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Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators

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Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the current education systems still depend on the some core education pedagogy since decades. Although there is a sustaining innovation in some education systems, these future challenges seek a disruptive innovative that can contribute to building a generation programmed to solve problems rather than dealing with them.

When investigating the different routes to achieve this goal, one route seems to be appealing, as it aims to change how we thinking, which aligns with Albert Einstein’s quote: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This route is based on design thinking, a methodology that aims to solve problems with a creative approach while putting the user in the center of the process to achieve a user-centered approach. Design thinking processes are not only applied to design business but extend to become a method that can be applied in daily life situation in order to solve our everyday problems or make our lives easier through innovation and creativity.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, September 15, 6:23 AM
Likely a fundamental building block approach to knowledge development we should adopt as professionals.
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6 Steps to Teaching Students to Search

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Please feel free to use this resource with students or in teacher trainings. Please do not republish to your blog. Link to Google Drawing:  New Literacy The new literacy is to teach students how to…

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6 Reasons to Promote 21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Tech

6 Reasons to Promote 21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Tech | boadminded education creates broadmined citizens of the world | Scoop.it
      “Any educator that aims at completeness must be at once theoretical and practical, intellectual and moral.” Aldous Huxley, Words and Their Meaning, 1940. There are many skills ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 4, 2014 5:09 PM

Technology is the artful discourse about the use of tools. We are not teaching technology. We are teaching the artful use of the tools used and they come in many forms i.e. digital and discursive. Discursive technologies are the policies and curricula that guide the teaching and when they arrive in classrooms they are part of complex conversations teachers and students engage in.

 

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:13 PM

This article is very important!  It details so many points that I've been stressing to teachers recently.  The 21st century skills are the skills that are essential for our students to be successful in a global society.  They are also the skills that many employers indicate are missing when young people the workforce.  These skills are essential. 

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Socratic Seminar #2: Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Assimilating into Mainstream Culture

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Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Assimilating into Mainstream Culture Having read a variety of essays by authors of various subcultures, prepare yourselves to participate in  Socratic Seminar #2 in ...

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Top 40 Tips From Award Winning Entrepreneurs

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Without further delay, I hand you the top 40 tips by award winning entrepreneurs.

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Free Text Editor With Text To Speech Feature, Screen Capture, More

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Advance Notepad is a free text editor to create, modify plain text files, and provides text to speech feature for listening to the selected text.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | boadminded education creates broadmined citizens of the world | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:26 AM

It's still early days for digital reading, so it's unclear how many of the issues noted in this examination of the differences between reading physical books and ebooks will remain, and how many will seem hopelessly antiquated to our descendents. I found that most of the points noted reflect my own experience with our evolving media delivery systems, while also suggesting some thought-provoking possibilities for the future. 

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Our Responsibility While Sharing | Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A MUST!

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. . . When WE work together on collaboration WE are also sharing files, photos and links, right!? BUT how to be sure that WE share ONLY stuff which is NOT infected with malware!? It's OUR RESPONSIB...

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

 

by Terry Heick

If you’re not familiar with Adler and Van Doren’s How To Read A Book, it is worth, well, reading.

As you might’ve guessed, these have less to do with decoding, and more to do with comprehension. Actually, more to do with the perspective you approach your reading with. It and How To Read And Why by Harold Bloom are two exceptional starting points for (as well as Wendell Berry’s short essay In Defense Of Literacy) for coming to terms with the idea of critical reading–both the why and the how.

Which is where the following sketch note from livinganawesomelife.com comes in. We first shared this graphic on a post that showed examples of sketch notes (a note-taking form near and dear to my heart), but this one seemed worthy of its own post.

 

3 Strategies For Critical Reading

For most of us, reading strategies aren’t new, nor is reading through a critical lens. But offering specific, strategic mindsets students (and teachers) can use to approach and consume new texts with might be.

-Inspectional Reading: Reading with a focus on grasping the book as a “whole thing”–a kind of “intellectual skimming” even if you do, in fact, read it all

-Analytical Reading: Reading with a focus on close examination and analysis of the text in and of itself

-Synoptic Reading: Reading with a focus on the relationships between texts

If you’ve read the book, you’ll notice that this is an oversimplification of the text, but for the purpose of this quick post, you get the idea. Hopefully, you’ll read the book. ; ^ )

Oh–if you want to use these with anything other than expert readers, give them new names. Spin them.

Quick Reading, Close Reading, and Cross Reading.

Whole Reading, Parts Reading, and Social Reading.

Academic vocabulary is a huge barrier for students. Reduce it all costs!

 

Image attribution livinganawesomelife.com; How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

 

  


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:14 AM

 A nice, quick resource for investigating a text.

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Students as learning designers: Using social media to scaffold the experience

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:56 PM

Small study relating to students taking control over their own learning. Critics of this paper have pointed to the need to provide a huge amount of support and whilst more mature/PG cohorts may be able to utilise this method without much issue, it can be much more of a challenge for UG students. 

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Accessible Video Captioning for Distance Education and Online Learning

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More than 36 million people in the US are deaf or hard of hearing. Transcripts and closed captions allow the disabled access to audio and video content. Over the years, numerous federal and state laws have sought to mandate closed captioning and transcription. Even so, the proliferation of online video has outpaced accessibility initiatives, leaving many disabled students more disadvantaged than ever before. Many higher education intuitions have been reactive not proactive, and thus, may find themselves at a disadvantage as accessibility laws tighten.


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learning designer's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:21 PM
3Play’s Tole Khesin and Rob Haley of Boston University’s Distance Learning Department share information on relevant accessibility legislation and best practices for online video captioning.
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Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, Stanford scientists say - The Almagest

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, Stanford scientists say - The Almagest | boadminded education creates broadmined citizens of the world | Scoop.it
A brain region activated when people are asked to perform mathematical calculations in an experimental setting is similarly activated when they use numbers — or even imprecise quantitative terms, such as “more than”— in...

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30 tips for avoiding startup failure, from successful founders

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Toying around with the idea of starting a company? Worried about things that may go wrong or making the wrong decisions? Did you just start a company but are concerned about how you ...

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How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

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Researchers report that developing original and creative ideas requires the simultaneous activation of two different brain networks.

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Making Teaching Visible: He who does the talking, does the learning

Making Teaching Visible: He who does the talking, does the learning | boadminded education creates broadmined citizens of the world | Scoop.it

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, November 25, 2015 12:31 AM
as a teacher, I have been convinced for years
Sharon Berman's curator insight, November 25, 2015 3:30 PM

Not only is the graphic very telling, there are lessons to be learnt within this short article.  Students, no matter what age, will benefit from "talking" to teach others, or to demonstrate their understanding.

Kristie Coster's curator insight, November 25, 2015 4:50 PM

Yes!! I sometimes think that the teacher who is standing up the front doing all the talking is the one who is doing all the work.

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Higher Education’s Internet Revolution

Higher Education’s Internet Revolution


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Top Free Classes's curator insight, January 12, 2014 5:42 AM

With systematic feedback from students of different backgrounds, I’m sure that MOOCs can improve their yields both by modifying content and by better specifying background knowledge

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Higher Education’s Internet Revolution
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Students as learning designers: Using social media to scaffold the experience

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:56 PM

Small study relating to students taking control over their own learning. Critics of this paper have pointed to the need to provide a huge amount of support and whilst more mature/PG cohorts may be able to utilise this method without much issue, it can be much more of a challenge for UG students. 

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Android Text-to-Speech Free from Google

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Finally!  Android Devices and Google Play Books can be read aloud! Also works with Google Translate


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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:39 PM
Key words: Free text to speech--LouProduct/ Service description: "Google Text-to-speech Engine powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word
• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device
• ... and many other applications in Play Store

To use Google Text-to-speech Engine on your Android device, go to Settings > Language & Input > Text-to-speech output. Select Google Text-to-speech Engine as your preferred engine.

Languages supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish"

  
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Paideia Me This

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Alrighty, this week I had to engage in a bit of self-instruction because two of my professors in the previous two weeks have danced all around the Paideia Teaching Method, but I never really felt l...

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Socratic Seminar: Supporting Claims and Counterclaims

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Using Socratic Seminars in the classroom is an effective teaching strategy to increase student engagement and individual participation. Learn how one high school English literature teacher gets students involved using a Socratic Seminar.

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Ted Caron's comment, March 25, 2013 12:47 PM
Like this a lot. I think it's important that teachers emphasize the important role that the text plays in these debates. The girl in the green sweatshirt is the only one who referenced back to the text. As teachers prepare these types of experiences, the questions they ask students to reflect on should have clear connections back to the text.
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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

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One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 26, 2013 6:39 PM

Start with creating. Be creative in your teaching. All aspects of learning are necessary and possible.

Tena Smith Fulghum's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:19 AM

Interesting 

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Students as learning designers: Using social media to scaffold the experience

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:56 PM

Small study relating to students taking control over their own learning. Critics of this paper have pointed to the need to provide a huge amount of support and whilst more mature/PG cohorts may be able to utilise this method without much issue, it can be much more of a challenge for UG students. 

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5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

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It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, January 6, 2014 1:31 AM

Networking is probably the most cost effective way for way for us to build our business.

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author S...

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Start-up Secrets: Tips from America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

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We asked the honorees on our 30 Under 30 list for the best business advice they had to offer other prospective entrepreneurs. Here's what they had to say.

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