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5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset

5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset | 21st century education | Scoop.it
In my new book, "The Innovator's Mindset", one of the things that I discuss is understanding that we are not able to change others, but are able to create the conditions where change is more likely...
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Awesome ideas for improving innovation #mindset within your school.

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39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf

39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf | 21st century education | Scoop.it
These web, desktop, and mobile apps will help your students become makers, inventors, builders, and programmers.
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Maker spaces are the spaces of the future where learning and innovation happen.

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Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change

Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Schools aren't good at innovation, said Grant Lichtman in a TEDx talk given to teachers in Denver. They are big, bureaucratic, risk averse and affected by politics more than smart education policy.
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Breaking down walls, and creating a system that reinvents itself in a culture that encourages innovation and change is uncomfortable, but Grant Lichtman says LETS DO IT!  Amen to that!

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What Sort of Research Should We Be Doing on Blended Learning? - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, digital learning, DigLN, Innovation, Inacol, research

What Sort of Research Should We Be Doing on Blended Learning? - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, digital learning, DigLN, Innovation, Inacol, research | 21st century education | Scoop.it
A foundation advisor asked, “Is there a smart approach donors might take with blended learning research?” Following are seven areas that could use some attention.
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Latest research for data aggregation, policy reform, assessment, and blended online learning from Tom Van Der Ark.

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Innovation: Five Keys to Educating the Next Generation of Leaders - Forbes

Innovation: Five Keys to Educating the Next Generation of Leaders - Forbes | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Teaching leadership and innovation is critical to our society's future. We could do better.
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Excellent thoughts on teaching leadership skills to help our students embrace an exciting future,  where innovation, language skills, successful failure and resilience is all part of the game.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 22, 2013 3:23 AM
Great article. Think it might be too late for me :)
Alexandra Herazo Ferrer's comment, March 25, 2013 6:31 AM
Interesting article although it misses some critical aspects of education for future leaders like ethics and social compromise. :(
Alexandra Herazo Ferrer's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:35 AM

He quedado algo inquieta al leer este artículo. Quiero, al compartir este artículo, hacer énfasis en la ausencia de aspectos tan importantes y críticos en la educación de nuevos líderes, la ética o el compromiso social como llaves para el éxito de toda comunidad. 

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Special K: Don't Sleep On Khan Academy, Knewton - Forbes

Special K: Don't Sleep On Khan Academy, Knewton - Forbes | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Listening to Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, speak on stage to several hundred attendees at the 5th Anniversary Gala last week for Innosight Institute—the non-profit that I co-founded—I thought about how Clayton Christensen and I have...
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Take Khan Academy and ramp it up a notch,  and education becomes infinite transformative,  and democratic.  I wish I was born in this era where I could re watch math samples being replayed.  I would have been a math guru!

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Blended Learning: Passing Fad or True Innovation?

Blended Learning: Passing Fad or True Innovation? | 21st century education | Scoop.it

The most recent Infinite Thinking Machine episode takes a crack at defining and explaining different modes of blended learning. In short, “you mix online learning with face-to-face instruction on a regular basis.” The model — and products — teachers choose to use will depend on their instructional styles: teaching content or more open-ended styles, like project-based learning.

This episode brings up some important points: cost efficiencies, “magic bullet” solutions, and content delivery should not be the goal for using blended learning tactics. Rather, the focus should be on allowing kids to be creators of work that’s relevant to their own world — that’s what will catapult “blended learning” out of the next edu-fad and qualify it as a true change agent. Mindshift video.

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School Leadership: Resource Roundup

School Leadership: Resource Roundup | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Whether you're an administrator or a teacher leader, you will find some great advice and tips in this list of videos, blogs, and articles on school leadership.
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Above And Beyond

Created through collaboration by members of Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the talented folks at FableVision, Above & Beyond is a story about what innovation is all about.  This summer find ways to let the educational innovation begin:)  

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How to Cultivate Creativity Using Design Thinking - YouTube

Learn how to frame problems creatively in order to generate innovative solutions at your company. Rekindle all forms of your thinking: emotional, kinesthetic...
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Stanford Uni webinar on design thinking related to students creativity and innovation.  Solving problems as a design thinker makes learning more individualized and personal. Empathize, ideation, redefine,  prototype and test are all part of the process.  

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ISTE 2013 Closing Keynote, Adam Bellow: You're Invited to Change the World

Author and educational technologist Adam Bellow delivers the closing keynote of ISTE 2013 with a high-energy presentation reveling in the joys of being a con...
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Watch about half way through this video to check out a great keynote share @#ISTE on creating an innovative environment in your school.

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“A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen - Innovation Excellence (blog)

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“A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen
Innovation Excellence (blog)
Clayton Christensen is a well-known innovation HBS professor, researcher and doer.

Via Olgy Gary
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Excellent thoughts on retaining innovation and excellence to say ahead of the game!

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. 

Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking.

  
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:00 PM

Teaching innovation means incorporating project based learning, with less focus of learning outcomes and more focus on teaching concepts.  Yippee for the move away from how much we know, to creative and solution based learning.  

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:56 PM

Wise approaches. Innovative teaching will no doubt lead to student risk taking, creativity and innovation.

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Technology Trends Driving the Future of Tomorrow

Technology Trends Driving the Future of Tomorrow | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Challenge what you think you know (What are the killer business trends driving the future of digital content?
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Interesting techie trends to make you want to draw some boundaries:)  How much can our brains change to accomodate this state of adaptive learning?

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Liam Corbett's comment, March 22, 2013 3:51 AM
ReThink is a relatively popular blog website created by Jason Thibeault who is the Solutions marketing and product manager at Limelight Networks, a popular marketing strategist company. Which makes this source credible.
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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...
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Connectivity and collaboration = innovation.  Make it happen with a teacher librarian:)

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 31, 2012 11:51 AM

Thoughtful video on connectivity and engagement in 21 century learning. 

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How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Can creativity be taught? If innovation is truly the key to this country’s success, then it’s time to think strategically about engendering creativity into our education system.

That’s part of Tina Seelig’s thesis in her new book Ingenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. Case in point: In schools, when we give students math problems to solve, we ask simply, “What’s the sum of 10+10?” to which there is only one right answer. But Seelig says we should turn the question on its head, and ask, “How many ways can you add 10+10?” The question you ask is the frame in which the answers will fall, Seelig says.

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Yong Zhao: PBL Develops Students' Creative Confidence

Yong Zhao: PBL Develops Students' Creative Confidence | 21st century education | Scoop.it

"What makes someone successful in the 21st century is definitely not your ability to memorize facts. What will make someone successful is your relentless capacity to innovate, to create. It's your ability to network, to make friends from your own circle and from other countries. It's your ability to see through challenges, to look for opportunities in problems, and to take action to change things instead of waiting for someone else to do something," Zhao said in an interview after his keynote.

Meanwhile, he added, the U.S. is focusing on the wrong goal by aiming for higher standardized test scores. "Fixing the horse wagon won't get us to the moon," he said, referring to the current educational system as a holdover from an outdated era. Emphasizing test scores over creativity will undermine American students' talents and confidence -- the very qualities that countries like China are trying to encourage. An "outlier" like Lady Gaga, Zhao noted, would be of no use in the village where he grew up. Yet she's become a mega-star in the U.S. because of a "tolerance for diversity of talents."

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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship| The Committed Sardine

Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship| The Committed Sardine | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Fast Company featured this great article recently written by Jennifer Medbery, a software developer and former mathematics teacher. In her article she stresses the realization we must come to that, even though shifts in our classroom instruction approaches are here to stay, teachers are still the most  important part of a student's life. Our personal shift has to be towards teaching creativity and innovation skills, and being the guides on our students' paths toward relevant and useful life skills aquisition.

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