I got an email the other day from Michael Leifer, who is the co-founder and president of ecodads.org. Michael wanted me to check out their new project on Kickstarter: “Fun Education Apps for Kids & Teens.” I get a lot of emails and press releases from people, and often ignore them. But this intrigued me.
So, I went on over to Kickstarter to check it out.
I was blown away! I mean, I knew this kind of stuff was possible, and in fact, even recommended to my former employer that we do something similar, but on a much lower level. What these guys have done is make learning fun. Not just kids would love this, but I’d be excited to learn this way myself.
What they have done is to create a very professional and interactive textbook that can be viewed on any computer, but meant for iPads and other tablets. It extends the excitement about learning any topic by providing clickable links with further information, videos, vibrant images and it’s just amazing. Why didn’t they have these when I was a kid? Oh, wait… They didn’t even have computers then. 🙂
Intended for the California education system, I hope that their project goes national. The Kickstarter project with a goal of $20K has exceeded that amount and there’s still 5 days to go.
If you want your kids to learn in a 21st century way that takes the power of electronic media to the next level, go and watch the video. And please, give the guys some money to make this happen. This is the most exciting kind of text book I’ve ever seen, and once you watch that video, I’m guessing you’ll fee the same way, too. Just click the link above and be amazed.
You guys rule!