Hack Learning Reimagines Problem Solving

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What’s Hack Learning

Hack Learning is books, podcast episodes, online courses and other digital content that help you solve big problems with simple ideas. The Hack Learning Series is produced by Times 10 for everyone who wants to excel at teaching and learning–teachers, school leaders, parents, entrepreneurs, community members, college professors, and students. Check out our bestselling books on our Books tab above or download one now at HackLearningBooks.com.

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What’s a Hacker?

Hackers are known as computer geeks–people who like to take applications and systems to places their designers never intended. Today, hackers are much more. They are people who explore many things both in and out of the technology world. They are tinkerers and fixers. They see solutions to problems that other people do not see.

Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg might be considered technology’s greatest hackers. No one taught them how to build an operating system or a social network, but they saw possibilities that others couldn’t see. They live to solve problems whose solutions, in many cases, already exist but may need to be hacked. To the education hacker, the solution is evident, and with a little hacking, it will be as clear and beautiful as a gracefully-designed smartphone or a powerful social network. 

The Revolutionary Hack Learning Formula

Unlike your typical education text, Hack Learning books are light on research and statistics and heavy on practical advice from people who have actually experienced the problems about which they write. Each book in the series contains an introduction, followed by up to a series of Hacks--each following our unique, revolutionary Hack Learning Formula:

  1. The Problem: a brief summary of each issue
  2. The Hack: an overview of how to “hack” each problem
  3. What You Can Do Tomorrow: steps you can take immediately to impact teaching and learning right now
  4. A Blueprint for Full Implementation: detailed steps for capacity building
  5. Pushback: we anticipate the pushback and show you how to face it head on
  6. The Hack in Action: we demonstrate how someone has actually implemented each hack successfully

Read a Hack Learning Series Book

Find every book in the series in multiple formats on Amazon at HackLearningBooks.com

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Follow Hack Learning creator and Times 10 Publisher Mark Barnes for daily news and events and tweet your ideas about improving teaching and learning to #HackLearning on Twitter and follow us here on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Hack Learning Reimagines Problem Solving

  1. Look at the challenges, check out the data and think about what kinds or problems you want to address. Then think about the skills in your team, and look at what you can learn from the workshops and mentors to help you decide if you want to make a web app, a visualisation, or a native app for some device. Anything goes! Some of the challenges are pretty broad, and it should be easy to make something that fits under more than one…

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