Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss a recent New York Times op-ed by David Leonhardt. They discuss the dwindling funding available for Pell Grants and other ways for lower-income students to attend four year colleges and universities. They also talk through economic diversity on college campuses.
Mike and Brandon sit down to talk about memes, #memegate at Harvard, social media, and how trends can become part of our every day life. Come for the meme analysis, but stay for covfefe and Harambe.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss one of the latest fads in the classroom. Are fidget spinners an aid to learning or just a distraction to classrooms? Can distracted learning really work? Also, Brandon shares a story of being the lead importer of slap bracelets at his middle school.
Dan & Mike recap their trip to BrightCove play. They discuss one of the two keynote speakers, Rohit Bhargava, and his Non-Obvious trends.
This week we announce the winner of our March Madness Education Trend Brackets and dig into a recent article by Kevin Kelly on The Myth of Super AI. How does all of this tie to Centaurs, Chess, and Gary Kasparov? Listen in to find out.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon talk about The Inevitable is a 2016 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly that forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years.
Dan, Brandon, and Mike are back again and talking about Elon Musk. A recent Quartz Media article looked at what makes Musk should a great innovator and how he learns.
Dan, Mike, & Brandon dive into an emerging trend in the 21st century classroom, Social Emotional Learning. They take a first look at the topic, discuss how programs have begun to emerge, and just how technology and SEL might work together. Dan also quizzes Brandon & Mike on their emotional knowledge.
Dan, Brandon, & Mike look back at 2016 World Economic Forum report on the 21st skills needed to be successful in the classroom and at work.