Sit down with Darin Eich in his first ever Innovation Education Conversation. Today, Darin speaks with Roger Osorio, founder of Studee-Lounge, to discuss innovating education with a focus on the tools available to teachers today. Toward the end, they speak a bit about HighSchoolInnovation.com, Google+ Hangouts, Evernote and Foldit.
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SpaceRef: Promoting Science & Technology Through Project-Based Learning
SAN FRANCISCO – The Conrad Foundation‘s annual Spirit of Innovation Awards program is underway with unprecedented support from aerospace leader Lockheed Martin. Student teams will be tasked with designing innovative products using science and technology that address real world challenges. Top teams are invited to attend the Innovation Summit in April of 2011, hosted at […]
High School Teaches Thoreau in the Woods
Check out this great piece at NPR about a high school in Vermont that teaches outdoors all year long. The Walden Project focuses on environmental studies and the works of Henry Thoreau. Talk about innovating by going back to your roots! Matt Schlein, the founder of the Walden Project, came up with these four key […]
University of Maryland Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Student Perspectives
Made by students for students, this video describes the academics, community, opportunities and experience of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) provides University of Maryland Honors College freshmen and sophomores with an interdisciplinary, living and learning education to help build the entrepreneurial mindsets, skill sets, and relationships invaluable to developing innovative, impactful solutions to today’s problems
Public Schools Expand Curriculum Online
Another great story from NPR – this time, they discuss how public schools are using innovative online teaching to increase their curriculum. This allows smaller schools to give students the benefits of big school topics. The article focuses largely on Virtual Virginia, a state program offering dozens of classes to middle and high school students […]
2012 Innovation Expo Award Winners!
The 2012 CT Student Innovation Expo happened last May, showcasing great innovations from high school students. Connecticut and Massachusetts high school students participating in Center for 21st Century Skills & CT Career Choices programs will be joining middle schoolers from the CT Pre-Engineering Program in celebrating a year’s work of innovation, creativity, and imagination at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. […]
Drowning in Debt: US students helpless to pay off education
A ticking time bomb of American debt.
The Global Achievement Gap: 7 Skills Students Need For The Future
Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination For more info please visit: www.asiasociety.org
Adaptive Input Device
This overview introduces the concept on an Adaptive Input Device for the UIST Student Innovation Contest. More information can be found at: www.microsoft.com or www.acm.org