E267: LAUNCH Education & Kids Keynotes from Nolan Bushnell and Marshall Tuck – TWiST

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Today, on This Week in Startups, we’re bringing the LAUNCH Education & Kids conference to you! If you weren’t able to attend this incredible event in Mountain View last week, now’s your chance to hear the two inspiring keynote speeches that were delivered by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and Marshall Tuck, the CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.

1:00-4:45 Thank you to Sourcebits for supporting the show! Everyone thank @Sourcebits!
4:45-5:30 Jason introduces Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese.
5:30-25:00 Nolan’s keynote: Why are we forcing everyone down the same educational path?
25:00-31:00 A demo of Nolan’s new project, BrainRush.
31:00-34:00 Q&A with Nolan: How do you teach something complex on this platform?
34:00-35:00 Efficacy and design are key: If it’s not pretty, it will fail.
35:00-36:30 What about paying students to achieve results?
36:30-43:00 Question from the audience: Who decides which kids should go to college and which shouldn’t?
43:00-45:00 Question from the audience: What do you think of badges?
45:00-48:30 Big thanks go out to GoToMeeting for their continued support! “Like” their Facebook page to be entered in a drawing to win an iPad!
48:30-49:30 Jason introduces Marshall Tuck, the CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
49:30-59:00 Marshall’s keynote: Explaining the PLAS mission.
59:00-1:07:00 Marshall explains the Achieve 3000 software program rolled out to middle and high schoolers.
1:07:00-1:10:45 Q&A with Marshall: Why did you choose to do this? You’ve worked in enterprise software and as an investment banker, so why this?
1:10:45-1:16:30 What’s the best way for a technology company to approach a school with their product?
1:16:30-1:19:00 What’s the impact of free, open-source courseware?
1:19:00-1:22:30 Question from the audience: For a founder who’s trying to sell to teachers, how do we balance profitability and achievement in the classroom?
1:22:30-1:24:45 Question from the audience: What product or service do you wish you had now that you haven’t seen yet?

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