Forging a New Deal in Education


Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) – Sharath Jeevan & James Townsend To solve the global learning crisis, teachers and education systems need to find a new mutual accountability. Ninety percent of children across the developing world are now enrolled in...

January 28, 2016 MindMake

Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life


EdTech K–12 Magazine – D. Frank Smith Lego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming. Lego Education’s latest entry in the classroom leverages its popular brand of...

January 27, 2016 MindMake

The Chinese Mobile Gaming Market Is Already Huge and Will Only Get Bigger


Quartz – Nikhil Sonnad Video games are big in China. We’re talking 60 billion yuan ($9.7 billion) big. That’s a little less than half the size of the US market, and a lot less per capita, but the rapid growth...

January 25, 2016 MindMake

Degrees Don’t Matter Anymore, Skills Do


Quartz – Miles Kimball If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only...

January 24, 2016 MindMake

Internet-Connected Toys Spark a New Era of Play


Intel iQ – Jon Irwin A new generation of kids are playing with toys that plug into the Internet of Things, teaching new skills and inspiring creativity. From building blocks to Cabbage Patch Kids, children’s toys have often relied on...

January 23, 2016 MindMake

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality


Emerging EdTech – Kelly Walsh Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are...

January 23, 2016 MindMake

Lego-Compatible Prosthetic Arm Lets Kids Build Their Own Hand, Turning Disability Into Play


Pulptastic – Carlos Arturo Torres There’s no dearth of cool things that can be done with Legos, but to use it to build prosthetics for children may just be the coolest one of all. Design Awards Working with Dario, an...

January 22, 2016 MindMake

How Empowering Influential Kids Can Change School Culture For the Better


MindShift – Linda Flanagan Want to change your school’s culture? Start with the right students. A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals some important clues on how to change a school’s mores. The gist...

January 21, 2016 MindMake

If Pressure and Hovering Don’t Help Children Succeed, Why Is It So Hard to Stop?


The New York Times – KJ Dell’ Antonia When Julie Scelfo set out to report Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection, she expected to learn that today’s college students faced new and different stresses than their forebears. Instead,...

January 21, 2016 MindMake

How Gaming Can Remind Us What Our Brains Are Capable Of


MotherBoard – Roisin Kiberd “Long-term focus erodes with increased digital consumption, social media usage, and tech savviness….” A study released by Microsoft last month spelled doom for the average tech user’s brain, with news headlines alighting on how we...

January 20, 2016 MindMake
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