Sharing Nicely

Month: November, 2012

The great ideas in edtech are old. And that’s an opportunity.

I’ve been participating in the edtech reading group here at MIT, which brings together people from the Media Lab and CSAIL (Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Lab).¬†We have mainly looked at technology as a way to increase quality, efficiency, or measurability of learning – similar to a lot of the discussion in the education / […]

How children (and everyone else) succeed

Paul Tough’s recent book “How Children Succeed” weaves together a broad body of research with stories of students, teachers, and principals to propose that there is hope for improving the disaster that is education in low-income communities. I am mostly convinced, but have been thinking a lot about the implications of his findings on my […]