Abran Maldonado NuSkool

EDUKWEST #94 with Abran Maldonado of NuSkool

Abran Maldonado NuSkoolIt’s almost time for the holidays but not quite yet.

For one of the last EDUKWEST interviews of this year, I invited Abran Maldonado to talk about his edtech startup NuSkool and to share his philosophy on how to integrate lessons centered around topics like pop culture and music in a rigorous curriculum.


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Coming from the Hip Hop generation, Abran who is a Gates Millenium Scholar and currently half way though his PhD is most interested in the synergies of music and its socio-political impact on children’s lives and how teachers and integrate such elements in their lessons to get students’ attention through topics they’re interested in.

NuSkool is a subscription-based service that identifies the teachable moments in pop culture and creates lessons around these so that they’re usable in a classroom setting.

Besides watching this EDUKWEST interview, I have also covered NuSkool in a recent article for Fractus Learning in which I talk more about how to use the lessons in class and also mention some of the questions or concerns some people might have.

Additional Links:

Homepage: http://nuskool.com
NuSkool on Twitter: @NuSkoolOfficial
NuSkool on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NuSkoolOfficial
LinkedIn: Abran Maldonado

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.