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Hawken School: The Lean LaunchPad Goes to High School

Hawken School: The Lean LaunchPad Goes to High School | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation, the question we get is, "Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?"  H...
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Student engagement and taking a leap beyond the traditional classroom models is why this article is posted on my Lean Toward Risk site.  This isn't your typical high school curriculum--and these are NOW not your typical high school students.  Lean in and learn...a great article.  Congrats, Hawken!

 

re: Basically every start-up accelerator in America has modeled themselves after Steve Blank's philosophies for entrepreneurship. This is a first for a high school...

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Student engagement and taking a leap beyond the traditional classroom models is why this article is posted on my Lean Toward Risk site.  This isn't your typical high school curriculum--and these are NOW not your typical high school students.  Lean in and learn...a great article.  Congrats, Hawken!

  Basically every start-up accelerator in America has modeled themselves after Steve Blank's philosophies for entrepreneurship. This is a first for a high school...

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"Lessons Learned

The Lean LaunchPad methodology is proven. Go 100% from the start.  Don’t phase it in.Be transparent with your students. Your class is in Startup mode. Embrace failure.Kids have less to “unlearn” than older students and they are naturally excited by Lean LaunchPad 100% experiential methodology.Be clear in your mind that the skills acquired through Lean LaunchPad methodology trump content and act accordingly. Act tough, too.Remind kids that they are being assessed on how quickly they learn from testing their hypotheses and how quickly they iterate and pivot.Leverage your local entrepreneurship community in meaningful ways, instead of using them as guest speakers.

In the next post, 6-8th graders use the Lean LaunchPad at Hawken School..."

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The Science of Learning New Languages

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A helpful piece related to adults trying to learn a new language--the considerable challenges, and some pragmatic tips to overcome all the hurdles.  

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An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate | Teaching Tolerance

An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate | Teaching Tolerance | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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Worth reading given the board crisis and current debates..

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Is coding the new literacy?

Is coding the new literacy? | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 20, 11:54 AM

I rarely read Mother Jones, but this  article is worth the time.

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NPR, Phoenix Teen Radio Project: SPOT 127

NPR, Phoenix Teen Radio Project: SPOT 127 | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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Awesome program!

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Geography Education: Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? (QUIZ)

Geography Education: Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? (QUIZ) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots. See if you can ID these cities based on the way they shine."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 12, 9:59 PM

This short quiz of 16 cities combines several analytic components of geography that you won't see in more standard map quizzes for regional geography;  this draws on some similar skills similar to the map quiz that was based on identifying the city based on Starbucks locations.  Some recognition of local spatial patterns from previous map analysis can make this quiz easier but there are still some cities that you haven't ever looked at from space before.  Things to consider as you attempt this quiz:  Which of the four possible selections can you rule out out?  What enabled you to eliminate those selections (e.g.-coastal, scale, size, grid pattern, transportation systems, density, etc.)?  What does to layout of the city tell us about the planning and historical origins of the city?  Is there one urban model that best helps us explain the configuration of this city?     


Tags: urbanmodels, planning, density, urbanism, unit 7 citiestrivia.

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Geography education

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THE ETIQUETTE OF GOOGLE+ : |

THE ETIQUETTE OF GOOGLE+ : | | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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I am not feeling the Google+ love as much as many people apparently do, but admit that I am growing tired of FB.  I have a Google+ account and actually need to spend more time playing around with it. 

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White Paper: The Essential Characteristics of a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment

White Paper: The Essential Characteristics of a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
An often overlooked issue in today’s schools is the dire state of boys’ education. Research shows that institutions are failing to engage male students, and the outcome couldn’t be any clearer. Across all age, ethnicity, and economic demographics in the US, boys consistently account for the overwhelming majority of disciplinary referrals, failing g...

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I know Grand River Academy quite well. They would have an interesting perspective on this issue. Thanks for sharing it.
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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School

A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
How can an iPad be used to enhance the school day? Which apps are the best? Nick Dempster, a Year 6 teacher at Linaker Primary School in Southport and an Apple Distinguished Educator shares his experiences.

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I really want to check out Explain Everything--the app.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 7:53 AM

There are a few apps that may be of interests.  Explain Everything sort of jumped out at me!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, February 19, 7:45 PM

Print by WiFi?

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

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Sex Talk on the Carpet: Incorporating gender and sexuality into 5th-grade curriculum

Sex Talk on the Carpet: Incorporating gender and sexuality into 5th-grade curriculum | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You

Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In our first Student Editorial Contest, we’re asking teenagers to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Post yours here by March 17.
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It's a great way for the NY Times to get free content, but also a good exercise for students....  A win-win, as they say!

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New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski

New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Congratulations, newly minted English teacher!  After ____ months/years of trying, you have finally found a teaching job!  Now comes the task of training the youth of America on how to be successfu...
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A few of the tips are worth considering.  Getting students sharing what they read and more student choice in what they read is key!

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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 11, 6:06 AM

ISTE was huge. So many people and so little room in the workshops. So this is a good thing since many of us stood in long lines and could not get access to the workshops we sincerely wanted to attend.

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The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In just six years time, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.

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Rather Important to know as we design curriculum & 21st Century learning goals, especially for niche or magnet schools that focus on business & entrepreneurial skills...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 8, 10:46 PM

LOL, rare is it I'm glad I have the Big C and so making 2020 is doubtful, but this infographic made me exhausted and glad I don't have to master all this stuff (lol).

Edumorfosis's curator insight, July 9, 7:50 AM

Si la universidad no se articula a la altura de los tiempos practicando el conjunto de destrezas necesarias para entrar al mundo laboral emergente, lo harán los profesionales por su propia cuenta. Las micro-firmas se encargarán de desarrollar proyectos o programas dirigidos a profesionales en búsqueda de nuevos horizontes de posibilidades. La Universidad Intelectual ya es cosa del pasado. La Universidad Social es el presente y el futuro de la Hiper-Educación... 

Beth Kanter's curator insight, July 9, 10:20 AM

Good list of 21st Century work skills.

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CITE Journal - Current Practice

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Music, Art and Language Programs in Schools Have Long-Lasting Benefits - US News

Music, Art and Language Programs in Schools Have Long-Lasting Benefits - US News | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Subjects such as art, music and foreign languages have long-lasting benefits.
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Cognitive scientists know that what we consider "extras" at times are crucial to stimulating the mind...

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A crazy-looking map that always shows you where the nearest airport is

A crazy-looking map that always shows you where the nearest airport is | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

Jason Davies created the Voronoi diagrams above to show the airport that is nearest to every point on the surface of the earth. Only large airports with scheduled services are depicted here.


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You may have to navigate around this link to find what interest you. There may be a geography lesson here!  For example, here is a map of US airports:

 

 http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4360892

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios i iPads in Education Ning

Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios i iPads in Education Ning | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"Polls continually reveal that employers are more interested in what you can do over what you studied and traditional resumes are slowly giving way to digital portfolios as the primary gauge of your employability. A portfolio is both a container and a presentation platform for your best work - whether that be written pieces, photography, videos, presentations, performances or anything else. There's no better place than school to start developing that portfolio and creating a system that enables students to edit and share digital portfolios should be high on your priority list."

 


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Generation Like: Young People & Social Media (w/ Dr. Lisa Damour and others...)

Generation Like: Young People & Social Media (w/ Dr. Lisa Damour and others...) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In today's media, for many teens, you are what you like. Marketers know that too.
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This is a precursor to a Frontline piece about how teens see themselves today in terms of how many "likes" they have...and marketers use this to their advantage.  Listen...

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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5 trends poised to rock education | eSchool News

Education is often slow to adopt new trends, but these five technologies are poised to transform teaching and learning in classrooms today.
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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.

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Gamifying the curriculum is engaging and really works!  The sky is the limit....

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Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 7:37 PM

The "Video Game" model for education!!! Make it fun to learn, then students will want to learn!!!

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21 ways to have a safer and less worrisome online life

21 ways to have a safer and less worrisome online life | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

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