Careers

Wanted: Digital Marketer

Pedago is looking for a scrappy, metrics-driven marketer capable of working across multiple digital channels to drive growth for an early-stage consumer subscription tech startup.

By Ori, ago
Inspiration

Herb Simon on Learning and Satisficing

This is the first of two blog posts delineating the pedagogical approach of Herb Simon, the man credited with inventing the field of artificial intelligence, for which he won a Turing award in 1975. Simon was a polyglot social scientist, computer scientist and economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

By Ann, ago
Engineering

Tinkering Toward Learning

My friend Alfredo builds bikes as a hobby. He started by replacing a broken chain on his own bike. Then he upgraded his brakes. After a few more repairs, he understood the whole bike system well enough that he could gather all the parts and build one from scratch. Experienced Read more…

By Nate, ago
Engineering

Nostalgia for Overhead Projectors

Bret Victor gave an entertaining talk on the history and/or future of computing at DBX 2013. In addition to the fascinating subject matter, Bret took the charming step of presenting with transparencies and an overhead projector.

By Ori, ago
Inspiration

Today’s Inspiration from Benjamin Bloom

“After forty years of intensive research on school learning in the United States as well as abroad, my major conclusion is:  What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn, if provided with the appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.” ~Benjamin Bloom, educational psychologist Dweck, Carol S.  Mindset: Read more…

By Alexie, ago
Inspiration

Today’s Inspiration from Seymour Papert

“I do not wish to reduce mathematics to literature or literature to mathematics.  But I do want to argue that their respective ways of thinking are not as separate as is usually supposed.” ~Seymour Papert. Papert, Seymour.  Mindstorms:  Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.  New York:  Basic Books, 1993.  39.

By Alexie, ago