Wednesday, 25 February 2015

X - Day 25 of #28daysofwriting

X

What to write for X?
Where do I start???
I want a word that starts with X, not have the X in the middle somewhere?
I'm not a maths teacher, so need to solve for X?
What a conundrum?

I came upon X Prize Foundation: http://www.xprize.org/






This from their website on 'Who We Are':
XPRIZE is an innovation engine. A facilitator of exponential change. A catalyst for the benefit of humanity.
We believe in the power of competition. That it’s part of our DNA. Of humanity itself. That tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.
We believe that you get what you incentivize. And that without a target, you will miss it every time. Rather than throw money at a problem, we incentivize the solution and challenge the world to solve it.
We believe that challenges must be audacious, but achievable, tied to objective, measurable goals. And understandable by all.
We believe that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere and that some of the greatest minds of our time remain untapped, ready to be engaged by a world that is in desperate need of help. Solutions. Change. And radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
Call us crazy, but we believe.




What a great find and something to explore further. I love how science and technology is pushing innovation to improve lives and solve problems. look forward to exploring this further.



Bonus: My Twitter Recommendations- Letter X
These educators have been part of my PLN for some time and it is fantastic to be able to connect with them, share ideas, be challenged and learn from one another.