Laser cutters. 3-D printers. Microcontrollers. Power tools. Basic requirements of a makerspace, right?
If you see hear roaring and see bears at SXSWedu this week, don’t be alarmed. You can come close to the exhibit — but please, don’t feed the bears.
In the last year, the World Economic Forum has published numerous reports forecasting the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what the unprecedented interconnectivity of the technological revolution will yield as we approach 2020. We are, as they say, in unchartered waters — and the tools we use to navigate our course aren’t necessarily familiar, either.
Students from the Harvard graduate School of Education traveled to our office to help EXPLO Studio test out some of their latest creations. In just a few hours, HGSE saved a city from certain destruction with bikes on wires, built tops out of 1/4-20 bolts and washers and donned "thinking caps" — all while exploring how inquiry-based challenges create better engagement for students.
As we enter into the Presidential Debate season — one already characterized by strong rhetoric and polarizing opinions — an inherent challenge as educators and parents is how to teach our students to engage in civil discourse with people whose ideas and beliefs are different from their own.
Topics: Join The Debates
Abraham Maslow Quote
One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of traveling down to SXSWedu was not only experiencing all of the cool and groundbreaking ideas and edtech on hand, but also sharing some of our learning methodology with educators and students alike. Here's what we learned running the Captain Fraido booth.
Moira Quote in Boston Globe
George Saunders Quote