Posts Tagged: Education

The Teenage Mind and Naiku

In the October, 2011 issue of National Geographic, David Dobbs explains what’s happening in the brains of 12 – 25 year-olds. His observations are based on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) project that studied over a hundred young people as they grew up during the 1990s . The study provides some rationale for why teenagers act the way they do. Understanding how a students’ brain works is key to engaging students in learning. Naiku is a way for teachers to connect with students the way they learn, an  opportunity to be more effective teachers. … Read More


Naiku Wins MN Cup High Tech Division

Yesterday, the Naiku team gave the presentation of our lives. We expressed our passion for making a positive impact on education. We explained our plans to do that with Naiku. Afterwards, the Minnesota Cup judges selected Naiku as the winner of the High Tech Division. We are honored that the judges recognized the importance of education and the work that Naiku is doing in educational technology. Next week, we will compete against the other division winners. It will be a fun and exciting competition. We aim to bring home the coveted … Read More


Naiku Selected as Finalist in MN Cup

We received some great news last Friday. The Minnesota Cup selected Naiku as one of four finalists in the High Tech Division. The Minnesota Cup is Minnesota’s largest business competition, seeking to find the next great business innovation in Minnesota. This is an annual competition that drew more than 1,000 submissions this year. Naiku is proud to be selected as a finalist. We do what we do at Naiku for the teachers and the students. Like other educators, we aim to improve the education of our students. We are so … Read More


The Education Reformation

What do Johannes Gutenberg and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Gutenberg was the inventor of the printing press in the 15th century. This marked a major transformation in how people received information. Printed newspapers, books, and other materials became the basis for future communication. Zuckerberg brought us Facebook in 2004. Over the past few years, social networking has forever changed the way we communicate and engage with others. Today, the internet and associated technologies far surpass print as the dominate method of communication. The popularity of social networking is a … Read More


Students Using Naiku

We took a trip out to Dr. Todd Beach’s classroom to check-in and see how it is going using Naiku.  Adisack does a nice job with the voice-over, don’t you think? The student feedback was fantastic – we’ve already planned to add a few features to the product based on their requests. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/20383163 w=398&h=224&frameborder=0&color=98C93C]  


Journey’s End

My journey to join Naiku started many years ago. Both my parents were teachers when I was very young. As I entered the school system my mother remained very involved in my education by volunteering in the classroom. I continued this tradition when I was elected to the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board. That was nearly 18 years ago, and I still enjoy serving the community even after seeing my three daughters graduate. I attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to complete a degree in Political Science. I was involved … Read More



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