We are big fans of adding game-based learning to the general education portfolio - as are a growing number of educators - but how do you choose which video games will really deliver tangible learning opportunities for students? EdTech Magazine has come to the rescue with their handy list of three games that definitely will…and yes, Minecraft is one of them.
Legendary director J.J Abrahams hosted a TED Talk “The Mystery Box" to inspire students and teachers in the classroom - curiosity, innovative thinking and technology fuelled his career, all of which are adopted in classrooms of today:
Encourage curiosity - cultivate mystery to engage with students and promote creativity
Mystery is the catalyst for imagination - children who wonder realise their full potential if given the opportunity
Inspire with tech - technology in the classroom enables learners to explore and develop their ideas. And even if the technology in the classroom isn’t the latest and greatest, it doesn’t matter - children will find a way to make it work.
The Beijing Edtech Community - a fast-moving bunch of entrepreneurs, IT engineers, teachers, students and anyone else interested in edtech - got together for the second time in their history at the start of May, and we had the honour of sponsoring it. Leon Li, product manager for our mighty Future Technologies team in China, was on hand to document what went down.
Today Pearson announced the launch of of Pearson Catalyst, a new startup incubator programme to identify the most promising education startup companies, and help them to break through on a global scale. The Pearson Catalyst incubator program will match startups with Pearson brands to deliver pilot programmes and offer access to Pearson resources and product experts, including the opportunity to work closely with a Pearson brand over the course of the program. The incubator program is looking for dynamic, technology-centric, startup teams that have been up and running for less than three years and who have viable products that are ready for launch in the market. If this sounds like you then click here for full program details and get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.