The Promise of Education Technology | Daniel Kao | TEDxUCSD

Daniel Kao is fourth year computer science major at UC San Diego. In 2015, he interned for the U.S. Department of Education under the Office of Educational Technology. There, he helped with key initiatives including the National Education Technology Plan, policies around Open Educational Resources, and organized the White House Computer Science Tech Jam for Computer Science Education Week. Daniel discusses the state of education technology in today’s classrooms, and how use it to empower students.

Daniel grew up under a computer table cause they couldn’t get him in a playpen. At UCSD, he is a 4th year Computer Science major. In 2015, he worked for the US department of Education under the Office of Educational Technology. There, he helped with key initiatives including the National Education Technology Plan, policies around Open Educational Resources, and organized the White House Computer Science Tech Jam for Computer Science Education Week. Currently, he is the director of technology and digital strategy for a nation-wide nonprofit organization called Student Voice, a student run nonprofit helping students have a bigger voice in the education. In 2014, he helped start an inquiry-based charter school in San Francisco focusing on addressing issues of equity in the city. Besides education, he is interested in startups and technology, news media, politics, and theoretical physics. In his free time, he reads voraciously, plays the drums, and pretends to be a coffee connoisseur.

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