thinkschools

Yesterday, we reblogged a link about DIY, the program that’s teaching kids essential start-up skills. Turns out that’s just the beginning of the trend to bring innovation to the education world.

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Maker Faire brought out a flurry of ideas about how making, innovation and design are causing us to re-think education. Here are my favorites. Huge thank you to all the bloggers for helping celebrate Maker Faire!

Beth Rabbitt: Teacher Innovation, Making, and Underwater Mood Robots (EdUpgrade)

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IndieGoGo’s Co-Founder Wants Kids to Launch 10 Startups in 10 Years
Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding website IndieGoGo, has an ambitious plan to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship in the minds of students: He wants them to launch a new startup every year for ten years in middle school through college.
Full Story: Mashable


This is a pretty intriguing idea: Imagine going to high school and finishing math class, then heading over to your required class that teaches you how to create a start-up.  Check out this proposal to bring entrepreneurship into “classrooms nationwide, right alongside calculus and biology.”

emergentfutures:

IndieGoGo’s Co-Founder Wants Kids to Launch 10 Startups in 10 Years

Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding website IndieGoGo, has an ambitious plan to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship in the minds of students: He wants them to launch a new startup every year for ten years in middle school through college.

Full Story: Mashable

This is a pretty intriguing idea: Imagine going to high school and finishing math class, then heading over to your required class that teaches you how to create a start-up.  Check out this proposal to bring entrepreneurship into “classrooms nationwide, right alongside calculus and biology.”

First, Know Your Category

In all the talk of breakthroughs and disruption, it’s easy to forget the importance of  knowledge to successful innovation. Some of you may be familiar with EdSurge, an organization devoted to tracking new learning technologies and fostering innovation in the category of education. Their newsletter is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay on top of new developments in the space. But without data they’re flying blind, so they’re seeking edtech users and startups who’ve tried or launched new products in the last year to take this quick survey.