We open this week's episode with some brief thoughts on the tragic events in Parkland, Florida before turning the episode to our previously recorded topic of the Winter Olympics.
This week our trio of co-hosts turns their focus on the Winter Olympics. They take a look at the education and e-learning product used to bring production staff up to speed on the Winter Games and Pyeongchang, South Korea.
What happens to elite Olympic athletes after their time performing at the highest levels is done? Mike, Brandon, and Dan all take a guess at which sport they think they'd have a chance at competing in. Brandon shares a childhood story of using the Olympics as classroom curriculum.
Mike catches up with Rohit Bhargava to talk about the latest edition of the Non-Obvious. They discuss through the fifteen predictions in this year's edition, the process Rohit and his team use to cultivate, curate, and crystalize their topics, and just how to challenge yourself to see counter-trends in the world.
Brandon, Mike, and Dan take a look in their respective crystal balls for what topics will be trending in learning and education this year. Each co-host offers up two predictions each on subjects they think will "get some action" in the coming year. What new portmanteau does Brandon roll out? How do you "nappuccino" and why is Mike all in? Why will Social Emotional Learning go digital according to Dan?
:10 - Welcome
1:48 - Mike discusses time hacks
6:52 - Brandon introduces kidsolving
11:28 - Dan pitches SEL going digital
14:39 - SABRLearning and the quantified self from Mike
17:00 - Brandon talks strengthsing in 2018
22:38 - Dan rounds out the predictions with Grassroots Play
Dan, Mike, and Brandon take a look at Slate's decision to go all in on audio and text. They discuss the power of mixed media and how the hard turn and pivot to video may have missed its mark.