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For our students to be successful in life, we, as educators, must be nimble, flexible, and innovative.  Join me as I blend the topic of educational innovation and the activation of unlocked potential in young men.
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How Staying Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success - Edudemic

How Staying Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success - Edudemic | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
As we near the completion of our third year of being a 1:1 tablet school in Burlington, I continue to ponder what is the next step. Glancing in the rearview mirror, it is hard to believe that nearly three years have passed since we distributed mobile devices to over 1,000 high school students in a …
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Innovative Teaching: How on Earth Do We Get Started?

Innovative Teaching: How on Earth Do We Get Started? | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Years ago as a beginning teacher, I asked one of my University of Chicago professors how it was that my mentoring teacher seemed to do everything at once — teaching one group, keeping an eye on oth...
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Meeting the challenges

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Harvard University has announced 18 student-led teams as finalists in three deans’ innovation competitions focused on cultural entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, and design.
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Incubating innovation @ Harvard.  A model that can/should be replicated within our schools.

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Eight Scientific Strategies To Improve Creativity

Eight Scientific Strategies To Improve Creativity | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Strategies anyone can use to improve their capacity to innovate.

Via Anne Leong, Ivon Prefontaine, Dean J. Fusto
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 15, 7:41 PM

There is good advice in each of the eight and they are general enough they will create other ideas. Thinking about and implementing these would be helpful in education.

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Does Khan Academy Help Kids Learn Math? (EdSurge News)

Does Khan Academy Help Kids Learn Math? (EdSurge News) | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
With ten million unique users each month and the financial backing of some of the world's wealthiest people, perhaps no education organization has more pressure to show results than Khan Academy.

The renowned research institution, SRI International, published a detailed report on how schools are
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How can Khan Academy enhance the independent school world?  I argue this is a great opportunity for flipped-classrooms, and differentiated instruction.

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What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed | TIME.com

What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed | TIME.com | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
If boys are restive and unfocused, we must look for ways to help them do better. Here are three suggestions

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I like your new topic and page!
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Microsoft takes a stand on student privacy with best-in-class education solutions

Microsoft takes a stand on student privacy with best-in-class education solutions | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona kicks off with strong momentum on Windows 8 and Office 365 with key content partners.
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Microsoft vs. Apple--- Who will win.  The winner in my opinion is the one who puts out the most user friendly, most effective, and most efficient apps for teaching and learning.  The jury is still out, however I am still a MAC fan.

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014
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Three ways to innovate in a stagnant environment

Three ways to innovate in a stagnant environment | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses innovation, advanced leadership, and how to make change in an inflexible organization in
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Forward-thinking and innovative organizations are not only those the stand the test of time, but they are the ones that push society.


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“Innovation is putting new ideas into use. It’s not necessarily invention. You don’t necessarily have to have it dreamed up by yourself, but it’s putting it into use, it’s making it happen, that’s innovation”

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How does Technology affect Education

Raj Dhingra is a twenty-year veteran of the technology industry with an extensive track record of building strong, sustainable and profitable industry leader...
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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech #edutech

Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.
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Great info graphic on blended learning. This is something that should be shared with all forward thinking teachers.

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education
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As a boarding school in over-regulated Ohio, I am especially keen on #37---"Push the government out of schools completely."  I also like #33, promoting joy, curiosity, and the ability to ask the right question.


I ponder what teaching and learning would look like if we all did these things on this list… Interesting. 

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?



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