Inspiring Girls into STEM with Programmable Wearables


Intel iQ | Cassidee Moser Taking friendship bracelets into the digital age, Jewelbots teaches young girls to tinker and code their way into the exploding world of wearable technology. Whether it’s the Queen of Coding Grace Hopper or the new...

July 29, 2016 MindMake

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age


MindShift | Ki Sung The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and families. But that first week of school is also the time...

July 26, 2016 MindMake

Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life


Harvard Graduate School of Education | Deborah Blagg When middle school students describe something they did in school as “cool,” “exciting,”  and “fun,” educators who are more accustomed to hearing “Why are we learning this?” tend to sit up and...

July 23, 2016 MindMake

Can ‘Minecraft’ Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?


Motherboard | Steven Messner To call Minecraft anything less than a phenomenon would be an understatement. Since releasing in 2009, it has sold more than a hundred million copies across almost every gaming platform and continues to sell another...

July 21, 2016 MindMake

Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code


Time Magazine | Lisa Eadicicco Swift Playgrounds is the latest effort to help kids learn to become programmers One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the...

July 18, 2016 MindMake

Is Virtual Reality Poised to Bring Big Changes to Education?


EdWeek Market Brief | Michele Molnar Virtual reality has been hyped as the “next big thing” for more than two decades, but is 2016 the year that it finally makes a break into schools in a big way? Some might...

July 9, 2016 MindMake

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?


TeachThought – Terry Heick You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow...

April 19, 2016 MindMake

Eight Technologies Changing Education


The Irish Times – Carl O’Brien From real-time tracking systems that enable parents to follow their children’s progress in school to plagiarism alerts in universities, technology is changing how people learn and are taught Whether in a preschool or in...

April 16, 2016 MindMake

How To Use Minecraft in a Science Lesson


EdTech 4 Beginners – Neil Jarrett Minecraft is an incredibly popular game for both children and adults. It can be used on a PC or there is also a pocket version App on both the App store and Google Play....

March 19, 2016 MindMake

AltSchool Wants To Iterate On Your Kid’s Education


Fortune – Adam Lashinsky A version of this post titled “AltSchool’s education experiment” originally appeared in Data Sheet,Fortune’s daily tech newsletter. Last week I visited AltSchool, the San Francisco-based education-technology firm that has begun its corporate life by operating a...

March 18, 2016 MindMake
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