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This Really Happy 13-Year-Old Hacks His Education, And Now I Regret I Didn't Do The Same With Mine

Kids like Logan Laplante fascinate me. He gave this talk when he was 13. What was I doing at that age? I can tell you it wasn't making intelligent points about America's public schools... At 2:59, he tells you what we all need to be happy. Then, at 6:45, he tells you all about what his education actually looks like. I think it looks pretty great ... and you just might agree.

This Really Happy 13-Year-Old Hacks His Education, And Now I Regret I Didn't Do The Same With Mine

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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