Once the relief of being on Spring Break has worn off, what does everyone do with 168 hours of free time? Here are five suggestions for fun diversions your teenagers can do in the few hours or a day’s time. I’ve chosen these projects because they recapture the delight in learning something just new because […]
In my first two posts, I focused on general philosophies I’ve found essential to developing my thinking about how we learn. Future posts will offer practical suggestions for how to hack your teenager’s education. Too often young adults wait till the end of their high school or college years to make career plans, and many […]
When I was in kindergarten, I took an IQ test. Wait too long, my parents were told, and you can’t accurately judge ‘native intellectual ability.’ So at 5 years old, my ability was quantified and crystalized: verbal good, math not so much. Fast forward a number of years, and I decide to write an iPhone […]
Hacking gets a bad rap, especially when our credit cards have been cancelled because of the latest ‘data breach’. But hacking isn’t always negative. Hackerspaces are one example of how the concept has been recuperated — they are spaces where anyone can ‘hack’ everyday objects and transform them into something previously unimagined.