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Chalktrail: Toy Design Concept Combining Cycling with Drawing - Core77

Chalktrail: Toy Design Concept Combining Cycling with Drawing - Core77 | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it

Washington-based Scott Baumann, who founded the product design firm Procreate Brands, has created a potential answer in the Chalktrail device. A wishbone-shaped arm connects to the back of any bicycle or scooter (with no need for tools) and supports a giant piece of colored chalk that drags on the pavement behind the rear wheel.

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Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play!
A collection of articles about education in the 21st century. Find out more about what I do at www.twentyonetoys.com
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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
While employers, psychologists and other researchers have repeatedly noted that social and emotional skills like empathy are some of the most important ones for success, many schools still lag in developing effective programs to nurture those soft skills.
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Elon Musk didn't like his kids' school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels

Elon Musk didn't like his kids' school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
It's called Ad Astra, and it means "To the stars."
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What's Education For? - YouTube

The greatest problem of the modern education system is that it doesn't focus on systematically preparing students for many aspects of the real challenge out ...
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9-year-old destroys Florida’s new standardized test in front of school board

9-year-old destroys Florida’s new standardized test in front of school board | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
'I consider myself a well-educated young lady. However with FSA tests, my five years of school ...do not matter. This testing looks at me as a number.' Watch the short video. Read the transcript.
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What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar

What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
In looking at various exemplary workplaces such as IDEO, Google, and Pixar, we can glean valuable lessons about effective educational approaches and...
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A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
A glimpse inside the education of two "unschooled" boys.
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Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, From Stanford's Design School | WIRED

Sarah Stein Greenberg, executive director of Stanford Design School, shares a handful of concepts for redesigning college.
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Two Colorado high schools expect mass opt-outs from tests this week

Two Colorado high schools expect mass opt-outs from tests this week | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 seniors at Fairview High School in Boulder are expected to opt-out and protest this fall’s standardized tests in […]
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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation? | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that
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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster. The good news is, some people are working on it.
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Get ready for Generation Z

Get ready for Generation Z | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
They’re smarter than Boomers, and way more ambitious than the Millennials. Brace yourselves for the ultimate generational divide.
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School's Letter Reminds Students That They Are More Than Just Test Scores

School's Letter Reminds Students That They Are More Than Just Test Scores | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
A British school wants its students to know that they are amazing and intelligent, regardless of their test scores.

When year-six students from Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, England, received the results from a recent exam, they also go...
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Re-Designing Play, Re-Imagining Learning: 3 Players To Watch

Re-Designing Play, Re-Imagining Learning: 3 Players To Watch | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
If we were honest with ourselves, we'd admit that many of our education systems prioritize things other than whole-child development. “We’ve got an obsession in believing that literacy and numeracy and content acquisition are the principal objectives of school systems,” said Andrew Bollington, Global Head of Research and Learning at the [...]
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Google for Education: Preparing Students for the Future

This is a recording of the first day of Education on Air, the free online conference from Google on May 8-9, 2015. To view specific sessions of the conferenc...
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Rethinking How Students Succeed (SSIR)

Rethinking How Students Succeed (SSIR) | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
A wave of noncognitive skill initiatives holds promise for making teachers more effective and students more successful. Includes a new response from Raikes Foundation Co-founders Jeff and Tricia Raikes.
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Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored

Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
'If we all agree that a given principle is true, then why in the world do our schools still function as if it weren’t?'
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The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good

The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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Mindfulness May Increase Kids' Math Scores

Mindfulness May Increase Kids' Math Scores | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Fourth and fifth graders who did mindfulness exercises had 15% better math scores than their peers
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From STEM to STEAM: Toward a Human-Centered Education and Creativity

The 20th century was based on local linear engineering of complicated systems. We made cars, airplanes and chemical plants for example. The 21st century has opened a new basis for holistic non-linear
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The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices....
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Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’

Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’ | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
We've heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks about his dire
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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.
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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.
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Frog Design: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids

This is the second post in a new series, produced by Frog Design, drawn from their publication, Design Mind. The theme of the current issue -- from...
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