De-Mystifying Learning Frameworks
Making sense of the big ideas and buzzwords in learning innovation. The first in a new series.
Should the Internet be a Public Good?
Too many students are priced out of quality online access. With education a national priority, is it time to regulate wi-fi and broadband like any other vital utility?
Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises
Pittsburgh area high school students came together at the University of Pittsburgh to address world water crises and spread awareness. Without a formal structure, creativity thrived and students took ownership of their campaigns.
Project Zero: What Does Learning Look Like?
PZ asks: What does learning look like? What type of learning is relevant for these students in this moment and in the future? What is the nature of understanding?
Why Silicon Valley Wants Humanities Majors
The humanities aren’t dead in the digital age. In fact, they powered it. They’re helping us understand it. And they’re what let our young people hone their creative edge and succeed in it.
Why High Speed Internet Matters for Cities (and for Schools)
Chattanooga has the fastest internet connection in the nation. Can Pittsburgh be far behind?
3D Printing: Coming to a Classroom or Museum Near You
As the sizes and prices of 3D printers shrink, students—and their teachers—are discovering new and creative ways to put them to work.
Robust Digital Environments for Every Student
Move over, Sochi. The biggest event this week is Digital Learning Day—24 hours devoted to incorporating new, meaningful technology into classrooms and libraries.
Why We Should Prepare Our Daughters (and Our Sons) for Modern Manufacturing Jobs
As the gender gap in manufacturing grows, young women miss out on challenging, high-tech career options and employers miss out on a wealth of talent.
Beyond IT: The Changing Role of The School Technology Specialist
With more technology in classrooms than ever before, schools need technology specialists to do a whole lot more than keep the network running. Here's how these educators are collaborating to leverage tight budgets and stay ahead of rapidly changing technology.
Why What’s Best for Families is Also Best for Cities
Pittsburgh leaders showcase the region’s work at the National League of City's Summit on Your City's Families.
Do Digital Tools Belong in Preschool?
With guidance from Fred Rogers, early childhood educators in Pittsburgh are putting today’s technologies into classrooms in ways that make sense for young learners.
Why Remake Learning?
The Kids+Creativity Network is working to make education a deeper journey that continues outside of school. Here's why.
Is Pittsburgh the Next Global Innovation Hub?
With its unique capacity for innovation, can Pittsburgh become a "Globally Fluent metro area" like Helsinki?
How Early Should We Be Teaching STEM?
Sesame Street thinks students should understand the word “hypothesis” at age 4. Do experts agree?
How to Make Sure Every Child is "Innovation Ready”? Teach Entrepreneurship
Tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit teaches kids the skills they need for the knowledge-based economy of the future.
Ellis School senior creates summer learning program for younger students
Chelsea Canedy, a '13 senior from The Ellis School helps design a summer enrichment camp for disadvantaged young girls across the city.
Invigorausted at ISTE 2013
Gary Gardiner of Idea Foundry visits the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, TX and shares his excitement.
Games+Learning+Society conference Day 3 notes from Lucas Blair
Lucas Blair, game designer and founder of Little Bird Games, spends his third day at the Games+Learning+Society conference and shares his thoughts on the speakers, sessions and even a fun new product.
Notes from Day 2 at Games+Learning+Society
Little Bird Games founder, Lucas Blair, continues his report from the Games+Learning+Society conference in Madison, WI for Day 2.
In STEM Schools, Community Partnerships Prepare Students for The Digital Future
Collaborations with business and higher education are providing students with the technology saturated environments they'll likely face in the workplace.
Real World Classroom
At Pittsburgh’s Saxifrage School, educators say everything they need to operate their college campus already exists in the community. Is this the future of higher education?