Cross-Pollination: What Educators Can Learn from Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus is a successful dude.  A really successful dude.  And a large part of that success comes from the time-sucking, highly-addictive games Zynga produces for Facebook, other social networking platforms, and mobile devices. In a recent interview with Wired, Continue reading Cross-Pollination: What Educators Can Learn from Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

PBL Idea: Throw a Concert

Having spent Saturday at Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Portland Stopover, I got thinking this morning: throwing a concert would make for a tremendous project-based cross-curricular learning experience.         Project based learning may not be Continue reading PBL Idea: Throw a Concert

Lehrer’s Imagine: Three Takeaways for Teaching & Learning

After hearing about Jonah Lehrer’s latest, Imagine: How Creativity Works, on one of the upteen gazillion NPR/PRI/PRX/STP/PDQ podcasts I crank through my iPod weekly, I hounded my local library — the magnificent Jay-Niles Memorial Library — until they had it on Continue reading Lehrer’s Imagine: Three Takeaways for Teaching & Learning