Mindset Over Matter: Studio Team Takeaways from SXSWedu

April 11, 2017

Laser cutters. 3-D printers. Microcontrollers. Power tools. Basic requirements of a makerspace, right?

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Topics: EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making, Professional Development

EXPLO at SXSWedu: Don't Feed the Bears!

March 8, 2017

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.

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Topics: EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making

Navigating the Skills Gap: What Today’s Students Need to Thrive in 2020 + Beyond

February 2, 2017

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.

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EXPLO Studio: Harvard Graduate School of Education Visit

November 21, 2016

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.

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Topics: Slideshow

Five Tips for Engaging Students in Civil Discourse

September 26, 2016

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.

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Topics: Join The Debates

Abraham Maslow Quote

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Running the Captain Fraido Booth at SXSWedu: What We Learned

April 28, 2016

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.

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Moira Quote in Boston Globe

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George Saunders Quote

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Explo's Top Takeaways from SXSWedu

March 24, 2016
For this year’s SXSWedu — a global education conference in Austin, Texas — Explo packed up the wind tunnels, readied Captain Fraido Heights for flight, and returned more inspired than ever.
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