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Matthew DuPlessie challenges the concept of "interactive" by showing that "interactive" doesn't have to always mean "on a screen." At TEDxBoston, he tells about immersive narrative and game experiences that you actually have to touch and move around in, and perhaps without even realizing, learn something.
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about his new lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) — and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations.