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Hakitzu is a mobile game for the iPad and iPhone that lets users build customizable robots and challenge friends while learning JavaScript. The site, aimed at middle school students, is integrated with Facebook to encourage competition among social network connections. Hakitzu is the first offering from London-based gaming company Kuato, which specializes in games that teach programming. ...
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. Ful...
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.
August 25, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. As Google drops their 20% time, should schools pick it up? Full story from Education Week 2. Aspiring data scientists will need to learn a lot more than math to be successful.
Great work EdLab Design Team! The Great Button Mural of 2013 to commemorate TC's 125th is really starting to look spectacular! I am excited to see the finished piece and for the college to get to interact with this special EdLab work of art! In the meantime, here are some in-process shots...
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Last night 4.0 Schools hosted a pitch competition at the Dumbo Spot in Brooklyn among startups that have successfully moved through their essentials entrepreneurship program. Six brand new companies presented fresh approaches to overcoming barriers to learning, including real-life audio stories for low-income English language learners and an incentive program to keep creative, entrepreneurial teachers from leaving the teaching profess...
The technology that we use daily reflects the growth of our economy. The article Upcoming Technology talks about some of the new technologies that will impact the future. One of these new technologies is Google Driver-less Car, a car created by Google that is powered to drive on its own. When I look at these different tools and devices, it allows me to see that technology will continue to improve society.
August 24, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. KungFu and mastery-based learning. Full story from Forbes 2. Entrepreneur offers homeless man choice between coding lessons and $100. Wildly myopic or act of generosity?
Voted one of the Top 25 "Women to Watch" by Accenture and a Marketing Executive of the Year from the Wall Street Journal, Donna Wells is the CEO and President of Mindflash Technologies, a company on a mission to simplify and measure employee training. Prior to Mindflash, Wells was the Chief Marketing Officer of award-winning financial software manag...