Trending in Education - Episode 45 - The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

June 20, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 44 - Memes, Social Media, & More

June 13, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 43 - Fidget Spinners and Distracted Learning

June 6, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 42 - The Non-Obvious & the Future of Video

May 31, 2017

Dan & Mike recap their trip to BrightCove play. They discuss one of the two keynote speakers, Rohit Bhargava, and his Non-Obvious trends.

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Trending in Education - Episode 41 - Super AI, The Inevitable, & Teachers

May 23, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 40 - ASU-GSV

May 16, 2017

Brandon recounts his time out at the GSV Conference and what were some hot trends in education, technology, and venture capital in Salt Lake City.

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Trending in Education - Episode 39 - The Inevitable

May 9, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 38 - Elon Musk and Learning Transfer

May 2, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 37 - Social Emotional Learning

April 25, 2017

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.

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Trending in Education - Episode 36 - 21st Century Skills - World Economic Forum

April 18, 2017

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.

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