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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From Rare Books to Masterpiece Paintings, EXPLO at Yale has So Much in Store

April 3, 2017

At EXPLO, we like to say that when you come to EXPLO, you also come to Yale. But what does that mean for our students? Of course it's a wonderful opportunity to experience what it means to live and learn on the campus of one of the finest universities in the world. But beyond the prestige, the stained-glass windows, and the gargoyles (just look up!), Yale is rich in culture, history, and hospitality — and EXPLO at Yale students get to experience it firsthand. 

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EXPLO at SXSWedu: Don't Feed the Bears!

March 8, 2017

If you 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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Tags: EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making, Exploring Education

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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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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Explo Announces Join The Debates

July 7, 2016

Explo is pleased to announce Join the Debates in cooperation with the Commission on Presidential Debates and in partnership with PBS Education and the National Governors Association.

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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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