For a change of pace . . .
"I Am" documentary by Tom Shadyak, director of Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He visited "Morning Joe" this morning.
Trailer and visit clips below:
March 16, 2011 8:55 AM
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.Leonardo da Vinci
Not just building an app to play with . . . but a test for cancer
Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose
"The idea being that wasn't necessarily to create little engineers everywhere, though that would be great for us. The idea was to take advantage of the natural learning process and curiosity that children have at that age . . ." Tamika Lang, Boeing
Looking for Intimacy in the Age of Facebook is a higher education course (yes, you heard right). Interestingly, social media may inhibit creativity and innovation
A picture is worth a thousand words. A video game-like format is worth . . .
"Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. . . "
Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, "father of linguistics", political commentator. From bio: "Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today": ...
"Most students will not find a steady diet of test-prep drills and worksheets to be particularly meaningful, and accordingly, they will not put forth optimal learning effort."
"If we want children to be inventors, we have to give them opportunities to invent." - 5:00 mark, Mission Hill video