Rodney Brooks delivers an interesting TED Talk on Why we rely on robots in the future. We see the use of robots in many industries. Robotics has become a major component of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and classroom experiences. From elementary-age through university level students are being introduced to the exciting world of robotics. I’ll be adding robotic investigations into most of my STEM teacher training workshops beginning next school year. Check out my STEM workshops here. Whether you like them or not, Robots are here to stay. Check out the TED Talk by Rodney Brooks here.
I’d love to see inventor, Jay Silver travel to as many school districts as possible nationwide to reignite the curiosity in teachers and administrators alike. During this cozy 19 minute TEDx Talk Silver, with a sparkle in his eyes totally engages the audience relaying stories of his own childhood and the transformations he has made in his own thinking. Silver, definitely thinks outside of the box which is not often welcomed in the classroom or boardroom. I see his way of thinking has a progressive and much-needed model for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classrooms as well as teacher training models. You don’t necessarily need a kit with instructions to build something cool, go outside in nature and create with the materials around you. Design, create, and build driven by your own internal inspirations. Sit back, absorb, and be transformed as you watch Jay Silver in this charming TEDx Talk on the evolution of his latest invention, the MakeyMakey.