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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

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Urban farming takes root - Boston Globe

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Urban farming takes root
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While most of the food is sold commercially, urban farms serve educational and community-building roles in their neighborhoods, Walker says.
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The Big History Project Teaches The Story of Humanity with Game Based Learning

The Big History Project Teaches The Story of Humanity with Game Based Learning | Progressive Education | Scoop.it
Master 8 Periods of History with The Big History Project What do you get when you cross a maveric...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 12, 2014 7:30 PM

13.7 billion years ... wow!

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The public course takes about 8 hours to finish and divides history into 8 “thresholds,” periods in which critical events happened to alter the course of all history.  Each threshold module contains multimedia elements to fully explore the time period from a variety of disciplines, especially science.  The public user has the option of taking quizzes and earning badges for each module passed.  At the end of the course, the user can earn the title of Certified Big Historian.  (The first 10,000 users to do so get a free sticker.)

 

By combining gamification elements with fascinating (sometimes mind-blowing) content, BHP manages to achieve something a lot of history teachers never could–it makes history fun.  The videos are engaging, with excellent graphics and music.  The material is presented with a minimum of jargon and the site is easy to navigate.  And while we won’t say the quizzes are easy, the user does have a chance to retake them until they reach a high enough score for the badge.  (Don’t ask us how many tries it took to score 100% on the Big Bang badge….)

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Rui Guimarães Lima, you are heartily welcome! My friend and colleague teaches Big History here in Shanghai. We are the first non-US overseas school to do so. Exciting!
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Project Based Learning at HTH - YouTube

High Tech High CEO Larry Rosenstock describes a vision for education that embraces learning that flows from personal interests, passion for discovery, and a ...
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Final NYS Education Reform Plan Released - North Country Gazette

Final NYS Education Reform Plan Released North Country Gazette ALBANY—The final report from the New NY Education Reform Commission, which contains a comprehensive set of recommendations for continuing to transform New York's schools by breaking...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Improves Image Search Tools Menu

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The weird iPad-only school in the Netherlands that may be the future of education

The weird iPad-only school in the Netherlands that may be the future of education | Progressive Education | Scoop.it
iPads will replace books, classrooms and, in some ways, teachers. A principal of the Steve Jobs school says in seven years their model will be totally normal.
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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

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An effective, schoolwide PBL model keeps both students and teachers achieving their best at this high school.
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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School - KQED (blog)

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In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers' classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific subjects.
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The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving

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By Tim Holt

 

"Problems like the ones I’ve mentioned above are called “messy problem” by some educators and “ill-structured problems” by others. Messy problems have no single, certifiably correct answer. There is no “one right way” to solve a problem like “should I get married” or “what should I study in college?” The answer is the goal, but the answer can manifest itself in many correct ways and lead to a lot of unexpected learning along the way. Ambiguity envelopes us. It begins at birth and follows us through to the last days of our lives. Start to finish, life is messy.

 

"I love ill-structured problems. When offered in a classroom setting, they present students with real life situations and devilish dilemmas. Problem based learning, a methodology begun in the late 1960’s in medical schools in Canada (and expanded into K12 education in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s) was developed after medical experts in teaching hospitals could not understand why otherwise excellent interns froze up when real life humans were placed in front of them with real life problems (there might even be panic and bleeding).

 

"After long investigation, if became clear to instructors that while the students were “book smart” and could recite page after page of diagnostic information from memory, most patients did not present their symptoms in a way that matched the book: “You know Doc, my elbow hurts just like the description on page 354 of the Jensen Ortho text,” said no patient ever.

 

"We need to move away from the pedagogy of the single answer and move towards teaching the messy problems of Problem Based Learning. This is different than Project Based Learning (as I wrote about here), where the end goal is already known (and thus a single correct answer is reached in many cases). Life does not work so much like a project; human development is pretty much Problem Based Learning. The best outcome or solution is usually not known when the problem is presented. Sometimes it is, but not often."


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Julie Hall Huber's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:49 PM

Excellent article that really lays out why PBL is important. Very easy read!

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Bill encourages early college programs

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RT @Comm_College: Bill encourages early college programs. @SJRstate #dualenrollment #comm_college http://t.co/YCkckNSYV2
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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

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Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning! This, my friends, is exactly what I have bee...

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Amy Shields's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:38 AM

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Urban farming invigorates Detroit neighborhood

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Brightmoor's farm belt gives kids and adults a chance to grow and sell food

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New Orleans closes public schools: Charter schools only, urban education study - Examiner.com

New Orleans closes public schools: Charter schools only, urban education study - Examiner.com | Progressive Education | Scoop.it
Examiner.com New Orleans closes public schools: Charter schools only, urban education study Examiner.com The Niagara Gazette tells more about this trending news story this June 1, 2014, and how this urban education study might actually act as an...
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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learni...

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At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we've been keeping a list of the many types of "_____- based learning" we've run across over the years: Case-based learningChallenge-based learningCommunity-based learningDesign-based learningGame-based...
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Why PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Progressive Education | Scoop.it
Key facts from leading US experts confirming why we believe in Project Based Learning as a feature of our curriculum http://t.co/SA5oyBx2fH
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Public Education Reform Successes of 2013

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Though not as flashy as pop culture headlines, public education saw a shift towards advocacy from within.
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QR Codes and Math Stations

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Providing feedback to students is important.   I find that the more specific the feedback is, the better.  Teachers use many ways to give feedback, whether that's verbally or through written form. ...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:53 PM

Simple and useful.

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Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Summer of M...

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Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age (Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Summer of Making, Writing, Innovating http://t.co/uHoitHJK4x)... (Excellent!
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10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

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10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] (RT @mkurashige & @tjshay: 10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] http://t.co/wb77uY3W6I via @TeachThought)...
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How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning

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Andrew Miller is a consultant for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization that specializes in project-based curriculum.
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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

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These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have | Edudemic

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http://edudemic.com/2013/03/elements-project-based/ If you’re contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know abou...
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40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought

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What are the keys designing a project-based learning classroom? It starts with the teacher.

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