Chris started his keynote talking about the amazing connection that occurs between teachers and students. The big push of Alan at this BLC is "The First Five Days", speaking to the idea that the tone set in the first week of school can make or break your learning environment. Chris continued to speak about this idea and how technology can help the process. Highlighting the new TedEd site where teachers were paired with animators to create truly awesome mini-lectures. Chris calls it a way to "amplify teachers' voices".
Chris went on to speak about the other advantages technology brings to students. Not only can you open up lectures from other teachers, but it gives you access to experts when they are needed. All-in-all it was a very interesting look at the changing atmosphere of technology in education; whereas technology integration is no longer about putting things in a classroom, but people are finally seeing the fact it is about a philosophical shift.