By Jess Zimmerman New iOS app “Waking Mars” is a game about gardening, botany, and ecology, which sounds boring — especially if you’re about my age, and your primary school teachers tried to get you to learn about ecosystems via some clunky games with Oregon Trail-level graphics where you controlled the number of fish or ducks or some shit and then watched the population spiral out of control.
By Natasha Scripture Sugata Mitra thinks big. At last year’s TED, he unveiled his dream to transform primary education. Instead of a teacher, a chalkboard and a generic curriculum, the recipient of the 2013 TED Prize asked us to ima... Read Post
When I attended Google's one-day summit with Oregon teachers and tech-coordinators this fall, I heard about the myriad struggles faced by schools trying to implement Apps for Education - and this in a state that was already complete... Read Post