice their thoughts and opinions. By sharing their story, they hope to elicit future partnerships that bridge the communication gap amongst the education community.

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  1. Participants will explore ways to eliminate the detrimental communication gap that has emerged within the education world. By joining forces, the education community can work to build effective partnerships that positively impact K-12 education.
  2. Participants will examine ways to integrate multi-modal learning platforms beyond a specific content area. By shifting the focus from a narrow approach to inquiry-based learning, participants will have a new understanding of sustainable platforms.
  3. Participants will understand that, through purposeful collaboration amongst entities of the education community, they can offer students the freedom and space to voice their ideas beyond the walls of a classroom.


  • Emily Smith, Innovative Educator, the Hive Society
  • Kathlene Holmes, University Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Andrew Gardner, Director BrainPOP Educators/ Adjunct Professor NYU Steinhardt School of Education, BrainPOP
  • Detra Price-Dennis, Assistant Professor of Inclusive Elementary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Emily Smith, Innovative Educator, the Hive Society

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  • Tags: collaboration, research
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Social & Mobile Learning
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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