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7 Habits of Highly Effective Ed-Tech Leaders [#Infographic]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Ed-Tech Leaders [#Infographic] | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Educators adapt the famous self-help book for classroom use.
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Happy Birthday, Einstein: The Celebrated Scientist on Fairy Tales ...

Happy Birthday, Einstein: The Celebrated Scientist on Fairy Tales ... | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
“How far superior an education that stresses independent action and personal responsibility is to one that relies on drill, external authority and ambition.” Albert Einstein, born on this day in 1879 and celebrated as “the ...
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14 Beautiful Images That Will Show You Why Mathematics Is an Art

14 Beautiful Images That Will Show You Why Mathematics Is an Art | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Movies like Goodwill Hunting and A Beautiful Mind have helped us all to appreciate the beauty of mathematics in a similar way to art. New research by University College Londonshows that this might not just be due to good cinematography, but because our brains actually do respond to beautiful equations in the same way that they respond to great paintings or masterful music.


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15 stunning examples of ink drawings

15 stunning examples of ink drawings | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
In this digital age, the art of drawing with a physical materials seems like an anachronism. But it remains one of the most portable, convenient and cost-effective forms of creating art. Most of us would instinctively reach for a pencil, but have you considered using a pen instead?

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:40 AM

Do your students love markers, pencils or pens? Now they can love them more!

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Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide

Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New...
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Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths ... - Siliconrepublic.com

Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths ... - Siliconrepublic.com | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
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What Happened When I Opted My Kids Out Of Standardized Tests

What Happened When I Opted My Kids Out Of Standardized Tests | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
By Lisa T. McElroy for Slate

Deciding to opt my two daughters out of Colorado standardized testing seemed like a no-brainer. We aren’t permanent Colorado residents -- we’re just here for one academic year while I’m a visiting pro...
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How To Become A Jedi Knight

How To Become A Jedi Knight | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
In 2005 I was going to go out of business (again). My biggest investor had to pull out. His business had failed. He had a nervous twitch and whenever I ran into him he was constantly twitching, “I
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. We assume kids should learn long division before gravitational physics, but this presents a problem for [...]

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Marc Tirel's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:44 AM

guess what ?   i'm a macroscopic learner !   ;-)  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM

I think we deceived ourselves into believing the importance of the why and what for questions. Education, in its truest forms, is all about being able to take learning and apply it to life in some meaningful way. Education and life are inseparable similar to the way teaching and learning are.

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Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
RT @biepbl: [READ] Leading with the 4 C’s to Build the 5th C: Culture http://t.co/wMJrAVs70j #Education #Schools #EdReform
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How Privilege Works in the U.S.

How Privilege Works in the U.S. | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

HT to Rishona Campbell for finding this photo.

 

"The power of the privilege depends on the situation."



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Which privileges do you think make the most difference most of the time?"


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Urban Farm and sustainability education blossom with student interest

Urban Farm and sustainability education blossom with student interest | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Near the fertile land of the Willamette River is a garden owned and maintained by the University of Oregon. It’s called the Urban Farm and it is where students are cultivating skills to grow their own food and truly live sustainably.
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Why Americans Are So Polarized: Education and Evolution

Why Americans Are So Polarized: Education and Evolution | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Improvements in learning and the tendency to choose like-minded mates may be helping to create divided politics.
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So it’s certainly possible to transcend the attitudes that threaten to divide us. The first steps in doing so are to understand our political nature, develop realistic expectations about ideological diversity, and make a renewed commitment to pragmatism over ideology.

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What Happened When A 4-Year-Old Asked NASA For Homework Help

What Happened When A 4-Year-Old Asked NASA For Homework Help | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Lucas Whiteley had some questions about the universe. So he decided to take his queries to the experts.

With the help of his dad, the 4-year-old U.K. boy created a video in which he asked NASA for some homework help.
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Innovation Disruption in Education | 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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Innovative education model challenges teachers to adjust ...

Innovative education model challenges teachers to adjust ... | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Karthik Subburam, a five-year veteran in his first year teaching in the "inquiry-driven, project-based, technology-infused" style of Philadelphia's nationally acclaimed Science Leadership Academy, runs his fingers through his hair.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:14 PM

A key in the article is the point that innovation can be relatively low tech or not. Creative teachers are creative for a reason. They understand how to use available resources.

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Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education - Huffington Post

Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education - Huffington Post | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education
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A few years ago, when I was blogging at Education Week with Deborah Meier, a reader introduced the term FUD. I had never heard of it.
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The Neuroscience Of Imagination

The Neuroscience Of Imagination | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:27 AM

There is a great point about creativity being a whole brain conversation. That means the whole brain needs to be developed so the conversation is an integrated one.

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Surprising secrets of how much we test our children

Surprising secrets of how much we test our children | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally calculated testing time and found wild variations and deceptive school schedules.
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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues Tait Coles The pedagogy popularised by E.D.Hirsch, and recently promoted by the li...

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Fighting for an education: Pakistani woman builds 'dream' school in poor ... - Fox News

Fighting for an education: Pakistani woman builds 'dream' school in poor ...
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KARACHI, Pakistan – Humaira Bachal knows firsthand how lack of education hurts her community.
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Philadelphia Leader Makes the Case for Arts ... - Education Week

Philadelphia Leader Makes the Case for Arts ... - Education Week | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
When the budget crisis struck last year, Mr. Creedon advised arts teachers to get on a school leadership team, beef up their certification, and explain to their colleagues how arts were linked to learning.
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context. We assume kids should learn long division before gravitational physics, but this presents a problem for [...]

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Marc Tirel's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:44 AM

guess what ?   i'm a macroscopic learner !   ;-)  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM

I think we deceived ourselves into believing the importance of the why and what for questions. Education, in its truest forms, is all about being able to take learning and apply it to life in some meaningful way. Education and life are inseparable similar to the way teaching and learning are.

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NASA Links Science Education with Sports in its...

NASA Links Science Education with Sports in its... | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Reaching out to get kids excited about learning by connecting sports with science education, NASA may have hit a home-run of its own with its innovative online educational program.
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