13 Kieran Nolan – Managing the tension between innovation and risk

By Nick Burnett

What does it take to raise and educate amazing kids? How can we best prepare them for the astonishing future that is coming up? The research and everyday options can sometimes seem overwhelming, and so, in this series of podcasts, Nick Burnett and Tony Ryan will offer some practical insights for educators and parents alike. With a focus on 12-year-old Georgie, who will be 32 years old in 2039 AD, they will outline a number of key elements on what is needed to help her live a fulfilling life.

In Episode 13 Nick talks with Kieran Nolan about:

●Taking people on a journey of digital transformation
●It’s about mindsets not age
●The importance of courageous leadership
●The opportunities with Internet 3.0 and Blockchain with Primary Aged students
●Decentralising the ownership of the learning and content
●Minecraft as a learning tool
●Teaching and learning technologies of the future

Bio for Podcast:
As the education technologist at Wooranna Park Primary School, Kieran Nolan has helped establish the school as a world leader in education technology and future thinking. Students have developed everything from virtual reality games and custom-built computers to fully functioning Cisco networks. They have built their own 3D printed computer lab using Raspberry Pi, created their own cryptocurrency, voted on hardware and software for the school’s open-source STEAM centre, built their own full nodes for various blockchains, and created an educational game that teaches people how to mine Bitcoin. Students have even created an international Minecraft environment to learn about hardware wallets and financial literacy. These efforts led Wooranna Park Primary School to recently become only the third school outside of the United States to be filmed by the George Lucas Foundation.

Contact: kdnolan@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-nolan-a932411a/
Twitter: @KieranDNolan
Website: https://kdnolan.com/