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
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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com and the future of learning at Disrupt Education. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Google+