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Voice Devices and Beyond in the Classroom

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Voice Devices and Beyond in the Classroom

Presented by Mark Persaud, Immersive Reality Practice Lead, Moonshot by Pactera; Amish Desai, Vice President, Design and Experiences, Moonshot by Pactera; and David Green, Teacher, North Shore Country Day School

Sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning

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Emerging technology is reshaping education. Audio and voice technologies allow students to access and engage with a “computer” in a conversational, human-like way. Immersive reality allows students to learn via sights and sounds. Seeing, hearing, and experiencing educational material brings it to life in a new way, allowing for either an individual or communal learning experience. Both technologies catering to more learning styles, ultimately inspiring curiosity and the joy of learning.

In this edWebinar, viewers will:

  • learn how integrating audio, voice and/or immersive technology in the classroom can enhance learning and engagement.
  • gain practical tips and ideas on how free media and tools, such as Britannica’s Guardians of History, can easily and effectively be added to your teaching toolkit.
  • understand the limitations of technology and be able to set boundaries with students on accessing devices and expectations for use.

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators.


Mark PersaudAbout the Presenters

Mark Persaud’s experience has led him to the junction of experiences, technology, and business strategy which when applied correctly creates revolutionary Digital Products. His experience has included evaluating business’ operating and organization structures, designing business models and strategies, and implementing the right platforms for all to be successful. His platform experience varies widely from e-commerce, to content management, OMS, ERP, and search, yet at the center of all his experiences has been an anthropocentric philosophy to ensure that the value proposition for his client is tethered to a strong understanding of their users and the value-creating opportunity they have.


Amish DesaiAmish Desai’s expertise is in the strategy and delivery of digital experiences for people, products, and clients. He leads cross-functional teams across product, design, and engineering that use design thinking and lean innovation to discover, design, and deliver experiences that are lovable, valuable, and feasible for brands. With 16 years of designing at the intersection of customer behaviors, emotions, and emerging technologies, Amish possesses expertise to solve critical business challenges with a human-first mindset. His experience spans environments such as start-ups, in-house, and innovation consultancy firms. He has supporting B2C, B2B, B2B2C organizations on a domestic and global scale, across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, social analytics, CPG, logistics, and retail. As a result, his work has been featured in, Fast Company, and VentureBeat for designing digital and physical experiences for business growth.


David GreenFor the past 25 years, David Green has taught third grade at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, IL. He has also taught a variety of classes at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development summer program for the past 17 years. Fifteen years ago, David created Third Grade Audio. His students have written and recorded audio documentaries, podcasts, stories, and poetry. Their work has been played on radio stations around the country and in Germany and the U.K. It has also been featured on podcasts and on Chicago Public Radio. David has presented at the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) and Illinois Council of Teachers of Math Conference (ICTM). He has published articles in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) journal Teaching Children Mathematics and on the online Math Solutions website. David was awarded a grant to create a two-week poetry festival at his school and was a finalist for the Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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