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Apart from being a personal storage of awesome finds concerning my passions: Game-based (language)learning, education, technology, creativity and human potential,  this scoop.it will hopefully be food for thought  on the importance and opportunities in education, unleashing creativity and games.  So read on and get inspired!
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Accredible: A Platform For Hackademics To Showcase Knowledge - UnCollege

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One my personal favs!

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8 traits of successful people - Richard St. John - YouTube

Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world.
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Why don't we focus on developing these traits in education?
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Meditation for Children: 7 Steps to Introduce Meditation in the Classroom - About Meditation

Meditation for Children: 7 Steps to Introduce Meditation in the Classroom - About Meditation | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
Meditation for Children is a simple 7 step process to help you easily integrate mindfulness & meditation into the classroom or home.
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Sounds like a cool experiment!
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The Science of Productivity - YouTube

The Science of Productivity - YouTube | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
Made in collaboration with Sparring Mind, the behavioral psychology blog. Read the full productivity post: http://bit.ly/XRcYAY TWEET IT - http://clicktotwee...
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How could schools benefit from science like this? Change their class-recess balance like in Finland maybe?

 

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This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead.
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"What if we based education on the study/practice of being happy and healthy?"

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Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM's Top Scientist Does

Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM's Top Scientist Does | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
The company's annual report of five predictions for the next five years is all about the benefits of big data: stores cities classrooms and hospitals.
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Food for thought! Particularly agree with the first one about education being personalized and unleashing its' full potential.

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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning

Video Games and Social Emotional Learning | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
A lot of talk, press, and focus in this era of learning is on common core standards and 21st century skills and literacies.  What is often neglected is the importance of building social emotional s...

Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
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William J. Ryan's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:02 AM

The ability to create simulations such as supervisory, leadership, ethical all come together in this type of copmbined toolset.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:12 AM

 In our jargon we sometimes call this SEL.

Ryan's curator insight, December 1, 12:07 AM

A social perspective on video games. 

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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy of The Way Things Work: ...
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(Digital)Aristotle for everyone! Future of education: harder,better,faster,stronger.

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Twitter / KokelenbergS : Gamers solve AIDSrelated problem ...

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Another reason why creativity deserves a bigger focus in schools: Both these gamers and scientists share a fairly similar education (acadamic skills focused), yet when one group engages in a creative activity (albeit after possible years of gaming experience) they solve the same problem in 3weeks rather than 12 years.

 

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Speaking Two or More Languages Can Sharpen Your Brain - Gizmodo India

Speaking Two or More Languages Can Sharpen Your Brain - Gizmodo India | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
Now, bilingual or multilingual folks have more reason to rejoice - their proficiency in understanding and communicating in more than one language is not just
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Into multitasking? Learn another language!

 

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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it

I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.


Via Nik Peachey
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"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:48 AM

10 formas que Google Classroom puede mejorar el aprendizaje

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:10 PM

The author questions whether Google will continue to support its newly created LMS - Google Classroom. 

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21st Century Education - YouTube

21st Century Education
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Importance of 21st C education: why we need to change. All that remains now is the question of how...
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benj...
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How outdated and - frankly- damaging our educational systems can be. One of my favorites so far :)
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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
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Donate rice by testing/learning your languages,science and humanities knowledge ! Right answer = 10grains of rice donated by World Food Program
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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.

Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
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Seems like a hands on, structurized partial introduction to game based learning in action: what is already improving classrooms and why.

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Kasey Howard's curator insight, September 21, 10:21 PM

Videos that show game based learning in action in the classroom. Classroom management and formative assessment are among the topics of the various videos. 

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games-based-learning blog

games-based-learning blog | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
A blog that looks at games based learning theory and practice and provides insight using games-ED education products (learning simulations).
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Great to see people involved!

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Learning Without Frontiers | Learning, Innovation and Society

Learning Without Frontiers | Learning, Innovation and Society | Unleashing education & creativity | Scoop.it
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"when we play games we rapidly solve abstract problems in real time while being continually assessed and ofter working collaboratively"

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John Cleese on Creativity

"Telling people how to be creative is easy - being creative is difficult." John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian...
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As one of the '21st century skills'( http://www.p21.org/index.php ) creativity might seem a bit elusive, but John Cleese is happy to elaborate on one of mankinds' most extraordinary( and fun!) skills.

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