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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

Via Susan Taylor
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This is the 3rd or 4th scoop in the last few days on this topic. I think it is important enough to keep grabbing new articles.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, June 6, 2014 10:29 AM

Is handwriting a relic of the past? 


It is now only in kindergarten and 1st grade that legible writing is taught to children.  After that "the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard".



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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Is there "a difference between a 'student' and a 'learner,' between a 'teacher' and an 'educator.'
Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?"

 


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They want to see we are human at times, perhaps all the time.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:51 AM

Some wonderful questions that I look forward to answering.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:36 AM

I consider points two and three absolutely necessary! Points one, four and five are more difficult to maintain for six hours per day each day of the school year for all students.

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

¿Hay diferencia entre "alumno" y "aprendiz" y entre "profesor" y "educador"?

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Preparing for Adaptive Learning

Preparing for Adaptive Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In formalized education, there’s a predetermined set of things that children are supposed to know, and there’s a good amount of research pushing people into a particular way of teaching them. This leads to large amount of content that consistently supports particular learning objectives. I’m not stating that formal education has the right learning objectives to prepare a child for the world they are going to enter, but I am saying the consistency in content requirements makes this easier from the adaptive perspective.

 

In real work, the complexity multiplies. There are two huge differences between formal education and the working world: the variation in jobs roles and the work to be done by people in those roles. Learning technologies will be continuously developed to get smarter about accounting for such fuzziness, but until then we can make it easier to work with many different new technologies as they arrive.

Here are three steps we all need to take to get ready for better, smarter support by the technology we choose to use.

 

We’re on the edge of some radical and exciting changes.

Via Sharrock
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Learning and leading are about being able to adjust and adapt to meet the needs of the context. There is a sense of mindfulness involved. The two, learning and leading, are inseperable.

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:05 PM

We are not ready yet. I would have hoped that maybe some of these algorithm inputs could have been addressed with IBMs Watson, but this disappointing report suggests Watson isn't ready either http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523411/facing-doubters-ibm-expands-plans-for-watson/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin#!.

Sharrock's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:06 PM
 

We are not ready yet. I would have hoped that maybe some of these algorithm inputs could have been addressed with IBMs Watson, but this disappointing report suggests Watson isn't ready either http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523411/facing-doubters-ibm-expands-plans-for-watson/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin#!.

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A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem! ~ MindShift

A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem! ~ MindShift | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

by Ian Quillen

 

"Creating a safe recreation space for teens; protoyping a recyclable lunch tray; setting up a water delivery system to guard against urban fires; building a public awareness campaign to combat hunger. These are just a few of examples of the types of tasks students are taking on when they participate in the Design Learning Challenge, an effort to get students to figure out how to solve real-world problems in their communities.

 

"Combining project-based learning, with an emphasis on the arts and design thinking, this academic competition now in its third year — a partnership between the Industrial Designers Society of America, or IDSA, and the National Art Education Association, or NAEA — has more than 750 students participating this year."


Via Rebecca White, Jim Lerman
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Some good suggestions provided in a broad way.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:27 AM

EVERY subject should be taught with REAL WORLD problem solving, just like we did in the stone-age!    

Marnie McGillivray's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:33 PM

I have rescooped this resource from @Rebecca White as it is a great resource for teaching the Design and technology strand and incorporates sustainability. The website focuses on design thinking, 21st century learning skills, design learning research, curriculum frameworks, project based learning and engaging today’s students. It links with the Australian Curriculum for technology including design technology as it is build student computational thinking by getting them to create and evaluate projects which aims towards creating preferred futures.

Katherine Reed's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:34 PM

This is the background information for competitions that are coordinated between designers and educators to promote students thinking about how to solve real world problems using design.  There are links provided to sample problems and challenges suited for Prep to Year 4 levels as well as more in depth concepts for high school students, such as designing jobs for 2050.  Interesting read and plenty of information to be explored.