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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

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At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.
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Ideas for the future of Education, technology, learning design or otherwise, as well as inspirational videos and stories for our future.  
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10 Products From CES That Will Impact Education -- THE Journal

10 Products From CES That Will Impact Education -- THE Journal | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
The annual tech-fest known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place Jan. 6- 9 in Las Vegas, and companies new and old have already unveiled their latest bells and whistles. Here are 10 newly introduced products with the most potential for the classroom.
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Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning. | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
How to authentically incorporate movement into lessons.
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Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it

As debate over education reform sizzles, and as teachers valiantly continue trying to do more with less, a new study suggests that it might be worth diverting at least a little attention from what’s going on in classrooms to how those spaces are being designed. The paper, published in the journal Building and the Environment, found that classroom design could be attributed to a 25% impact, positive or negative, on a student’s progress over the course of an academic year. The difference between the best- and worst-designed classrooms covered in the study? A full year’s worth of academic progress


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:03 PM

Interesting study for educators to read. We have often considered the participant impact on learning with poor classroom layout, lighting, airconditioning and noise levels - now we have quantifiable data.

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The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Are you able to work effectively in a team? That’s the skill employers most want when they are recruiting new college grads. The next most important skill: ability to make decisions and solve problems. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) a Bethlehem, Pa. non-profit group that links college career [...]
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Workers Of The Future Will Need Different Skills Than In The Past. Are You Ready?

Workers Of The Future Will Need Different Skills Than In The Past. Are You Ready? | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
A recent survey shows the typical knowledge and skills in the areas of reading, writing, and arithmetic (the three Rs) are no longer sufficient for workers. Do you have the skills necessary for the future?
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What helps students get good jobs?

What helps students get good jobs? | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
The latest results from Phi Delta Kappa’s annual poll... Check out standardized tests versus real-world projects in the image below. [cross-posted at Dangerously Irrelevant]
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10 Jobs of the Future You’ve Never Heard Of

10 Jobs of the Future You’ve Never Heard Of | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
People love to speculate about what the future will look like, including the kinds of skills and knowledge people will need to find well-paid work. That's a big question in the field of education right now, as many states shift to a new set of standards meant to highlight skills over content.
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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Eleven-year-olds running a classroom? That could sound outlandish to some elementary school teachers.
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Great insight putting Mitra's words into action.

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The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids' progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests.
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Photos and Video Gallery | NCSU Libraries

Photos and Video Gallery | NCSU Libraries | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
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NC State Hunt Library - Amazing spaces at play here. 

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Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels | TechCrunch

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels | TechCrunch | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
This isn't Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google's first step in this direction. The company's Google X lab just teased a smart contact..
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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.
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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person's learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.
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Future Proof your Learning Environment

Future Proof your Learning Environment | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
"Did you know, there's an app for that?" In fact, there's 100s of new apps everyday and many teachers are put off technology because of it's rapidly changing landscape. "How can I possibly keep up ...
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5 Future Technologies That May Cause New Addictions

5 Future Technologies That May Cause New Addictions | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Addictions evolve with technology. In an overstimulating, constantly distracting modern world, phenomenona like videogame and even Internet addiction have become serious issues. How will the landscape shift in another ten, fifty, or hundred years?

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Jako niebezpieczne w niedalekiej przyszłości dla człowieka i grożące uzależnieniem przewiduje się: implanty zwiększające możliwości ludzkiego ciała, możliwość odtwarzania własnej pamięci z przeszłości, "wymazywacze pamięci", sztuczną inteligencję, oraz wirtualną rzeczywistość, która chyba obecnie jest nam najbardziej bliska z wszystkich powyższych. Brzmi groźnie?

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10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market

10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Soft skills are more than just a buzzword, a vast majority of employers say they are equal in importance to traditional hard skills.
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65 Percent of Today’s Students Will Be Employed in Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

65 Percent of Today’s Students Will Be Employed in Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
a recent article in Fast Company
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Why Autodesk Is Investing In The Democratization Of Design

Why Autodesk Is Investing In The Democratization Of Design | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
The future, will not be made as much as it will be designed and anyone who wants to have a successful future, needs to learn design skills.
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10 New Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review

10 New Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Technology news is full of incremental developments. These are the breakthroughs that matter.
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Via @TCEA

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Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold

Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
More universities and secondary schools are converting their classrooms to "flexible learning" spaces.
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Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold

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Some impressive use of a variety of spaces in a school building in Sweden

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Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025

Here's What The Internet Could Look Like In 2025 | FutureThink, Inspire & Design | Scoop.it
Charlie Chaplin once said that cinema was just a fad. In 1936, The New York Times wrote that a "rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere." In 1955, Variety magazine stated that rock n' roll would be gone by June of that yea...
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