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Best of 2012: Visionaries, Organizations, and Innovations Changing the Way We Learn

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Best of 2012: Visionaries, Organizations, and Innovations Changing the Way We Learn
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As we're nearing the year's end, let us celebrate the visions, organizations, schools, and people who are on a mission to update our educational architectures. Here are the best educational efforts of 2012 that bring us leaps closer to realizing that full human potential...

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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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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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Freakonomics » Think Like a Child: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Freakonomics » Think Like a Child: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
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The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
A former Frog designer visualizes the literature on the importance of play for fostering creativity in children.
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How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Most educators, policymakers, and parents agree that today's students need a mix of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prepare them to be successful and engaged citizens. Given that students need
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Ryan Burwell's curator insight, April 3, 7:40 PM

It's great to see the artificial division between learning and assessment start to be chipped away!

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Homework's Emotional Toll on Students and Families

Homework's Emotional Toll on Students and Families | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.
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Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms? | TechCrunch

Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms? | TechCrunch | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today. And what of education? We find a very similar story of what the..
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Reframing Failure as Iteration Allows Students to Thrive

Reframing Failure as Iteration Allows Students to Thrive | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
At New York City's game-based learning school Quest to Learn, sixth graders take risks in the process of designing a Rube Goldberg machine, which enables more creativity, innovation, and engagement.
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Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
A new study shows how color lighting and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress.
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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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The Overprotected Kid

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A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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The Most Underrated Skill for Creatives? Empathy.

The Most Underrated Skill for Creatives? Empathy. | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
The entrepreneurs and creatives who make a lasting impact often aren’t the most talented, they are the most empathetic.
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Sylvia Lima's curator insight, April 9, 10:37 PM

"Every school has a rockstar teacher and their band is on Twitter." ~ @MattMurrie

laurent's curator insight, September 18, 4:24 AM

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Ideo's Sandy Speicher Reimagines Education in Peru

Ideo's Sandy Speicher Reimagines Education in Peru | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Ideo's head of education practice creates a curriculum for Peruvian private schools
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British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum'

British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum' | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
British education thought-leaders appeal to government to incorporate empathy and inter-personal skills into school curriculum.
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Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing
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Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

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A new study shows how color lighting and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress.
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