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How Sandbox Learning Became The Future Of Education

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How did sandbox learning become the future of education? One part social media, one part digital media, and a move towards self-directed learning.
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Eileen Otero's curator insight, June 28, 2015 12:29 PM

Interesting insight into the wonders of young minds

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Early childhood education: Questioning play and child-centred approaches

Despite increasing awareness that culture and context shape our understandings and practices, there are still concepts in the early childhood discourse that we take for granted and don’t ques...
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Kari Smith's curator insight, December 15, 2012 8:58 AM

A great site with so much information that helps us to grow in our understanding of teaching young children.

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With Building Blocks, Educators Going Back to Basics

With Building Blocks, Educators Going Back to Basics | Preschool | Scoop.it
The wooden toys are making a comeback as some elementary schools focus on unstructured play.
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The Future Of Work Is Play

The Future Of Work Is Play | Preschool | Scoop.it
Can games help us make ideas happen? We talk with Game Frame author Aaron Dignan about the advantages of infusing creative projects with an element of play.

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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Preschool | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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Let Kids Learn & Play!

Kids play-whether it's outside, in the car, pool, classroom or bathtub-it's just what they do. So even if your students or children are “overactive,” perhaps it's not because they don't care, rather that they're not engaged properly.

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Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine | Preschool | Scoop.it
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It's true. I know it from my experience with students who are good gamers.

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Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American

Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American | Preschool | Scoop.it
The trend in early education is to move from a play-based curriculum to a more school-like environment of directed learning. But is earlier better? And better at what?
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American Journal of Play

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Why Parents Should Stop Overprotecting Kids and Let Them Play: An Interview with Hara Estroff Marano and Lenore Skenazy

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Crossword Game, Free Flash Games

Crossword Game, Free Flash Games | Preschool | Scoop.it
Play Free Online Games at coolbuddy.com - flash games, play, free action games, arcade, strategy and online puzzle games...
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Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On

Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On | Preschool | Scoop.it

The cycle of lecture, test and repeat is not the best way to engage kids. In fact, it might be the best way to alienate them.

 

We are wasting the huge opportunity offered by technology to engage and immerse kids in curiosity-based learning and discovery. Schools should not just prepare students to pass state assessments and standardized tests. We should also prepare them for the complex real-world situations they will certainly face. If we recalibrate our education system to meet the needs of the digital natives, we can produce eager, life-long learners who are well-equipped for 21st century careers.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects | Preschool | Scoop.it

The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

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What Makes Some Preschools Better Than Others?

What Makes Some Preschools Better Than Others? | Preschool | Scoop.it
It might seem like preschool is all about naps and playtime, but the latest research shows that early classroom experiences can have a major impact on later learning and academic performance, especially when it comes to language.
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Full Day Kindergarten: What is Play-Based Learning?

In September 2011 all schools in BC will offer full-day kindergarten programs that will include a play-based learning curriculum.

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