The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
Innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, but not quickly enough to get young people ready for the new world. But there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas.
We all know what happened to books, music and other forms of creative content that were easily digitized. Are you prepared for what could happen to your brand when 3D printing starts digitizing everyday consumer products? The change will come slowly, but it’s inevitable. Already, printers can produce detailed solid objects, [...]
The printer, once complete, sometime this month, according to past releases by the company, will be able to print out metal objects approximately 6 meters, or 18 feet in diameter. Yes, if the printer works as it’s supposed to, the company will be able to print out the entire frame of just about any four wheeled automobile on Earth.
The implications for such a development would be huge for the company, but also for China, who in the last 12 months has really made it a priority to develop their laser sintering technologies.
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
When Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson first released their book, "Race Against The Machine," their hypotheses about AI and robotics' affect on the economy were largely dismissed. Now as technology continues its exponential advances, their concepts are entering the mainstream, as was exemplified by the authors appearing in a 60 Minutes feature this weekend.
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