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"Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own"

“It’s important to teach problem solving, or teach to the problem and not the tools,” (May, 2015)

Thinking too highly of higher ed

"If all the most ambitious kids in our society go to college just because it’s the conventional thing to do, then what happens on campus might not matter, anyway... All the hard work at Harvard is done by the admissions officers who anoint an already-proven hypercompetitive elite. If that weren’t true — if superior instruction could explain the value of college — then why not franchise the Ivy League? Why not let more students benefit?" (November, 2014)

By Peter Thiel,

Microsoft Announces 'RoomAlive' Prototype

Need this at my location. This interactive projector would be perfect to develop an immersive 'holodeck' learning experience. Imagine walking through a world, learning from avatar masters, testing your skills against challenges, battling monsters, and leveling up... all while you learn the math and science curriculum. Why can't school be awesome? (October 2014)

By Tom Warren,

Google Announces Classroom

Big announcement for Learning Management Systems (LMSs). (May 2014)

By Zach Yeskel,

Google Classroom Preview

A preview of Google's all new Learning Management System (LMS)!


TED talk by a 13-year-old unschooler who is hacking his education. When Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.

Salman Khan Discusses the Future of Education on Charlie Rose

New thinking and technologies will empower students who take agency of their own learning, calling for a rethinking of the traditional classroom based on historic models.

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Drew Houston, and Tony Hsieh Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code

Enrollment rates in programming classes are low, but what is worse is that schools aren’t even teaching it, even though this is the fastest growing segment of jobs in the country

Catching on at last

"New technology is poised to disrupt America’s schools, and then the world’s" (June 2013)

By The Economist,

Toward Canadian public education 2.0

"We have a good public education system in Canada. The question is whether we’re willing to challenge the status quo, to be innovators in delivering public education 2.0, and go from good to great. The payoff to future generations would be immense." (March 2012)

By Kevin Lynch,

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

"Is knowing obsolete?" Check out the 2013 TED prize winner talk about reinventing education with self-directed learning. Sugata Mitra's wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

Apple Jumps Into Textbooks

Apple unveiled a new version of its iBooks digital book store that supports textbooks featuring quizzes, note-taking, study cards and other features, like the ability to interact with a diagram of an ant. (January 2012)

By Jessica Vascellaro et al.,

The new trend in tutoring: studying to get ahead, not catch-up

"While other kids are out playing in the sprinkler or attempting to watch all seven Harry Potter movies in one day, Brydon Pires is mulling over fractions and decimals. Every Wednesday and Saturday..." (August 2011)

By Anita Li,

Why Alex can't add (or subtract, multiply or divide)

"Parents across Canada might be surprised to learn that the times tables are out..." (December 2011)

By Margaret Wente,

The Steve Jobs Model for Education Reform

"If we can engage a child's imagination, there's no limit to what he or she can learn." (October 2011)

By Rupert Murdoch,

Too many teachers can't do math, let alone teach it

"Is your kid struggling with math? Is she flustered by fractions and laid low by long division? Here’s a secret: Her teacher may be struggling, too..." (September 2011)

By Margaret Wente,

Wanted: clear thinking on educating the work force

Gwyn Morgan calls on institutions to better prepare students for the work force. (May 2011)

By Gwyn Morgan,

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Years later, he has posted more than 3,000 tutorials, which are viewed nearly 100,000 times around the world each day. (March 2011)

Students in year-round schools do better, study shows

"Some results of this continuous learning... [are] teachers who can dive right into new material without having to spend weeks reviewing concepts students would normally forget over the summer..." (August 2010)

By Natalie Stechyson,

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

Why do kids lose interest in math? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming so computers can do the 'heavy-lifting' and students can pose the right questions in real-world, multi-faced problem solving. Conrad Wolfram runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting-edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha. (July 2010)

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. (March 2010)

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. (February 2010)

Tutors add to back-to-school budgets

"During after-work drinks this week, I commiserated with a colleague over the costs of back-to-school season..." (August 2009)

By Chaya Cooperberg,

Dave Eggers personally and creatively engages with local public schools

Dave talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world. The trick is to connect with the local teachers, schools, and parents. The other trick is to make the space feel psychologically different from school, as kids work with 100s of volunteers. (2008)

Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. This video has nearly 14 million views. (February 2006)

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

"Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams..." (June 2005)

Steve Jobs on Education

"You could have 25 year old kids out of college, very idealistic, full of energy, instead of starting a silicon valley company, they'd start a school. And I believe they would do far better..." (1995)

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