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Students are not as successful as they can be, and it is not the fault of students. We, as adults and educators, must do a better job of meeting students’ needs (eSpark report.) Fun Meets Learning eSpark seeks to connect content to students by acting as a platform for over 53,000 different educational apps. The system uses data ...
Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place of learning. As well as the traditional library service, they offer a wide range of adult education classes, along with career support, training, meeting areas, cafes and arts and leisure pursuits. (Idea Store ) Flipping the Library What if your library card got you much more than a fresh stack of books, and instead, gave yo...
The CREATE Lab is both a technology breeding ground and a community partner. It is this unique combination that enables a new form of local change: one that empowers the citizens to chart their technology future and, most important of all, their community's prospects for quality of life. CREATE Lab Uniting Academic Research with Community-Focused Development
Innovation in education is not limited to one type of school. Innovations take place every day in every type of school — district, private and charter — and we can learn from them all. (The Odyssey Initiative site) Taking Teaching on the Road The Odyssey Initiative, which is described as a "journalism project" aims to succeed where only rock bands and young people have trad...
The mix of concentrated developer knowledge, product sneak-peeks, and enthusiastic user community continues to inspire new ideas for my work (Past attendee, listed on Wolfram conference site). Held a laptop’s throw away from Wolfram Alpha’s headquarters in Champaign, Illinois, the Wolfram T...
Quote From O’Reilly’s Twitter Account: O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators and expert early adopters to everyday users through books, conferences, news reportage, videos, and classes. History and Backstory: Viva la OS Revolution Once radical, now highly relied-on, open-source software has become a part of our daily lives. At the helm of this movement towards a more open and...
Maker Faire inspires, educates, and entertains curious and creative learners of all ages. It celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, green design, music, science and technology and brings together communities who embrace the DIY (do-it-yourself) spirit. (Maker Faire). Make my Day Since the dawn of Bob Villa and his PBS-hosted television show