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Future trends in education, including leadership, educational technology and philosophy.
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Recess four times a day? Why some schools are now letting kids play an hour a day.

Recess four times a day? Why some schools are now letting kids play an hour a day. | 21st century education | Scoop.it
'I tell parents all the time kids aren’t hard-wired to sit still all day, so we believe in essence we are giving children back their childhood.' And there are academic benefits.
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Recess more often means more relaxed students!  This type of planning allows for play and focus in class.

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | 21st century education | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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I have shared this TED talk before but its a good one to repeat in terms of students' passions and purpose in education.

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | 21st century education | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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Modelling play, purpose and passion for our students with TED speaker Tony Wagner for a new #21stedu

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Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play - Forbes

Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play - Forbes | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play
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Yet, if we ask a person to name three modern advancements in education, I think you will find fewer people who can give you a decent answer, let alone three.
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Preparing our students for the next stage in computerized board games, even at pre-sschool age.

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The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in Learning - PBS MediaShift

The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in Learning - PBS MediaShift | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The Pedagogy of Play and the Role of Technology in LearningPBS MediaShiftThe value of this approach extends beyond the classroom because students begin to develop a self-reliance that enjoys independent experimentation and exploration.
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Learning Matters More Than Education

Learning Matters More Than Education | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.
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Play matters in learning.  It also needs to be hands on for students to understand the complexities of academic concepts.

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Play matters in learning.  It also needs to be hands on for students to understand the complexities of academic concepts.

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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News | 21st century education | Scoop.it

"Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, its us under the microscope."

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Teaching empathy and social cohesiveness with play is addressed in this article, which includes some edtech games.

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Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people.
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Free play is disappearing in our culture.  How do we bring it back into educational spheres?

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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Interesting article about making learning relevent, playful and connected.  Mindshift.

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