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092 – Multidisciplinary Projects with Zack Dowell

Multidisciplinary Projects with Zack Dowell [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Can a fish be trained like a dog? Can a school project be both art and science as well as entertainment and curiosity? How do we

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088 – Designing Success with Tracy Hazzard

Designing Success with Tracy Hazzard [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode How does a young lady pursuing a career in biogenetics find herself a successful artist? How can a small company file a lawsuit against a huge

087 – Games and Politics with Jay Obernolte

Games and Politics with Jay Obernolte [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is it like to write a video game from code in a printed book? Can techie kids learn to have good people skills? How

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Just a Minute, My Brain is on Fire!

A few weeks ago we finished our first Inventor Camp of the year.  The first Inventor Camp of the year is always a little intense.   I’m guilty of raising the level of the challenge yet again.  Last year, we

086 – Understanding Engineers with Joanie Connell

Understanding Engineers with Joanie Connell [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode How much does work-life balance matter to today’s professionals? Why do people communicate differently on email vs phone vs face-to-face? What are the effects of helicopter

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085 – Young Makers with Peggy Healy Stearns

Young Makers with Peggy Healy Stearns [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Can you learn to write software without programming experience? How is educational software unique? How important is technical confidence for young learners? Join us for

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084 – Succeeding at Education with Ted Dintersmith

Succeeding at Education with Ted Dintersmith [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Why would an entrepreneur and noted venture capitalist zoom in on education? How serious are the educational challenges we face in the US? Is there

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083 – The Longterm View with Peter Skillen

The Longterm View with Peter Skillen [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Do kids really secretly enjoy hard problems? What happens when we let children control their own learning? What can US educators learn from Canadian educators?

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The Truth about Avoiding Regret

Regret has a powerful pull.   They say one of the strongest feelings experienced as we get older is the regret of not trying something when we were younger.  What stops us from giving those opportunities a try?   Fear of

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082 – Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser

Getting What You Want with Scott Glaser [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is possible if you shut off the television? Can you really do anything you want, if you set your mind to it? How

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081 – Project-Based Learning with Ben Owens

Project-Based Learning with Ben Owens [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Are there important innovators and inventors in public schools? Can being an engineer prepare you for the classroom? How can a public school bring project-based learning

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080 – Powerful Girls with Kiki Prottsman

Powerful Girls with Kiki Prottsman [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode When is the best time to introduce technology to your kids? Is there and advantage to introducing technical problem-solving early? How do we introduce coding in

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079 – Space Travel with Jason DiVenere

Space Travel with Jason DiVenere [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is the best way to get a flight into space if you are not currently an astronaut? How serious is space tourism? How can we

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078 – Math and Shop Class with Jonathan Schwartz

Math and Shop Class with Jonathan Schwartz [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Join us for the interesting plot twists in today’s podcast.Can shop class make kids better at math? What thinking skills are learned in a

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077 – Robotics and Farming with Michael McMaster

Robotics and Farming with Michael McMaster [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Do you have to be an engineer to make robots? Are there any advantages to growing up on a farm? How hard is it to

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