The Silicon Bayou: Where Education Innovation is Brewing

4.0 Schools Headquarters in New Orleans

While Silicon Valley is the traditional hub for entrepreneurs to try to make it big and Silicon Alley is building a growing tech scene in New York, there is a new lesser-known center of innovation emerging: the Silicon Bayou. Anya Continue reading

Teaching Creativity and Innovation Rather than Memorization

Jennifer Medbery

Jennifer Medbery recently posted an article on Fast Company‘s Co.Exist asserting that classrooms should teach children creativity and entrepreneurship. She notes that measuring students’ success is important but believes that “American classrooms are measuring the wrong thing.” With information widely Continue reading

Going Digital: Say Goodbye to Print Textbooks

iPads in the classroom: "Max Mashal, a sixth grader, used his iPad at Pinnacle Peak Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz." Credit: Joshua Lott for the New York Times

Today CNN covered how the Obama administration is calling for schools across the country to adopt e-readers. The vision is that devices like iPads, Kindles, and Nooks will replace textbooks. The article notes that currently our country spends $7 billion Continue reading