Janet Elias refers to her students as digital natives, children who have never known a world without computers. She teaches them to search the Internet and create slide-show presentations, and this year she has also added a theme on social media: its applications, its effect on real-world events and the importance of using it safely.
GoldieBlox made waves last year with a Beastie Boys-sampling commercial that went viral. Now they’re releasing their latest creation.
What these kids do is already amazing. I’m not trying to make kids more adult, or develop faster; instead, I’m attempting to bring out what they already do incredibly well and intrinsically: use their imagination. Through this skill they create amazing things, not just for a kid, but for an adult, an alien, a creature etc The creations are powerful enough to be masterpieces, because they come…
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.
Learning in the arts can be a helpful supplement to an academic education. Studies show that practicing art can create better academic success.
Angry at soaring fees and disillusioned with established courses, artists are simply doing things for themselves
Artists are creating their own innovative learning centers in the UK.
Cities across the country are considering proposals to tackle income inequality, but experts say localities have little control over the policy tools that could make the biggest impact.
This article uses some nifty charts to show the growing wealth disparity in cities such as NYC and San Fransisco. Ineqaulity is growing along with a rapid rise in housing costs.
The easiest way to describe the Monument Valley, a game released today on iOS, is as something like an interactive version of an M.C. Escher print.
DIY Learning vs. Situated Learning –using both types of learning can fuel effective learning— DIYDo-it-yourself learning is a great way to stay relevant with the fast-changing world. A DIY model for learning is effective when the learner understand how they intrinsically learn. This requires that the learner is able to monitor progress through awareness and reflection practices. …
Instead of taking on more student debt, continue your education with massive open online courses (or MOOCs).