“There is a whole range of needs that children have that have to be addressed one way or another if they are to have even the slightest chance of getting a decent education and carving out a place for themselves in the workforce of the 21st-century.” - Matt Greenfield


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Summary

From where do contemporary, resilient changes begin - from a top-down mandate, or from a bottom-up, tech-driven evolution? Today’s guest, Matt Greenfield, is an investor in entrepreneurial companies that drive transformative social outcomes through the power of using technology in education.

He sifts through fascinating trends and prophetic scenarios as we discuss everything from the Common Core to cloud-based platforms, bullying to virtual reality, and pedagogy to washing machines. If you are curious about how technology will continue to impact education, have a listen to the man who searches the horizon for innovation so that he can invest in change for the educational ecosystem.

Quotes:

12:39 “There is a whole range of needs that children have that have to be addressed one way or another if they are to have even the slightest chance of getting a decent education and carving out a place for themselves in the workforce of the 21st-century.”

28:28 “Unlocking the passions and the creativity of the students is the key; the first thing you have to do is to ask them what they are passionately interested in or curious about. Everything has to start with that.”

Here are some resources mentioned in our discussion:

Rethink - https://rethink.vc/

NoRedInk - https://www.noredink.com/

Bright Hive - https://brighthive.io/

Burning Glass Technologies - https://www.burning-glass.com/

Outschool - https://outschool.com/

Keith Rabois - https://podcastnotes.org/2019/03/05/rabois-5/

GoNoodle - https://www.gonoodle.com/

Most Likely to Succeed - https://teddintersmith.com/mltsfilm/

Naviance - https://www.naviance.com/services/professional-development

Where to learn more about the guest:

Matt at Rethink - https://rethink.vc/people/matt-greenfield/

Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattgreenfield

Matt on Linkedin - linkedin.com/in/matt-greenfield-07b96815

Matt at EdSurge - https://www.edsurge.com/writers/matt-greenfield

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