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This topic explores ideas that are linked to progressive, innovative education, including but not limited to, the use of technology.
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5 controversial education videos that will engage students - Daily Genius

5 controversial education videos that will engage students - Daily Genius | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket There are a lot of big ideas in the world of education. From ideas for businesses to ways the entire education system should change, a lot of digital ink is spilled over figuring out which of the big ideas is worth exploring. So what happens when students, teachers, and school leaders take to …
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About Us

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Brightworks is a school that reimagines education. By taking the best practices from both early childhood education and hands-on, project-based experiential learning, we strive to meet students’ ne...
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‘I couldn’t continue as a teacher without understanding how students learn’

‘I couldn’t continue as a teacher without understanding how students learn’ | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Esme Kettle reflects on her realisation that, after seven years in the classroom, she didn’t know how to teach
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Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge

Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl. Alison Flood reports
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Arne Duncan’s “staggering statement”: Why ed reformers are having second thoughts

Arne Duncan’s “staggering statement”: Why ed reformers are having second thoughts | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Major elements of their platform -- like merit pay -- have been tried and failed, author Dana Goldstein tells Salon
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Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

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The XPrize Foundation announces $15-million open-source literacy prize | ZDNet

The XPrize Foundation announces $15-million open-source literacy prize | ZDNet | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The XPrize Foundation, best known for its spaceflight challenges, has announced an earthly focus: Creating an open-source application that can teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic without a teacher.
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See This Teacher's Amazing Response To The Question, 'But When Are We Gonna Have To Use This?'

See This Teacher's Amazing Response To The Question, 'But When Are We Gonna Have To Use This?' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Ten things to do with an unwanted U2 album

Ten things to do with an unwanted U2 album | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Pete Cashmore: Apple is giving all its users a free copy of U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence. But for those who aren’t delighted with their gift, here are a few alternative uses for it
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The Paperless Classroom Online Courses: Best Online Courses for Educators

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NationBuilder

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NationBuilder is the world's first Community Organizing System: an accessible, affordable, complete software platform that helps leaders grow and organize.
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Shakespeare Unbound

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Like Shakespeare's stories but think the tights are boring and the old-fashioned language is hard to follow? Splash and...
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Volunteer firefighters in Adelaide are trialling a new app which tracks their response to call-out

Volunteer firefighters in Adelaide are trialling a new app which tracks their response to call-out | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
BURNSIDE CFS is using smartphones and geo-tracking technology to better respond to emergencies.
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LRB · Elif Batuman · Get a Real Degree: Down with Creative Writing

LRB · Elif Batuman · Get a Real Degree: Down with Creative Writing | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The world of letters: does such a thing still exist? Even within the seemingly homogeneous sphere of the university English department, a schism has opened up between literary scholarship and creative writing: disciplines which differ in their points of reference (Samuel Richardson v. . . .
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Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad
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Comment: How China teaches children maths so well

Comment: How China teaches children maths so well | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There has been much publicity in recent years about China and its teachers. After the most recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) were published in 2013, considerable discussion has focused on the reasons why Chinese students’ test results are more than 100 points above the PISA average.
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Raising Hope Education Foundation

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The Raising Hope Education Foundation is an education not-for-profit in the Canberra region that brings university students to volunteer in local schools.
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Map of The Odyssey

Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Map of The Odyssey | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me'

Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The books interview: The cult novelist talks to Steven Poole about mystery and music in his fiction
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Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World

Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school in the U.S., take a peek into classrooms worldwide, from Botswana to Syria.
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How the job of a teacher compares around the world

How the job of a teacher compares around the world | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Chinese teachers are treated with the greatest respect, while Finland’s education system offers the best value for money
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Comment: My daughter's homework is killing me

Comment: My daughter's homework is killing me | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Memorisation, not rationalisation. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on minerals. “Minerals have crystal systems which are defined by the # of axis and the length of the axis that intersect the crystal faces.” That’s how the notes start, and they only get murkier after that. When I ask Esmee what this actually means, she gives me her homework credo.
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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.
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