Viewing the development and expression of creativity as necessary not just for healthy individuals but healthy communities, The Laundromat Project isn't education about communities or creativity; it's education through those things. It doesn't ask for extra time from its participants, and it doesn't make them find out about it or go somewhere for classes or pay anything; it sends artists armed with workshops to laundromat...
Museums, alternative learning environments, and, increasingly, schools are turning to interactive digital media and experiential spaces to engage and educate. But where do these come from, who designs them, and how do they determine just what makes an effective and exciting learning experience of this kind? The team at Unified Field, who have designed exhibits for Sony Wonder Technology Lab, the Dimenna Children’s History...
August 28, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. The flipped classroom isn’t any better, it’s just different
Full story from The Atlantic
2. Teachers still skeptical of online learning
A few months ago, during one of our GVC meetings, Luke showed us the trailer for The Art of Flight. I did not get to watch the actual film, but I assume it had amazing cinemat...
One thing that parents across the country do that shows how important their children means to them is involvement in their education. Although, it is not every parent that performs this kind of responsibility, most of them do and I applaud them. There are those parents who care about every single thing that his or her child does in school. For example, some parents will sit the child down and have a discussion about everything that went on in school on a regular basis. On the other hand, there are those parents who only care about whether his or her child went to school and came back home saf...
This article talks about President Obama's opinion on the current state of law schools. The President argues that law school should be two years instead of three for various reasons. Taking a third year out of law school would surely reduce costs for the students but it can also hurt the law schools' finances and ability to have a strong faculty. I also wonder if law schools would still be as good, but it will save students alot of money and debt. I feel some of these law sch...
August 27, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Bulletproof whiteboards for the classroom.
Full story from Education News
2. For over 40 years, students at NYU’s ITP have been merging art and code
August 26, 2012's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Pointing fingers in the student debt crisis.
Full story from The Chronicle of Higher Education
2. No-nonsense gaming recommendations from the Serious Play Conference.
In light of our recent discussions about dealing with difficult patrons, I found this story of a bad customer encounter useful for thinking about what disturbs me most about problem patrons -- rudeness and disregard for those providing service.