The Bridge from Iteration to Implementation

Decorating walls with colorful sticky notes full of good ideas is my idea of fun. And I’m not alone. After years conducting workshops, I can confirm that even the most hardened cynics love the creativity and collaboration of a well-facilitated brainstorm. And it’s easy to see why: coming up with ideas, scribbling on Post-its, bouncing […]

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Three Barriers to Useful Intelligent Assistants

Intelligent assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant perform tiny miracles like hands-free Google searches, turning on the lights, checking our calendars and the weather, setting timers in the kitchen, and even making calls. Parents love that kids can play music and find information on their own without touching mom or dad’s phone. But until […]

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SxSW Edu

This year, I was lucky enough to attend SxSW Edu. My experience was primarily focused around spending time with a group of organizations formally known as the Next Generation Courseware grantees. At Intentional Futures, we have the great privilege of working with these organizations, all of which are trying to make courseware better for students […]

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SXSW Edu

I attended the 2016 SXSWEdu conference in Austin, Texas this last week. Being from Florida, I thought that Texas would be a welcoming place for me, and my district got a wild hare to send someone to this conference. However, there was a serious lack of representation by educators, like myself, who believe in traditions. […]

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TED 2016

Intentional Futures recently attended TED 2016 in Vancouver where speakers captivated audiences with more than 70 talks. The theme of the conference was “Dreams,” which, as you might imagine, provided a blank canvas for speakers to share perspectives on how we’re reckoning with the all-too real challenges that impact the fields of education, technology, business […]

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Virtually Perfect?

Media mogul Sumner Redstone famously said, “content is king.” Will that hold true in the virtual world? The short answer is, “yes.” With the release of an onslaught of virtual reality headsets around the corner, thousands of enthusiasts already exploring virtual worlds on prototype devices and millions of others poised to try it, what can […]

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