Convopointer was in the house this evening for the HIVE (Harvard graduate school of education Innovation and Ventures in Education) initial pitch night! Zack shared a quick summary of Convopointer and had great conversations with several people afterwards.
This event provided a great opportunity to dig into some of the educational benefits of Convopointer in all contexts. In addition to the educational benefit to EVERYONE of being able to have a streamlined way to connect to additional perspectives on any topic you encounter, several people pointed out how useful Convopointer could be in a classroom context: helping students (elementary through graduate school) find and then evaluate multiple “sides” to a story. Additionally, assigning students to CREATE their own Convopointers is a great way to push students to engage multiple viewpoints on a single topic, and then be able to assess the quality of the connections they have made!
Particular shout-outs to David A., Mark N., Daniel D., Andrew C., and Stuart J. who shared some great ideas!
It is great to see the Convopointer community growing!