What lobsters might be out there for education?

Yes… the title mentioned lobsters. I’m not sure I’ve lost the plot quite yet though, so please read on!

I heard a news story on the radio whilst driving to work today which got me thinking. The main point is outlined below:

Scientists studying the way lobsters sniff around for food on the sea floor say they have found a clue to developing technology that could help soldiers detect land mines and hidden explosives from a safer distance than current technology allows.

For the whole article, click here.

Who would have thought that lobsters could not only be rather tasty, but could help save lives? Which makes me wonder…

  • What ideas or technologies are yet to be discovered in education?
  • How can we fast track these discoveries to enhance our students’ learning opportunities NOW?
  • What are we doing now that we will look back on in 5, 10, 20 years time and despair about, because we have found new and improved ways of doing things?

What lobsters have you found that have impacted on student outcomes?


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