Episode 124 – “Schank” Education


This episode, Dave, Tony and Patrick talk about Roger Schank’s approach to education, Nintendo’s gaming workshop for kids and the Adidas tracker that is making its way into classrooms. Check out the talking points below.

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Pragmatic Learning: It’s not “fun” by Roger Schank of the blog Education Outrage
a. Link: http://educationoutrage.blogspot.com/2016/03/pragmatic-learning-its-not-fun.html
b. This is a long article
c. Stop building courses and create courses
d. Learning when learning is needed
e. Training is not fun
f. Dan Meyer’s TedTalk:http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover

Nintendo partners with SF public library to teach kids about game design by Andrew Webster from The Verge
a. Link: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/31/11327140/nintendo-super-mario-maker-education-sfpl
b. Consumer to creators
c. How can schools do this?
d. Resources needed?

US schools may soon be testing Adidas’ new fitness tracker in K-12 schools by Samantha Murphy Kelly of Mashable
a. Link: http://mashable.com/2016/04/06/adidas-fitness-tracker-gym-class-students/#z7O_oBBgXPqJ
b. Interactive Health Technologies: https://ihtusa.com/
c. Really?
d. 140% increase in engagement in PE classes
e. Turning this into grades?

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