Innovative educators awarded $110K from Canvas
- Instructure, the parent company to learning management system Canvas, has given away a total of $110,000 this year to innovative K-12 and higher ed teachers.
- The money specifically went to educators who had smart ideas around the theme of “Lossless Learning,” which focused on plans dealing with the integration of technology into classrooms.
- One winning idea, centered on the question of whether life can exist on Mars, had students design and program a Lego robot to assist students in "exploring" a life-size model recreating the Mars landing site in their study and determination of that possibility.
Cost, time, and technology barriers were reduced with the winning Mars idea, all through the use of "gamifying" the learning process. This concept is not surprising as a winning idea, as it has been gaining much traction in the world of education for its ability to present content in a fun, engaging manner that students are already used to from videogames and TV.