America’s high school system should be redesigned so that they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy. Students should be obligated to take programming classes each year. Unfortunately it may take some time before the educational system changes.
Until then, Sam and I would like to develop a website that will match young [...]
I did an ITP floor redesign. One thing that I feel is missing at ITP is a silent study room. I always go to the Library when I need to get work done. I also think it’s important to have a student lounge, similar to ITP’s, where students can socialize and have group meetings.
For this weeks assignment I designed a mock-up of a social media platform that would be used for education purposes. While brainstorming this weeks assignment, I kept thinking of ways Code Academy helps motivate it’s users/students to continue studying. It’s in great part, through it’s badges and study records that helps push students to continue [...]
For this week’s assignment, I decided to start an online discussion on an interested TED Talk I saw last year by Sir Ken Robinson, that challenges the way children are being educated. I innitially tried to do it on wordpress, using buddypress. It worked fine but I felt as if it wasn’t the best platform for this [...]
I did a simple tutorial on basic portuguese words and/frases. I created it in Prezi, edited it in Premiere and coded it in Popcorn.js. I left a few of the pronunciation pop ups in blank because I wasn’t sure what to write. I’ll try to update it sometime this week. Here’s a link to the [...]
Sam and I developed a website together that focused on the concept of students having the power to control the classes offered. Our website this week focused on the drive-bys. The website lists all the potential drive-bys, which are chosen based on the highest positive student votes. Here’s a link to the website:http://itp2014.com/itopia/.
We are [...]
I would like to create an educational institution in a developing country that uses the means of technology to improve the educational system. I’m leaning towards having my project focus on Brazil. The issue there is that most of the well-educated teachers live in the major cities, (e.g. Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro) leaving rural [...]