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Ten takeaways from Sandbox Summit 2014

This year's Sandbox Summit@MIT, Innovation by Design: Inspirations for Playful Learning, just ended. But the buzz is still going. For those of you who missed this annual idea forum, Laura Johnson gave a great overview in EdSurge. We'll also be putting the presentations online in the coming weeks. In the meantime, these compelling tweets can give you a sense of the energy in the room.
April 2, 2014

This year’s Sandbox Summit@MIT, Innovation by Design: Inspirations for Playful Learning, just ended. But the buzz is still going. For those of you who missed this annual idea forum, Laura Johnson gave a great overview in EdSurge. We’ll also be putting the presentations online in the coming weeks. In the meantime, these compelling tweets can give you a sense of the energy in the room.

 

1. Hasbro’s Alan Hassenfeld set the tone on the first morning:

 

2. Apollo Robbins, The Gentleman Thief, picked the pocket of DonorsChoose.org’s CFO in front of our eyes. The implications for game-makers?

 

3. MIT’s Scot Osterweil gave an overview of research on age appropriate apps. Implications of standardized testing at young age?

 

4.  Sixteen year-old Jack Andraka, who created a 3-cent test for cancer detection, was the poster child for open sourcing.

 

5. Both John Hunter and The Global Literacy Project stressed the importance of embracing failure before success.

 

6. Dao Nguyen revealed (some of) the secrets behind Buzzfeed’s success:

 

7. Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez gave insight into using media to engage disenfranchised learners.

 

8. Mitchel Resnick from MIT’s Media Lab demo’d Scratch Jr and talked about the importance of coding for kids.

 

9. If you think tablets can’t teach? The Global Literacy Project proves they can.

 

10.  Journalist Annie Murphy Paul summed up what Innovation by Design is, no matter what discipline you come from:

 

Let me know what you’re thinking about at wendy@sandboxsummit.org

This year’s Sandbox Summit@MIT, Innovation by Design: Inspirations for Playful Learning, just ended. But the buzz is still going. Scott Traylor’s word cloud captures highlights of what you missed.

 

 

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