Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

The Cup, Beans and a JUG


Next week we get back together with the America's Cup Event Authority, KQED and Autodesk to set a course (no pun intended) for the education outreach program surrounding the 34th America's Cup. Our "Make the Future" story about making it fun for kids to learn about computer science, engineering and programming in Java continues as way to bring about a tidal wave of next-generation coders using NetBeans. In the end though, kids need mentors and that's where a JUG somewhere may wish to play along. Meanwhile, here's a quick look at the new Oracle Racing AC-72 wing arriving in San Francisco and due to hit the Bay on August 21-26. Inspirational.




Monday May 09, 2011

Quest to Learn

The transformative new School for Digital Kids in New York City called Quest to Learn has recently completed their first quarter of assessments piloting Oracle Student Learning as a platform for 21st century learning with promising results. Last week I signed up Amy from our curriculum design partner Flattoads for OBIEE training so the teachers can start delivering their reports for parents and administrators. In a surprising development, it's rumored the new Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel and former Chief of Staff to President Obama accelerated the new ChicagoQuest site to open a year earlier than expected to position Chicago as a leader in digital educatio.n To get an idea of why game design, systems thinking and collaborative learning using digital media are the now and future of learning, check out this PBS Special on New Learner's of the 21st Century


Watch the full episode. See more Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century.

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