The Brooklyn Robot Foundry is offering all kinds of cool classes for youth and educators. Flying, floating, spinning, and drawing machines galore. Looks like such a cool space, I want to catch an airplane and check it out now.
By Dr. Abraham Flexner, published 1955 in Harper’s
(Abraham Flexner was an American educator. His Flexner Report, published in 1910, reformed medical education in the United States. He also helped found the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.)
The Editor of this JOURNAL believes that Dr. Flexner’s paper is one of those timeless
The administration plans to launch a comprehensive effort to enable students and entrepreneurs to access the tools, facilities, and expertise that can assist them to be inventive and productive. This effort will feature a variety of opportunities for individual Makers and for institutions from the corporate and pu [...]
Check out Project H, a unique design program in Berkeley. Their website has inspiring and practical design lessons to use with students. Bringing the quality and level of thinking found in undergrad/grad schools to k-12.
From Harvard Business Review
(New York Times online) IT BOTHERS MATTHEW LAHUE and it surely bothers you: enter a public restroom and the stall lock is broken. Fortunately, Mr. Lahue has a solution. It’s called the Bathroom Bodyguard. Standing before his Buffalo State College classmates and professor, Cyndi Burnett, Mr. Lahue displayed a device he concocted from a large w [...]
By George Siemens
In the past few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a lens used by educators, entrepreneurs, education reformers and venture capitalists to view the higher education system. They are now a proxy for our hopes and fears for education; how we speak of MOOCs increasingly says more about our personal philosoph [...]
Andrew Yang is an extremely smart person. In fact, his brainpower is off the charts. He scored in the top 0.5% on the SAT at age 12, was admitted to Stanford and Brown, got a 178 LSAT, and a 780 GMAT. He personally felt unfulfilled by a legal career after graduating from Columbia Law, so he ended up paving his own path, eventually foundin [...]
American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kin [...]
Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Educ [...]
Launching our next generation of risk-takers, inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders!
Worth checking this out. LaunchUR offers innovative curriculum to involve students in “micro-internships” and lab experiences involving real challenges in the community. More teachers and schools should include this kind of [...]
Doug Neill has a great website and blog about using sketching as a form of notetaking.
In his words, he says, “I’m passionate about ideas. I love coming across new ones, dissecting old ones, and combining a number of them together to see what happens. I also like to share with others those ideas that, in my eyes, can help to bring [...]
The College Conspiracy Full Documentary – College Conspiracy is the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the U.S. The film exposes the facts and truth about America’s college education system. ‘College Conspiracy’ was produced over a six-month period by NIA’s team of expert Aust [...]
New Book: Private Enterprise and Public Education
Frederick M. Hess, Michael B. Horn | Teachers College Press
The growth of for-profit providers in the K–16 education sector has generated more than its fair share of controversy. From the emergence of charter schools to postsecondary options such as the University of Phoenix, for-profit provi [...]
Despite the rise of digital tools and rapid prototyping, it has never been more important for designers to make things with their hands. Comfort with three dimensions as a sketch and development tool enhances a designer’s sensitivity to form tremendously, and helps them understand how products are made in the real world. If you [...]
Enstitute, a national non-profit, is reinventing apprenticeships for 21st century careers. Working to address both the growing cost of higher education as well as the current youth unemployment crisis, Enstitute provides students with one to two year paid, full-time, apprenticeships at high growth startups, small businesses, and corporations [...]
Such a creative syllabus and how fun to read. More images on the actual website.