Imagine the utility of these non tin-man robots. Some of our students will be working with this technology in the future.
"Microscale soft-robots hold great promise as safe handlers of delicate micro-objects but their wider adoption requires micro-actuators with greater efficiency and ease-of-fabrication. Here we present an elastomeric microtube-based pneumatic actuator that can be extended into a microrobotic tentacle. We establish..."
Read on at Nature
Sidewalk Labs (SL) is looking to "improve life in cities for everyone through the application of technology to solve urban problems" in the areas of housing, energy, transportation, and government. As many of our students will be participating in solving and/or living the urban experience, we're looking forward to SL's innovation in the urban space.
How many of these companies are you familiar with? If these companies still exist, our students may develop and market their next generation products.
Read more at CB Insights
Magic Leap makes virtual objects appear in real life. Click on the logo above to listen to the team that is brining the future to life.
We believe magic leap has the potential to transform education through immersive engagement of the learning experience.
Milpitas Unified stands as proof that public "non-charter" schools have the full capacity to innovate. There are charter schools who innovate and those who don't...just like any other system. We see a lot of good things happening in certain charter school systems and cheer them on! However, some systems with "no excuses" cultures may have a hard time pivoting to personalized learning.
Our students and staff will need to be prepared for this future that is already here. We are in the midst of a transportation revolution (+automated self-driving cars) similar to the transformation of farming during the industrial revolution.
"The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven future
Late last year, I took a road trip with my partner from our home in New Orleans, Louisiana to Orlando, Florida and as we drove by town after town, we got to talking about the potential effects self-driving vehicle technology would have not only on truckers themselves, but on all the local economies dependent on trucker salaries. Once one starts wondering about this kind of one-two punch to America’s gut, one sees the prospects aren’t pretty."
Milpitas Unified embarked on our journey to build our new elementary school and with our student, staff, parent, and community input, we will see the realization of the question: "If you could build any school, what would you build?"
"When I got the call 18 months ago from Achievement First to help design a “next-generation” school model, it was a school designer’s dream. Achievement First has been running great schools serving low-income kids in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for 15 years. They embodied the profile of the “successful incumbent”: well-established schools which rarely want to take big innovation risks. And yet, a place like Achievement First has built such incredible wisdom and capacity for running great schools, what might it mean to combine that wisdom with a fresh approach to doing school? And so, we began our journey to design and build the “Greenfield” model. Imagine an open, green field with nothing on it; if you could build any school what you build?"
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Check out the technology at Wolfram's Image identification project. You can drag an image and then it tells you what the image is.
“If you run a school that’s based on punishment and compliance, eventually you’re going to push kids out.”
"NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Having racked up multiple up absences and missed assignments, a high school sophomore showed up in his English class last year, hopeful for another chance. “Where have you been?” his teacher asked. “You can’t pass this class if you don’t show up.” Without warning, the young man exploded."
Read more on PBS Newshour
Michael Horn provides his insights on innovation from his new book, Blended.
"When it comes to innovation in education, there is a tension.
Some educators express concern about innovating when children are involved. Innovation implies experimentation and uncertainty. Aren’t “disruptive innovation” or even “breakthrough sustaining innovations” too risky to pursue in schools given that the well-being of children is at stake?
Other educators come at it from the opposite perspective. Believing that current schools aren’t good enough for students, they think avoiding innovation in schools is akin to malpractice.
In our new book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, Heather Staker and I devote a chapter to sketching out a way to innovate that takes into account the truth in both positions: the need for caution in unpredictable innovations, and the need for innovation to improve how educators serve students."
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Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.