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Thoughts on curiosity, creativity, innovation,technology, and design & their connection to learning & the reshaping of School.
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Is technology and the internet reducing pupils' attention spans? - The Guardian (blog)

Is technology and the internet reducing pupils' attention spans? - The Guardian (blog) | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
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Is technology and the internet reducing pupils' attention spans? Sue Honoré, an independent learning consultant who co-authored the 2009 report 'Generation Y: Inside Out' with Dr. Carina Paine Schofield, feels that there is still "a big question about how technology is impacting on the way we behave".  


This is really the key question - not whether or not to use the technology, but recognizing today's reality and designing learning around it (Although it's interesting that some of the best 'new' ideas about learning were developed and discussed long before we had ubiquitous technology sitting in every child's backpack.)

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What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don't

What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don't | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
Parents more often than not have a negative view of the role of the Internet in learning, and young people almost always have a positive one.
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Rethinking Public Space: B.C. Biermann’s Augmented Reality Urban Art

Rethinking Public Space: B.C. Biermann’s Augmented Reality Urban Art | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it

Art is in the iPad of the beholder.B.C. AR technology allows us to place digital, immersive 3-D installations in places that have been formerly off-limits to more traditional 2-D artists," he adds. "We use it to create a new interactive type of art that blurs private property boundaries and alerts people to an impending digital overlay to the physical world"

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The Art of Failure - Huffington Post (blog)

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The Art of Failure Huffington Post (blog) When Andrew Mason, the former CEO of Groupon, sat down at his desk last Friday morning he probably only half guessed the impact that the resignation note he posted online would make beyond the social tech. Andrew Mason's call to sanity and embrace of failure reframes the way in which organizations ought to deal with their inevitable deviation from unsustainable success-driven models of corporate behaviour.

"Fail, fail again, fail better," wrote the poet, novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett.

 
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Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Fundamentals of Creativity

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... without a clear understanding of the nature of creativity itself, well-meaning advocacy may do more harm than good; educators may experience calls for teaching creativity as just another guilt-inducing addition to an already-overwhelming set of curricular demands. Here are five fundamental insights that can guide and support educators as they endeavor to integrate student creativity into the everyday curriculum.

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The Art of Technology - National Journal

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It's a tough argument to make, because most people consider art a luxury, not a necessity—the first discipline slashed from tight school budgets and the last in line for new money.

 

To technologists like Apple founder Steve Jobs, an artist is someone who designs useful and meaningful devices, someone who makes a clunky technology intuitive. Jobs once said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

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Learn to Play and Play to Learn: The Secret to Games That Teach - Boston.com

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Albert Einstein once said that play is the highest form of research, yet many students seem to experience less play as they grow older.
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To Disrupt Education, First Shift the Balance of Power - EdSurge (blog)

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To Disrupt Education, First Shift the Balance of Power
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If the education ecosystem is in a meta-stable state that resists change, and if the institutions of education have near absolute power in defining and awarding accreditation, and if the processes and outcomes of this system are sub-optimal for most students as compared to our aspirations, then disruption, as with the Web 2.0 shift elsewhere, is much more a matter of removing constraints and allowing organic evolution than it is of top-down reform:

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Alexander Graham Bell on Originality, Plagiarism, Language, and Education

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"Our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others."

After Helen Keller was accused of plagiarism, Bell argued that it is “difficult for us to trace the origin of our expressions” and “we are all of us … unconscious plagiarists, especially in childhood” — a notion neurologist Oliver Sacks has affirmed more than a century later with his recent insights on memory and plagarism.

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PBL Experts Are All Around Us!

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From Brenda Sherry "

This is the drama teacher’s struggle: listening, watching, setting up situations that will foreshadow the direction of the journey, knowing when to intervene, when to use a particular strategy to open up discussion, to move the students into action, to cause them to pause, to reflect, to rethink, and all this without predetermining the learning, the content, the meat of the lesson.

 

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Design Your Life - Huffington Post

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Design Your Life
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Vince Voron and I met last November when we were both speakers at the World Innovation Convention in Cannes.
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New Publication: You say you want a revolution? « MindShift Integral

New Publication: You say you want a revolution? « MindShift Integral | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
Karen O'Brien, Jonathan Reams, Anne Caspari et al. (2013): You say you want a revolution? Transforming education and capacity building in response to global change. Environ. Sci.Policy A b s t r a c t This paper considers ...

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Anne Caspari's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:36 AM

...we know that the challenges for education and capacity building in the context of global environmental change cannot be met by ‘‘business as usual,’’ or by extrapolating experiences from the past into the future. There is a need to think differently, and ironically the way to do this is through experiential processes, where individuals are encouraged to release assumptions and question underlying beliefs. Such changes will normally not result in a revolution, but rather an evolution, or a continuation of improvements to the logic and operational attributes of existing systems.

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Women Were First Computer Programmers | Womens eNews

Women Were First Computer Programmers | Womens eNews | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
In this excerpt from "The Computer Boys Take Over," historian Nathan Ensmenger explains that the first computer programmers were women because managers expected programming to be low-skill clerical work.
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Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it

Computer animation, DeRose says, frequently deals with modeling objects at greater scale and detail than even physicists typically deal with in their computations. Much of his work involves finding better algorithms to intelligently approximate this kind of scale without sacrificing detail.

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The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class

The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it

Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios.

 

Socialstructed learning is an aggregation of microlearning experiences drawn from a rich ecology of content and driven not by grades but by social and intrinsic rewards. The microlearning moment may last a few minutes, hours, or days (if you are absorbed in reading something, tinkering with something, or listening to something from which you just can’t walk away). Socialstructed learning may be the future, but the foundations of this kind of education lie far in the past.

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Should museums display video games?

Should museums display video games? | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it

Fourteen video games have entered the collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. But do they belong in the same building as Munch and Monet? 

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Technology and Music - Huffington Post (blog)

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It's when you think of how much computation is necessary to achieve these and more complex effects that the sheer power of the computer begins to reveal itself.

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A School in the Cloud and the Future of Learning - Wired

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A School in the Cloud and the Future of Learning - Wired Mitra calls his approach to education “self-organized learning.” At its core it's all about sparking curiosity, about asking smart questions and then sitting back and letting kids get...
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Sorry Nassim Taleb,Technology Actually Does Matter - Forbes

  Our organizations no longer determine our capability or potential.  We can connect, hack and co-create as much as our passion and purpose compel us to.

And that’s what Taleb is missing.  Once you get beyond the megapixels and gigabits, the apps and the devices, what we gain most from our technology is not flashy new gadgets, it is each other.

 

 

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control

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Students and teachers alike have been brought up in an educational system that mimics an antiquated job market. The teacher is the boss, managing the work of his student workers who have to produce goods that meet approval, he said. But many people fear that system no longer serves students headed toward a less certain future, one that could necessitate that a student be able to define and create her own job.

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A Slow School is a Creative School

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One thing always constricted that raw creative development: time. Whatever we did had to take place for one hour every Monday morning. Find me a musician in the world that works like that (or an architect, mathematician, dancer, or journalist for that matter)! The creative process becomes secondary to ‘classroom management’. Even if someone did find inspiration on a clarinet one lesson, they’d then have to stop and go to their next lesson, only to return one week later when you can be sure that the moment of inspiration had diminished considerably.

 

 If the creativity was to be the learner’s own, and not mine or the teachers, they would need time to become interested, to deliberate, to experiment, to get things wrong and try again. And not just in hourly slots every Monday morning. The same is of course true of all learning.

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5 Principles of Creativity

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'Creative geniuses tend to be less the ones with the quickest answers and more the ones who keep working till they get it right.' (RT @jarabil: A must read on the 5 Principles of Creativity http://t.co/Xds9hOeF...
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In praise of failure: the key ingredient to children’s success | Canada | News | National Post

In praise of failure: the key ingredient to children’s success | Canada | News | National Post | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
While more people are talking about embracing failure, the status quo has a powerful hold on the institutions charged with educating North American children
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In Teaching Math, What’s the Right Mix of Content and Context?

In Teaching Math, What’s the Right Mix of Content and Context? | Anytime Anywhere Learning | Scoop.it
Getty “Polynomial functions!” “Trig identities!” “How about the properties? Commutative, associative, distributive.” So unfolded a laundry list of what a group of math teachers considered the more...
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Building Motivation, Instilling Grit: The Necessity of Mastery-Based, Digital ... - Forbes

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Building Motivation, Instilling Grit: The Necessity of Mastery-Based, Digital ...
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Competency-based, digital learning executed well is tailor made for the purpose of intrinsically motivating all students."

 

Interesting in terms of why kids are unmotivated and in terms off building 'grit', but doesn't really hit at real core of motivation problem. But an interesting starting point.

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