Saturday, December 24, 2011

Crowdsourcing Education Solutions

I first watched this video through the lens of learning about urban agriculture and surviving in a food dessert, but then I started to think about how educators should be using this R&DIY method described in the video to bring new ideas and solutions to the forefront in education. Watch the video and let me know what you think.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Doing it the Right Way

Why do you root for Garmin? My seventh year old asked me the other day. My answer was that I like to support organizations that do things the right way. I think that their story is one that shows a decade of doing something the right way produces results. This is true for schools, business, and in sport. Enjoy this great video about teamwork and success.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gamification Holds Great Potential for Struggling Students

This is a thought-provoking TED talk about gamification, and the promise it holds to transform spaces in the education framework.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Five for Friday-Links and Ideas

Parker Palmer's interview on this blog touches an incredible number of things that have been a part of our greater conversation as a school this semester from: empathy, democracy, the right way to do education, space and time for reflection. Great read.

It appears that the work behind game based education continues to find its footing in a variety of areas. This article is another clear example that game based learning is another strategy to hook kids into high level learning.

Many of us have been talking about items that we need to explicitly teach to our students. One of them is digital citizenship. Here are 15 great resources for us to consider as we build capacity in this area.

In our quest for high levels of technology integration, it is essential that we know what tools are available for students. Here are the 2011 Top 100 tools as rated by Center for Learning and Performance Technologies. Try a new one, and share a few more.

Seeing the big picture. The Horizon Report is a great annual report about the future of technology in schools. Take a short look at the table of contents, a medium look at the executive summary, or the long look by reading the whole report.