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.