Yes, this story is moving and has a wow factor, but I think that it is important to ask ourselves as educators (as a community) how we can help develop the ability for children to become engaged and then develop higher level thinking that moves towards innovation.

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. – YouTube.

via Reading Robot Prototype Walkthrough – YouTube.

This is an interesting idea that is moving in the right direction technologically and┬ápedagogically. ┬áStudents can engage with the “reading robot” and not stand out as “different” during class. Whether students are struggling learner/readers I am looking for ways to use apps, the Internet, SmartBoard technology…whatever to engage them and keep their focus. Follow the link below to find out about more interesting ed design projects.

http://edesignlabs.org/?page_id=1184