Incubator School

A middle school that's trading textbooks for technology.

Incubator SchoolLet’s face it, kids today are probably going to be 10 times smarter than their predecessors… well, at least when it comes to technology. Growing up around the stuff, you can’t help but gain a better grasp on how it all works. And now there’s a school in Los Angeles that’s created a curriculum that embraces technology so much so that every subject is filtered with some kind of tech. The kids play video games that teach them about history (for example, “Historia” gets them thinking about how they can further their imaginary civilization through division of labour). Their classrooms are filled with soldering irons and electronics, they’re encouraged to build new apps and technology, and even taught how to launch their own companies. For example, CarrotCorp is owned by a 15-year old app developer/student at the school (he launched the startup when he was just 11). Maybe it’s time to look into those night classes…