21st Century Student Problems and Possibilities
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An examination of how education is changing, the challenges we face, and amazing opportunities we will encounter
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Hyperakt » Work » GOOD Magazine » The Opportunity Gap

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Are the goals of education shifting from teaching content to overcoming social inequity?
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TechCrunch | Ray Kurzweil: “You Are What You Think” [TCTV]

TechCrunch | Ray Kurzweil: “You Are What You Think”  [TCTV] | 21st Century Student Problems and Possibilities | Scoop.it
This interview highlights one of the main concerns I have about the mental shift our children are taking. If the brain is formed fundamentally by our early thinking and learning, how do high school age kids shift to the new paradigm?
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Chan Loveshislife's curator insight, June 22, 2013 1:40 AM

Based on the saying "You Are What You Think", does what you think of yourself really lead to what you will eventually become? Acorrding to the famed inventor, entrepreneur and futurist, Ray Kurzweil, the brain is formed by our early thinking and learning. Therefore, the mentality of children will form their overall character as they age and turn to adolescence then adulthood. For example, if a person looks down on him or herself during his or her stressful teen years. In life that person will never go far due to the brain subconsiously telling that person that he or she will never excel in anything they do. Is this true? It's highly likely, so in life just keep moving forward and eventually you will achieve your full potential, that is what i personally feel.

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TechCrunch | Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament

TechCrunch | Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament | 21st Century Student Problems and Possibilities | Scoop.it
I am not sure gaming is the issue. Are the students engaging in the learning or the game? I just can't believe that a student hyped up for the next level is developing the intrinsic love of learning that leads to lifelong learning.
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Mimi Ito - Weblog: Connected Learning

I found this article after beginning a research paper with my 10th grade students based on the prompt: "Is the under thirty generation the dumbest generation due to technology?" Ito discusses the use of the Internet by young self-learners. My question is how to encourage young people to become self-learners rather than knowledge-avoiders.
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