Imagine a classroom where IBM’s Watson or another artificial intelligence system served as a co-teacher, capturing data, conducting classroom management tasks, and intelligently making suggestions to the teacher.
Complicated problems often have multiple variables that behave in many different ways and at times, unpredictably. When we look for a silver bullet, we run the risk of investing significant sums of money in an unrealistic solution that will never deliver the expected returns. In this post I discuss a case in education where over $1 billion was spent on an silver bullet that did not work.
In this post I discuss some of the fundamental issues with edtech as it stands today. Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District received a lot of publicity for a failing iPad program. While I don’t believe the case is hopeless, there are some fundamental issues that must be addressed for the initiative to improve. Other schools can certainly avoid these mistakes.
Imagine teaching math courses in the context of real-world problems? Imagine learning Geometry in the context of an architect. Maybe we can finally answer that age-old question asked by students – why do I need to learn math?
If you have ever put together a piece of furniture or completed a do-it-yourself project at home you have probably pulled out a toolbox and used your tools on an as needed basis. Perhaps you had to hammer a nail into a wall and located your hammer to do so. Every now and then though, you cannot […]
While working on a personal project I thought about all of the choices students face when selecting required and elective courses. For instance, students have to take a certain number of sciences to graduate college – but which ones do they choose? Students have spots for electives – but again, which do they choose? During […]