Here at BrainMatch, we believe that the traditional education system is broken. And like anything else that’s broken, there are really only two choices: repair or replace. Advocates who have spent their lives within the current system attempt to repair what’s wrong with it through incremental changes. Those of us outside the system can opt […]
Sir Ken Robinson (on the Bonnie Hunt shows) discussed the dangers of standardized testing in schools, and what we should be looking for when it comes to real solutions.
A glimpse into education’s future by Dr. Moravec and Education Futures: If you haven’t seen any of his other decks, check out John Moravec’s SlideShare profile. He has some amazing stuff in there. The Education Futures timeline of education: 1657 – 2045 View more presentations from John Moravec.
Gen Y’s Perception on Publishing: This is a great, simple video that is a powerful statement on the assumptions made by Gen X and the older generations when it comes to what we often believe is — and isn’t — important to Gen Y. …And how little it takes to turn those assumptions around. Be […]
Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster!
MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer … Telling stories from her own education and from her time in space, she calls on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one — to create bold thinker
Someone always asks the math teacher, “Am I going to use calculus in real life?” And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.