In some schools and communities, the real world of education has yet to catch up with contemporary thinking about how kids learn. Greater understanding could be reached by empowering parents and educators.
Some of the most important subject areas and activities we want students to learn are the very ones that are left out of many schools: the arts, computer programming, and learning to making things by hand. We know that arts integration can open all kinds of opportunities for learning and fostering creativity. We’re learning why … Continue reading Coding, Making, and the Arts: Essential Tools for Students →
DIY.org By Katrina Schwartz Refrigerators and fireplace mantles might still be covered with children’s projects, but more and more, those projects are finding a home online. That’s just one of the purposes for the launch of DIY.org, a site that allows kids to upload photos of their projects and share it with their friends, family, … Continue reading Create, Capture, Upload: New Site Features Kids’ Digital Projects →
By Kyle Palmer Entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger these days. Just a few weeks ago, more than 100 high school and college students converged on a warehouse in Bellevue, Washington, with one mission: to build a marketable mobile app in less than 24 hours. By all accounts, this convening is an encouraging sign of … Continue reading Watch Out Silicon Valley: Here Come the Tinkering Teens →