CrossBraining was launched at the 2016 International Society of Technology Education (www.iste.org) in Denver, alongside GoPro. CrossBraining® is a blended STEM/PBL learning and teaching platform that leverages the power of digital storytelling (video).
Parents will always ask their children, “What did you do today at school?”; and everyone knows the answer: “Nothing.” Well, we know there are awesome things happening in the classroom but schools haven’t unlocked how to communicate this process. Our method has students creating and narrating 45-second videos about what they are learning, including using the key terms from National or State Standards. Students then share these videos with teachers, parents, and administrators, using the social media where all interested parties can view, analyze, reflect and have conversations about the content. Most importantly, we also have testing data that validates our method. In fact, our testing data is significantly higher than the state average. Now parents can watch engaging lessons (live streamed) that their student not only participated in, but created.
They can watch the video while they take a bite out of their sandwich and when they get home they can say, “Tell me about that paper football assignment you did using geometry and wiring.” Beautiful.