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Designing 20% Time in Education

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A.J. Juliani is a co-founder of Education Is My Life. He currently is a K-12 Technology Staff Developer overseeing a 1:1 initiative. There is a movement happening in education right now. Maybe you’...
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Ownership and constructivism come together in this interesting graphic.

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 8:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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The Seven Characteristics of Effective Creative Teams

The Seven Characteristics of Effective Creative Teams | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
Keith Sawyer reveals the creative power of collaboration and the seven characteristics of effective creative teams.
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This is as powerful for educators as it is for students - based  on the blog ask staff and students what are the characteristics of effective creative teams? How might that be different from collaboration designed to get the job done as quickly as possible?

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Designing 20% Time in Education

Designing 20% Time in Education | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
A.J. Juliani is a co-founder of Education Is My Life. He currently is a K-12 Technology Staff Developer overseeing a 1:1 initiative. There is a movement happening in education right now. Maybe you’...
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Creating space for personalization.

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.

"Creativity" is one of those grab-bag terms, like
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Making sense of creativity to inspire a collective definition.

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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators

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by Saga Briggs, re-published with the permission of OpenColleges.edu.au Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of s...
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Students creating their own futures.

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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
At my design consultancy, TheThirdTeacher+, we believe that, whether it is a large-scale transformation or a small-scale hack, redesigning your classroom is a fun and empowering adventure. When you i
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Reimagining the type of learning space in your classroom shows the priorities you have as a teacher and the type of tasks that you will give students on a regular basis.

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro
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How can we start structuring how to let go of control? "The less educators try to control what kids learn, the more students’ voices will be heard and, eventually, their ability to drive their own learning."

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Nancy White's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:31 PM

I love the fact that Diana responds to teachers who ask her when she just "tells students stuff" -she suggests that if you spark the interest, they can do the research. And...this leads to more ownership and engagement. This is where student curation begins! Great tips for creating a culture of inquiry.

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Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder | Monica Burns - Class Tech Tips

Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder | Monica Burns - Class Tech Tips | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it

"There are some teacher tools that have changed my instruction immensely and this is one of them!

 

QuickVoice allows you to record your voice and I use it for read alouds and test prep throughout the school year.  You can record your own voice reading a short text or picture book and play it back to your students.  I usually use this with my iPhone and then plug it in to speakers to play back for students."


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Interesting to have students use this to record as well...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:19 PM

A handy app for quick audio capture.

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it

As the summer is winding down, we’ve begun mapping out the first few weeks of classes in September and also sketching out our goals for the new school year. This planning has inspired us to reflect on our personal aspirations as professionals and life-long learners. It occurs to us to ask if there’s a difference between a “student” and a “learner,” between a “teacher” and an “educator.”

Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?

 

 


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Creating the conditions for learning.

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Schools should nurture confidence - Deseret News

Schools should nurture confidence - Deseret News | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
Schools should nurture confidence Deseret News Kelley co-founded IDEO, a private design thinking company and started the Institute of Design at Stanford University, where he teaches innovation and continues to pursue his passion for innovation and...
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Create school culture that cultivates "creative confidence" — a hefty (almost) alliteration but a powerful idea.

 

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Bank Street - 30

Bank Street - 30 | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
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The power of what students can do when left to their own devices. How do we more seamlessly integrate what they do in the other 17 hours into schooling?

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We Are Makers Seeks to Explain the Maker Movement

We Are Makers Seeks to Explain the Maker Movement | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
What is the Maker Movement? A simple question you may often hear from family and friends.
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This is a movement not a fad and it has a real possibility to reengage teachers and students alike.

 

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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Fantastic way to have kids visually see growth and change in geography.

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Tom cockburn's comment, September 20, 2013 2:09 PM
Absolutely agree,Marian!
Amy Marques's curator insight, February 6, 2:09 PM

These maps are a great way to see what North American cities used to look like in comparison to what they are now. Some great transformations are Chicago and NYC.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 8:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

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Tom Kelley and David Kelley on the Care and Feeding of an Innovation Team

Tom Kelley and David Kelley on the Care and Feeding of an Innovation Team | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
In Tom Kelley and David Kelley’s book, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All (to be published by Crown Business, October 2013), they offer some excellent advice on th...
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Often times we marginalize or compartmentalize our students and staff for the sake of moving on or for efficiency. Here are simple and actionable ideas to consider in creating collective confidence as a team.

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Student Voice

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Uniting Student Voices Worldwide | Empowering Grassroots Student Activism
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Students want to be seen, to share their ideas, to take action. As educators and parents we need to give them the space to thrive.

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The Art of Ordinary Conversation

The Art of Ordinary Conversation | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
Some general guidelines for good conversation.
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Tools and techniquest that are vital to opening our students and staff up rather than shutting them down.

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, ...
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Loosening up and imagining new possibilities.

 

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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

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Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 8:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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The culture of innovation is a necessity for change: Are you a culture crusher or culture creator?

The culture of innovation is a necessity for change: Are you a culture crusher or culture creator? | Design thinking in schools | Scoop.it
As I look at this little guy at school in Rwanda I am reminded how much we need a culture of innovation - one that thinks differently about today's (and yesterday's) normality. We must bring soluti...
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Possibilities embedded in the challenge.

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