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Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace - New York Times

Education and Training Has Not Kept PaceNew York TimesSome of the high-tech jobs in demand may require no more than an associate's degree or other technical certifications. By Cecilia A. Conrad.
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Richard Feynman, Spinning Plates and Serious Play

Richard Feynman, Spinning Plates and Serious Play | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
By Think Jar Collective founder Ben Weinlick

My first introduction to Feynman came some years ago when hearing that Feynman came up with his Nobel winning Physic’s insight through watching students throw and spin plates in the cafeteria of Cornell University.

I thought it was so cool that a person could have an important insight from something as ordinary and mundane as happening to notice someone amuse themselves by throwing a plate up in the air in a school cafeteria. For me, gaining creative insights or ideas from unexpected places is what initially drew me to research creativity and eventually led to the creation of Think Jar Collective.

There is a pattern that needs to be there for relevant creative ideas to arise. In a nutshell the pattern is something like this…
Focus on a creative challenge for a bit…then let go… repeat many times

If we look a bit deeper the general pattern has the following features…
- Domain Knowledge: You need to know your domain you want creative ideas in (like how Feynman was already a physicist and knew “the rules”)
- Focus: You need to spend a lot of time thinking about your challenge or problem you want some creative ideas around, (Feynman worked on physics problems a lot)
- Let Go: You need to periodically and regularly interrupt the brooding about a problem and do something totally differently (Like how Feynman went down to the cafeteria for a break). Even better if you schedule regular interruptions.
- Serious Play: (Serious means the play is purposeful. This doesn’t mean boring playfulness; spontaneity is part of it. Serious play means you value play as a tool for fostering creative thinking. You have fun with it all; you explore and tease the old rules too. As you’ll soon see Feynman was a master of serious play)


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Feynman knew the difference between knowing something by name and really knowing something. He did not take things on face value and was always asking questions of things. Common sense is not always correct. He dug deeper in to problems and celebrated mystery. The most interesting questions are the ones that nobody has the answer to.    

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40 ways education technology will be used in the future - EdTech Times

40 ways education technology will be used in the future - EdTech Times | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
RT @tankom_hans: Infographic: The driving trends and the ways that technology will be used in education in the future: http://t.co/eEyaDfnA #tankom...
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Twitter Takes The "Tweet" Out Of "Promoted Tweets"

Twitter Takes The "Tweet" Out Of "Promoted Tweets" | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
News updates all day from Fast Company.(Twitter Takes The "Tweet" Out Of "Promoted Tweets" http://t.co/pxI61EVs #Technology...)...
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Stephen Colbert Skewers Texas GOP's Attack on Critical Thinking - Education - GOOD

Stephen Colbert Skewers Texas GOP's Attack on Critical Thinking - Education - GOOD | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
The minds of our young people are being poisoned by knowledge!
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More Americans Question The Value Of College

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Some Americans spend thousands--even hundreds of thousands--of dollars on higher education. As the cost of a degree continues to rise, it appears some have begun to question the worth of a college education.
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Why we need to bring creativity and technology back together across the curriculum

Why we need to bring creativity and technology back together across the curriculum | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
A professional den-maker on how she helps teachers transform their classrooms into thrilling learning environments (Why we need to bring creativity and technology back together across the curriculum http://t.co/VHeTG5Zp...
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Primary Ideas: Apps for Your Primary Classroom

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New Post on the Blog: "Apps for Your Primary Classroom" - http://t.co/Y0wLaKiu #edtech #adedu #apps #BYOD #edchat...
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YouTube curriculum teaches digital citizenship

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A new curriculum, available on YouTube, is intended to help teachers show teenagers how to be good digital citizens.
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Online education startups: a field guide

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According to disruptive innovation expert Clayton Christensen, half of North American higher education will move online in the next ten years, followed by half of k-12 education by 2019.
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7 more requests OKd for waivers from No Child Left Behind law - Los Angeles Times

7 more requests OKd for waivers from No Child Left Behind law - Los Angeles Times | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Washington Times7 more requests OKd for waivers from No Child Left Behind lawLos Angeles TimesEducation Secretary Arne Duncan announced that Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia would join 26...
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Adobe Caters To The Education Sector With e-Learning Suite 6 And Presenter 8 -- Trefis

Adobe Caters To The Education Sector With e-Learning Suite 6 And Presenter 8 -- Trefis | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) has announced the availability of Adobe e-Learning Suite 6, a toolbox for creating professional grade e-learning and HTML5 based m-learning content.
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Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education

Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 years of formal university learning and teaching does not change quickly, or without a struggle.
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Facebook app helps ferret out pedophiles 

The sad reality is, there are dangerous adults on the Internet who monitor the Internet behavior of children, even if their own parents are ...
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How Do We Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline? | Education

How Do We Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline? | Education | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Embracing the concept of restorative justice, a number of Oakland schools are fighting to upend the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues local communities. (How Do We Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline?
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No Copyright Protection in Education Means No More Innovation From

No Copyright Protection in Education Means No More Innovation From | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Education is an international space, and so I thought that in today's post we'd have a look outside the U.S. and to its neighbor up north. University World News had an interesting article on how Canadian publishers have ...
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Emerson, Harvard, Babson named among most social media-savvy colleges in country

Emerson, Harvard, Babson named among most social media-savvy colleges in country | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
A website aimed at female college students has named Emerson College the most social media-savvy school in the country. (Education 5-0 Mag: Emerson, Harvard, Babson named among most social media-savvy colleges in ...
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Middle School Moment – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE

Middle School Moment – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz has uncovered a series of indicators that he says can predict how likely a student is to drop out of high school: attendance, behavior and course performance, which he describes as the "ABCs." Here, he...
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Will Technology Civilize Us? - Forbes

Will Technology Civilize Us? - Forbes | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
At the dawn of infotech, we had some solid ideas about what technology could accomplish. Increase productivity? Check. Connect people and organizations? Check. Reduce the consumption of paper? Possibly.
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The Feldman File: Reviews of six eTextbook platforms

The Feldman File: Reviews of six eTextbook platforms | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Reviews of six higher-education eTextbook platforms: http://t.co/tMVfMiOP...
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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk | Social media in higher education

EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk | Social media in higher education | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Post Navigation - Random and Cool - Tools for Teachers - Tools for Students - Integrate Mobile Devices - Online Learning & eLearning - Social Learning - Test Prep - Textbooks - Games that Teach - Miscellaneous / Others (EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for ...
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Education: The Past, The Present and The Future #2

Education:  The Past, The Present and The Future #2 | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
You know you’ve read a good post when it makes you have several different thoughts about something important.  While this post begins like another, it has a totally different ending… Re...
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why do you want to teach in a high need school?

why do you want to teach in a high need school? | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Ask a question about anything and AOL Answers. will send it to people & experts who can help. Connect with people and share your personal knowledge with the community. ("why do you want to teach in a high need school?
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Google profit jumps 11% to $2.8 billion

Google profit jumps 11% to $2.8 billion | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
Google's cost-per-click continued to sink, but the search giant's profit and sales soared.
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How do high school students perceive college? - EdTech Times

How do high school students perceive college? - EdTech Times | Rewriting the world | Scoop.it
How do high school students perceive college? July 9, 2012 by: Jamie Reysen · 0 · Tweet. GOOD education and the University of Phoenix assembled this infographic that gives us some insight as to what high school students perceptions of ...
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Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace - New York Times

Education and Training Has Not Kept PaceNew York TimesSome of the high-tech jobs in demand may require no more than an associate's degree or other technical certifications. By Cecilia A. Conrad.
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