“1.0 Schools cannot teach 3.0 Kids”

Discussion on what future jobs look like, what skills are needed, and how schools need to support this change.

What should we teach our kids now that Knowledge is Obsolete? Part 1 – the Questions

OK, I was inspired by Pavan Arora, Director of Content at IBM Watson a few weeks ago when he spoke at the Information Development World Conference in San Jose.  He went way beyond the (rather creepy) IBM Watson video he showed, and put some reason and life into their concept of the new Cognitive EraContinue reading “What should we teach our kids now that Knowledge is Obsolete? Part 1 – the Questions”

Watch “Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker | TEDxUCLA” on YouTube

I enjoyed this talk – aligns with ideas I’ve been running across lately, pointing to the power of curiosity & instinct to help your life go in a good direction.  I like the idea that I don’t have to come up with a perfect plan, manifest everything ferociously, and dedicate every second driving to what IContinue reading “Watch “Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker | TEDxUCLA” on YouTube”

How to get what you want when you’re 13

I’m pretty proud of my son, who’s 13 years old and in 8th grade. He came to me a few weeks ago and said, “Mom, I want to start a Minecraft server again.”  He gave me a bit of background, and said he’d do work in exchange for me and his dad paying the serverContinue reading “How to get what you want when you’re 13”

NZ hasn’t won the America’s Cup back…YET (a great word to use)

I’m so pleased at this moment in time to see the New Zealand team challenging for the America’s Cup! http://www.americascup.com/en/news/3/news/18070/day-3-preview-who-wants-it-more I lived in Auckland from 1999 – 2007, so saw Team New Zealand defend against the Prada (Italy) Challenger in 2000 and then lose completely to Alhinghi (Switzerland) in 2003.  It was so sad! The NZContinue reading “NZ hasn’t won the America’s Cup back…YET (a great word to use)”