Block it or Improve Classroom Management?

On a weekly basis, I get an email that says something like, "Can you please block Minecraft, because my students are playing it instead of doing their work."  I want to be helpful and support our teachers, but I always have the question of should I block or do we need new strategies for classroom [...]

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Results – Can VR Help Close the Achievement Gap

So recently, I published a blog post about the thought of using virtual reality to help close the achievement gap.  Part of that belief was the idea that the achievement gap is created in part by a lack of experiences. So can VR give students those experiences virtually to help close that portion of the [...]

My Evening with Tony Wagner and Most Likely to Succeed

Just recently I had the honor of meeting Tony Wagner, who is the author of "Most Likely to Succeed" and "Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People that will Change the World". Through our Battelle For Kids SOAR partnership, I had the opportunity to be one of 65 people to get to spend 90 minutes [...]