Abdul-Jabbar, newly named Global Cultural Ambassador for the State Department, has a new book, "What Color is My World?" about African-American inventors and innovators. He tells us why we don't know these names as well as we know Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, especially when looking at the depth of the contribution and achievement.
Why did he author this book? To show young kids, especially from minority neighborhoods, that they can have a future beyond just sports and entertainment, if they "get the right kind of educational foundation and apply themselves."
06.13.2013 | Here is a great "manageable" (for those of us who are time-crunched) Summer School opportunity from Dr. Joanne Boaler.I've signed up - do check it out here.The Daily Riff previously featured Dr. Boaler in the post, Math Heaven and Hell.-... Watch Now | Comments
05.29.2013 | "We dedicate this book to the parents of children
who are growing up in the digital age.
We hope our contribution will illuminate the strange and wondrous learning styles
of the next generation." Connected Learning: Communities and Collectives - Conversations with John Seely Brown about A New Culture of Learning PLUS videos from DML Watch Now | Comments
05.10.2013 | Weekend Funnies: "Amid skyrocketing tuition costs and dismal job prospects, Aasif Mandvi imparts a healthy fear of higher education in a group of at risk young people." (04:57) Watch Now | Comments
05.03.2013 | I can never understand how and why we expect students with far more energy, ideas, natural creativity and far more everything, to be more "contained" in their behavior than adults. Watch Now | Comments
04.29.2013 | Pro-innovation-disruption-MOOC-advocate and NYTimes columnist Thomas Friedman
"That's why, when the Internet first emerged and you had to connect via a modem, I used to urge that modems sold in America come with a warning label from the surgeon general, like cigarettes. It would read: "Attention: Judgment not included." Watch Now | Comments