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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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Can Schools Be Held Accountable Without Standardized Tests?

Can Schools Be Held Accountable Without Standardized Tests? | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
A Colorado school district is trying to prove to the state that its performance-based assessments of student learning work better than state standardized tests.
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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?
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Five Things That Changed At My School When We Adopted A Competency-Based Model

Five Things That Changed At My School When We Adopted A Competency-Based Model | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” This ancient Chinese proverb sums up my view on why just three years ago it was time for my school, Sanborn Region...
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Walkstation Treadmill Desks by Details from Steelcase | Steelcase Store

Walkstation Treadmill Desks by Details from Steelcase  |  Steelcase Store | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Walkstation Height-Adjustable Desk and Treadmill by Details from Steelcase. Walk while you work.
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Charles Lindbergh Quotes at BrainyQuote

Charles Lindbergh Quotes at BrainyQuote | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Enjoy the best Charles Lindbergh Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Charles Lindbergh, American Aviator, Born February 4, 1902. Share with your friends.
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Are we preparing students for life?

Are we preparing students for life? | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
We are preparing our students for life. I hear so many educators use this sentence when asked, what is the purpose of education? Many years ago I believed that to be true as well. Maybe many genera...
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What do you mean we’re free to learn about something solely because we find it interesting? [VIDEO] | Dangerously Irrelevant

What do you mean we’re free to learn about something solely because we find it interesting? [VIDEO] | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
This September, TEDx was being introduced at a local middle school.
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Why Finland's Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World

Why Finland's Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
It ignores the tactics its rivals hold so dear.
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Connected Learning

Connected Learning | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Learn more about the research and vision behind this new approach to learning, and hear from others who are already practicing connected learning.
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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Given Tablets But No Teachers, Ethiopian Kids Teach Themselves

Given Tablets But No Teachers, Ethiopian Kids Teach Themselves | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply droppin...
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Horace Greeley High School unveils 'cutting edge' class space

Horace Greeley High School unveils 'cutting edge' class space | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Chappaqua educators change class space to change the way kids learn
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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The Value of Internships: A Dose of the Real World in High School

Internships in the community can be a great way to show students the value of learning and bring their passions back into the classroom.
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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
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Jim Collins: Be Great Now

Jim Collins: Be Great Now | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
The leadership expert sits down with Inc. editor-at-large Bo Burlingham to talk about what makes great companies tick.
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Amanda Ripley: Ask the kids

Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist who writes about human behavior and public policy. For Time Magazine and the Atlantic, she has chronicled the stories…
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own?
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Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education

Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
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The Nerdy Teacher: I Could Start a School In Evernote's Offices Today #EvernoteLife

The Nerdy Teacher: I Could Start a School In Evernote's Offices Today #EvernoteLife | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
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5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant

5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational "What if's???" | Scoop.it
Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning,...
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Foundations: The Learning Landscape

Students in rural northwest Georgia utilize the design thinking method to build classroom furniture.
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