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What are students curious about? Students are naturally curious about their everyday surroundings and yet their classrooms are often limited by four walls. We now have the potential to integrate interactive real-world components to all forms of learning – the trick is to leverage students’ use of mobile technology and turn the world into their classroom. We can build learning environments that lets students explore and be curious about the world around them.

Aya Sakaguchi is Educational Technology Specialist with an interest in blended learning environments and is also Co-Founder of Curious Learning, a Resident Venture at the Harvard Innovation Lab.


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Aya Sakaguchi

Aya Sakaguchi

Aya Jennifer Sakaguchi is an Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Technology, Innovation, and Education Program. At HGSE, she is currently researching the innovative uses of technology and digital media in education to create cutting edge educational tools. Aya is also a Research Assistant with MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group.

Aya received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Bowdoin College in 2010 with a double major in French and Government and Legal Studies and a minor in Africana Studies. Upon graduating, Aya taught English and Information Technology at Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France as a guest lecturer. She then taught digital storytelling as the Palo Alto International Film Festival’s Youth and Education Program Manager in Silicon Valley. Most recently, Aya was a Partner Operations Coordinator at YouTube and Google in San Bruno, California where she oversaw content delivery onto the YouTube platform.