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BGWS-style review | Video | BoardGameGeek

Learning how to make a design with a user in mind – BoardGameGeek | http://t.co/P38NPUNB7U
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Nice video about designing from the end user's point of view

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Learning From The Masters: Level Design In The Legend Of Zelda

Learning From The Masters: Level Design In  The Legend Of Zelda | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
Can the original Zelda game still have things to teach designers? Activision's Mike Stout ( Skylanders ) dives back into the 1986 classic to see how Miyamoto handled pathing, challenge ramping, and more.
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Sounds like a solid way to design a class or a school

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What Happens When Students Play - and Design - Games (Better Learning For Schools #25) - Remarkable Chatter

What Happens When Students Play - and Design - Games (Better Learning For Schools #25) - Remarkable Chatter | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Not everything we do in schools can be fun and games, but much of what we do in the classroom should be…especially when it comes to science instruction.
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Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners

Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it

How do you engage adult learners? Make them equal partners in the learning process. Minimizing lectures, maximizing engagement, and preparing for the "ubiquitous class" all keep the focus on solving problems (as opposed to absorbing passive content).


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:03 AM

Many of us have adult learners in our programs. This article shares some ways to help instructor to reshape their courses for this non-traditional student segment. Anyone try these already?

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What Counts as Learning | DML Hub

What Counts as Learning | DML Hub | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
RT @OpenBadges: What Counts As Learning || early research report in badge system design from @slgrant: http://t.co/Zues45TfUp #openbadges #…
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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century | Professional Development | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century | Professional Development | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
Digital classroom resources for Grades 6-12. Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices. (RT @PBS: How to leverage digital media in schools?
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Learning About Agile E-learning Design — TLS Learning

Learning About Agile E-learning Design — TLS Learning | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
This is an article about key learning's about the agile e-learning design and development.
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Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments (Jackpot.
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Game Design Finds a ‘Sweet Spot’ with Education

Game Design Finds a ‘Sweet Spot’ with Education | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
The Dwight School is teaching game design, and it’s encouraged a passionate group of students to think beyond the walls of the classroom.
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Northern Rocks 2014 - Tait Coles - Part 3

Punk Learning with Tait Coles at Northern Rocks 2014.
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Excellent

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Three Lines of Resistance: Ethics, Critical Pedagogy, and Teaching ...

Three Lines of Resistance: Ethics, Critical Pedagogy, and Teaching ... | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
It is easy for those of us invested in critical pedagogy to see need for major change in education in the U.S. It is also easy for us to write highly ideological manifesti that make sweeping philosophical statements about how ...
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An early adopter must read...

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Teaching Ethics and Narrative . . . With Violent Video Games? by ...

Teaching Ethics and Narrative . . . With Violent Video Games? by ... | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
More and more teachers today are experimenting with video games in a bid to keep their classes relevant and their students engaged. It's not uncommon to read about schools using titles like Portal 2, Minecraft, and SimCity to ...
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What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like

What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
The goal of Teacher Powered Schools initiative, led by Education Evolving, is to seed a movement that will inspire other teachers in schools across the country to realize their potential as leaders.
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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model: wendell berry, digital literacy, citizenship, transfer

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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A nice wish list. Filling in the gaps would be a big job.

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Rebecca Raworth's curator insight, April 7, 2015 7:36 PM

I like this model

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New school leadership | Donte Quinine | TEDxWenatchee - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A new paradigm of collaborative leadership is emerging. This non-hi...

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The Next Generation of Educational Leadership: Why School Leadership is Like Mountain Biking: Climbing Hills

The Next Generation of Educational Leadership: Why School Leadership is Like Mountain Biking: Climbing Hills | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
RT @_nathanbarber: Why School Leadership is Like Mountain Biking: Climbing Hills http://t.co/3TEO2rm5gL @edutopia @HuffPostEdu @TheAtlantic…
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Great minds do not think alike - YouTube

Contrary to popular wisdom, it has been clear throughout history that the greatest minds have always thought decidedly unalike their peers or the prevailing ...
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Just a guy talking, but he says some useful things. Give the disruptive thinkers in your school more of your time.

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5 Ways to Make E-learning Interesting – An Infographic

5 Ways to Make E-learning Interesting – An Infographic | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists 5 ways to make digital courses that capture the imagination of your learners.Read more › (RT @erikapaezv: 5 Ways to Make E-learning Interesting - An Infographic http://t.co/6muyyiDSKA...
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Basketball Tips For School Leadership

Basketball Tips For School Leadership | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it

I am not a basketball coach, and I don’t pretend to be one on TV either.
Over the years, however, I have watched a lot of games, and sometimes I’ll still shoot baskets with my kids until my legs give out, and they’re asking me if they should call EMSA.  This summer my two older daughters participated in summer league basketball. My parental duty was to taxi them to practices or games and watch a lot of messy basketball.

One afternoon, I kept seeing one my daughters repeating the same mistakes when playing offense. So I jotted down some pointers I shared with her that evening over burritos.  Later, I began to think through how these basketball tips also apply to our own performance as school leaders. So I re-wrote them as a way to self reflect and to share. Here they are:

 


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Universal Design at McGill University - YouTube

The mission statement of the OSD is to facilitate and support the inclusion of diverse learners. Universal Design is a framework which removes barriers on ca...
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Northern Rocks 2014 - Tait Coles - Part 2

Tait Coles' challenge to the educational establishment at Northern Rocks - Punk Learning.
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How to Create a Customized E-learning Course: Step 1 – Action Plan?

How to Create a Customized E-learning Course: Step 1 – Action Plan? | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
This blog post shares insights on how to create a customized eLearning course?Read more › (How to Create a Customized E-learning Course: Step 1 - Action Plan?
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NewBlackMan (in Exile): Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex

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Hip Hop Chess and teaching non violence

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Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid : Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan  Reid : Learning Solutions Magazine | Transformational change in schools | Scoop.it
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