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PIANU - A New Way to Play Piano

PIANU - A New Way to Play Piano | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The piano just got an upgrade. Learn your favorite songs in real time for free online.
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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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Most Likely To Succeed

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The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
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Disrupting Education

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Education is a strange, looking-glass world where conservatives pose as radicals. It is not a progressive education utopia, even if the ideas of the progressive education movement are drawn upon he...
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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.
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The writers who invented languages

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JRR Tolkien created Elvish and many other writers have made up new words and phrases. But can you really construct a whole new lexicon? Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.
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No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose

No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There were lots of fun gadgets and gizmos on display at the recent EduTech conference. But most of it is really just gimmickry when we really need a greater focus on learning.
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Is It Time to Give Up on Computers in Schools?

Is It Time to Give Up on Computers in Schools? | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism

Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer platforms have changed the game. Make them cheap or free, and it would be way of reinventing the economy to deliver participation and choice alongside social justice
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Teachers say cheating 'endemic' in NSW high schools as assignment market flourishes online

Teachers say cheating 'endemic' in NSW high schools as assignment market flourishes online | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
NSW high school students are paying hundreds of dollars to have assignments written for them by private companies and individual tutors as teachers struggle to contain a cheating culture they have described as "endemic".
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Do lefties have to love inquiry learning? | @greg_ashman

Do lefties have to love inquiry learning? | @greg_ashman | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Greg Ashman is a teacher, originally from England but now living and working in Ballarat, Australia. He was the deputy head of a London comprehensive and is currently head of maths and pursuing his...
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How to teach students to think critically

How to teach students to think critically | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
With most institutions listing among their graduate attributes the ability to think critically, Peter Ellerton asks what it is and how it can be taught.
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ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist

ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times | One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is…
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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Personal Growth — Medium

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Personal Growth - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
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Kids prefer maths when you let them figure out the answer for themselves

Kids prefer maths when you let them figure out the answer for themselves | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Rather than having teachers instruct students on solution methods, many students prefer to work out solutions by themselves or by working with other students.
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The joy of reading role-playing games

The joy of reading role-playing games | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
You don’t have to actually play a role-playing game for it to fire your imagination, so why don’t RPG manuals count as books?
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Teachers should embrace Minecraft as classroom tool: research

Teachers should embrace Minecraft as classroom tool: research | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The hugely popular digital game Minecraft should be used in primary schools to help teach maths, design, art and geography, research shows.
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How to thank teachers in tough schools? Government answer: punish them

How to thank teachers in tough schools? Government answer: punish them | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
In reality, Nicky Morgan’s new policy on ‘coasting schools’ will penalise those who work with disadvantaged children and communities
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Love, Teach: The Most Important Thing I've Learned from Teaching

Love, Teach: The Most Important Thing I've Learned from Teaching | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?
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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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Kids can rule in code-writing world if given right tools

Kids can rule in code-writing world if given right tools | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Teaching children computer code is becoming a priority in schools across the world. But Australia is falling behind.
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The truth about teaching methods

The truth about teaching methods | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There are those who would disagree that there is even such a thing as a specifiable teaching method. And there are those who would deny us the language with which to compare methods. But setting su...
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