Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dan Pink - Drive

Daniel Pink in conversation with Professor Yong Zhao at the Schools Network (then known as the SSAT) Conference 2010

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Daniel Pink in conversation with Prof. Yong Zhao

Daniel Pink in conversation with Professor Yong Zhao at the Schools Network (then known as the SSAT) Conference 2010

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It's still all about student learning

Measured Progress: A Look at the Future of Education
Learn more about our approaches to K-12 statewide testing, formative assessment, standards-based instruction, measuring 21st century skills, and informing public policy.

Cyberlearning

A look at how technology fuels science education, including augmented reality games, connecting with science labs across the globe, and using video games to learn about astronomy.

What's the Best Way to Measure Learning?

At the Big Ideas Fest 2011, MindShift asked teachers, policymakers and entrepreneurs "What's the best way to measure learning?" Their answers showed the broad range of the differences in opinion.

What will be obsolete in 2020 in your schools

MindShift asked participants at the Big Ideas Fest what they think will be obsolete by 2020. Classroom walls, old pedagogical techniques, and print books were just some of the answers. Watch the video to hear more.

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Jan 16, 2007

http://www.ted.com Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Blue School

Keep creative alive with in young children and they will accomplish more then you could ever ask of them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The High Price of Materialism

Since our schools rarely teach critical thinking, we let our TVs do the thinking for us. It tells us what to do, what cars to buy, where to go on vacation, what to eat, what movies to watch, what clothes to wear, how to talk, look, act... because apparently we have forgotten, or never knew how to think for ourselves. We need to pick up books, read and think, or lose the one ability that will save us. The ability to THINK.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Michigan Virtual Revolution: WAY Program

Effective Team Work & Collaboration

Let's Start a Learning Revolution

Born to Learn (Teaser): Play

Born to Learn: Class Reunion

Born to Learn

Designing Integrated Curriculum

Project Based Learning: Explained.

Google Teacher Academy, 2012- Lauren Levine

Interactive books stand to change the way that students learn.

Interactive books, the research shown that seeing and manipulation of learning has a greater effect then just listening.

Ruckus Wi-Fi at St. Vrain Valley School District

Like many school districts, St. Vrain Valley (30 miles north of Denver) was under pressure to bring a 21st century learning experience to its students. Wi-Fi was an integral part in making this happen.

Independent Wireless LAN test of Campus Wireless networks

Here is a company that has did an independent study of a wireless network equipment.

Monday, March 5, 2012

How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking



Professional development at KIPP King includes setting up "fishbowl" classroom configurations, assigning student roles, and other techniques for facilitating successful Socratic discussions. For more Edutopia.org coverage of KIPP King Collegiate, go to http://www.edutopia.org/stw-kipp-critical-

Senator Burr Floor Speech on Need to Improve America's Education System ...

KIPP Empower Academy: Promotional Video

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