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Recess Rescue: Why Play Time Should Be Written Into The Students' Bill Of Rights

Recess Rescue: Why Play Time Should Be Written Into The Students' Bill Of Rights | Design in Education | Scoop.it
As our nation’s children head to back to the classroom, many schools find themselves trying to rein in kids’ summer impulses. Strict conduct policies are emphasizing rules and enforcing straight lines on students who are used to gamboling in backyards and lolling for hours. Many Scandinavian countries, most brain science, and all veteran teachers would encourage the exact opposite. They would argue that instead of limiting play, educators should expand the amount of free time dedicated to socialization and creativity. Imagination itself is not learned, but it can be unlearned due to the drone of worksheets and mandates.
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LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research - Research Articles

LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research - Research Articles | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Cultures of Creativity: "Cultures develop when people find ways to play, make, and share. This report describes how human cultures can be characterized by their similarities rather than their differences, and emphasizes the importance of recognizing playfulness and creativity to develop societies prepared to accommodate the rapid changes associated with technology and globalization."

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Century of the Child: Moving Forward

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Century of the Child: Moving Forward | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As we get deeper into the 21st century, some of the same issues raised at the beginning of the last century are emerging today, particularly in the area of education. The exhibition examines “the material world of children from utopian dreams as citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation.” Sound familiar? During the last century, modern architects and designers preoccupied themselves with childhood, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys, games, and a lot more. MoMA produced a wonderful interactive website to go along with this exhibit. The timeline walks the visitor through the objects on display by period, complete with detailed information and related works.

 

 

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Born Digitals Love To Make Things – Vintage Matters!

Born Digitals Love To Make Things – Vintage Matters! | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Born digitals deftly use technology; for them, it just is. Yet we constantly see discussions, blog posts, and articles about where and whether we should integrate technology, how it should be done, does it motivate learners, etc. We are decades past this discussion. Of course technology feeds motivation. What else would — filling in worksheets, taking linear notes, or sitting through text-laden PowerPoint presentations?

Education seems to view technology as something separate. It’s not for us, nor is it for our students. We use our devices all the time, and so do they. In fact, they approach technology fearlessly and can find workarounds with little trouble. Internet down? No problem. They set up hot spots using their phones to work on their iPads. Looking for contact information? No problem. They conduct a Google image search to connect to a LinkedIn profile. Need to send a direct message? No problem. They do it through social media. We've witnessed all of these scenarios with our middle schoolers.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key | Design in Education | Scoop.it

John Seely Brown gave the keynote address on "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century" at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. The Global One-Room Schoolhouse animation below captures the highlights from his address. This visualization on the importance of rethinking the approach to teaching and learning needs no further explanation. It is worth every minute, and every legislator, administrator, teacher, and student should make time to watch it. http://vimeo.com/49645115#

 

 

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