Education Revolut...
Follow
Find
4.3K views | +1 today
 
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
onto Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play!
Scoop.it!

Want To Help Kids Solve Problems? Have Them Design Their Own Solutions

Want To Help Kids Solve Problems? Have Them Design Their Own Solutions | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
The 11 students in the room were nervous. They were about to present their ideas for an Anti-Violence Week to the school principal, Mr. Muhammad. Their journey began with a simple question: What change do you want to see in your community?
Ilana Ben-Ari's insight:

Given that America’s educational system expects students to master STEM and other standards-based testing, frog wanted to help them learn the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. One of the best ways to teach these essential skills to today’s students is by encouraging student groups to create solutions to issues that impact not only themselves but also their communities.

more...
No comment yet.
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
Curated by Ilana Ben-Ari
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

The University of Cambridge Is Hiring a LEGO Professor

The University of Cambridge Is Hiring a LEGO Professor | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it
Is it too late to change my major?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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?'
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

Bruno Munari on Design as a Bridge Between Art and Life

Bruno Munari on Design as a Bridge Between Art and Life | Education Revolution: Mass Creativity and Play! | Scoop.it

‘We know that only the technical means of artistic achievement can be taught, not art itself. The function of art has in the past been given a formal importance which has severed it from our daily life; but art is always present when a people lives sincerely and healthily.

‘Our job is therefore to invent a new system of education that may lead — by way of a new kind of specialized teaching of science and technology — to a complete knowledge of human needs and a universal awareness of them.

‘Thus our task is to make a new kind of artist, a creator capable of understanding every kind of need: not because he is a prodigy, but because he knows how to approach human needs according to a precise method. We wish to make him conscious of his creative power, not scared of new facts, and independent of formulas in his own work.’

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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 ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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 […]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ilana Ben-Ari
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.