A majority of people in our Nation seem to be on “constant” high-alert after Parkland, FL fatal and tragic incident. Mental health, security, and safety just hit the tipping point as one of the most essential concerns of our time. How can we foster trust and a healthy future if our youth feel unsafe at... Continue Reading →
Enterprise, Education & Technology. A Marriage in Midlife Crisis?
Month one of 2018 is almost complete, so we’re taking attendance on who recognizes the relationship status with Enterprise and Education - specifically how Technology is dancing independently and fiercely with the tech 4.0 movement “an end-to-end industrial transformation.” “What makes it all the more fascinating (and at first sight complex) is that convergence of... Continue Reading →
Women in Technology: Take On The Gender Race To Equality
Unless you’ve been living under a polar ice cap, you’re aware of the powerful “Rawr” of today’s Women, commanding attention in all ways. Surpassing minority status, women are presently being righteously celebrated in Technology, Media, and all business, further franchising their strength in numbers. And the world is listening. Can we get a show of hands... Continue Reading →
Machine Learning, Humanized.
Deborah Kay, Tech, Code and Edu Twitter buff and Digital Futurist says it best: A Machine Learning algorithm walked into a bar. The bartender asked, “What would you like to drink?” The algorithm replied, “What’s everyone else having?” We are literally teaching machines what we like everyday through our smart devices and computers. As the... Continue Reading →
Blockchain For Microcredentials: A Macro System For Micro Learning
How an anonymous source is changing the world, one byte at a time. Hungry to Learn? Cyberspace. An accelerated current of energy has clinched this society in its entirety, a digital web spinning, while interconnecting endless global systems. A network of networks, linking itself to devices, swiftly replacing analog devices of yesteryear. We’ve cut the... Continue Reading →
Edtech Review for 2017: What’s this Years Theme?
At the end of each year, we start discussing which topics are on-trend, giving the year a theme, per se. If “2016 was the year of video, something that everybody is making as well.” And “2012 became the year of the MOOC.” (Mass Open Online Courses). What will 2017 be known for? Click, swipe and record,... Continue Reading →
Libraries Leading the Way: Old School Learning Meets New Schools Makerspace
Libraries are undergoing change. Once a place of reference and page turning, the common library is growing into an exponentially connected space. A place, where all ages reach beyond the page, expanding out beyond computers and now, launching into Makerspace labs. Makerspace is Commanding Attention One Creation at a Time. United States and International Libraries... Continue Reading →
The Makerspace Movement on a Leading Edge
The popularity of Makerspace is undisputed. Deemed a “movement…” it’s become a staple in classrooms, homes, libraries and think-labs alike. “Challenges” are sweeping schools worldwide, with creative portholes like Pinterest booming with ideas. Makerspace is Like Legos on Adrenaline The “Maker Culture” is ever-present in children's minds and hands. Students everywhere are championing the idea... Continue Reading →
Robot Culture: Part 2
Earlier this week, we discussed the problems facing American teachers and students in today's education system. Today we will discuss potential solutions emergent from tech enterprises, and how the industry helps to alleviate teacher and student stress. TECHNOLOGY MAKES INROADS Deliberation in Washington and on social media has little direct effect on the student-teacher relationship,... Continue Reading →
Robot Culture: Overworked Teachers and Students in the Age of Technology
Long have the studies descended upon us through newspapers and blogs: teachers in the US are overworked and underpaid, sometimes shockingly so, and their students suffer for it. A Whopping 82% of American teachers felt their workload was “unmanageable,” with 75% declaring that the lack of work-life balance had a serious impact on their mental... Continue Reading →