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"2Revolutions is an education lab that designs and launches Future of Learning models and catalyzes the conditions within which they can thrive." (2Revolutions) Beyond Consulting 2Revolutions promotes itself as "more sandbox than consulting firm," and with its name originating from the "revolutions" of social change and the lab...
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Tech startups are very proud of the perks they offer employees. Creative spaces with swing sets, snack bars, and ping pong tables are meant to inspire outside-of-the-box thinking. Contrast these playgrounds for adults to the resource-strapped, no-frills classrooms where students spend their formative years. What does it say about our priorities for learning when well-funded companies have the means to foster creativity, yet students still feel stifled ...
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Gerardo Fuentes was expelled from middle school years ago. However, he later found himself rethinking his place in education, and eventually graduated both high school and college. He found an interest in math and now works for Driscoll as a forecast specialist, and has spoken to high school classes about the importance of education and the ways that businesses can partner with students to form mentorships for learning and experience.
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At first glance, Jerry the Bear might look like an ordinary, run-of-the-mill teddy bear. What makes him different, however, is the "portal" that comes with him—a small white disk that connects kids with images and visualizations of Jerry’s virtual reality. This disk is what allows Jerry to be a tool for health education, even as a furry stuffed animal. Pros:
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One of the most frequent complaints from busy students is how procrastination affects their study schedules. With more online courses coming to the fore, the amount of direct student monitoring will likely decrease, which could potentially lead to even more dysfunctional study habits. Researchers from the Netherlands hoped to assess how one particular strategy on mobile learning analytics could highlight techniques to combat procrastinati...
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There's no question that edtech products are enjoying their moment in the market right now, so maybe it's no surprise that educational features are being slapped on run-of-the-mill toys. Now that teddy bears have complex wiring and programming embedded in their stuffing, you have to wonder, what's next? An Elmo that teaches order of operations? A Curious George that comes with a Chemistry set? Maybe these are harmless iterations of traditional toys, but m...
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In the past, student presentations have almost always taken the form of PowerPoint slides and poster boards. Now Adobe Slate is adding another option to the mix. Though not created with the sole intention of providing students with a way to create a book report—its target audience includes small businesses, artists, and many others—Slate is nonetheless providing children w...
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"HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists, and they are changing the way we teach and learn. Our 13,000+ members from over 400+ affiliate organizations share news, tools, research, insights, pedagogy, methods, and projects--including Digital Humanities and other born-digital scholarship--and collaborate o...
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Many companies and organizations are touting the value of online "on demand" tutoring. Can tutors be on demand like TV shows and movies? Should learners be able to flip through a catalogue endlessly with a remote control before requesting a tutor? What if tutoring sessions could be DVR'd? Do we dehumanize the learning experience by inflating it with a seemingly endless set of choices and allowing learners—or users—to scroll through tutors like the...