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How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education - Jason Orgill and Douglas Hervey - Harvard Business Review

How Online Innovators Are Disrupting Education - Jason Orgill and Douglas Hervey - Harvard Business Review | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

As Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn argued in "Disrupting Class," insufficient money, the teachers' unions, and large classroom size, all relevant issues, are not the root cause of our schools' troubles. The real problem lies in the effects standardized education has had on a student's internal and external motivation. As the authors point out, "When education is well aligned with one's stronger intelligences, aptitudes, or styles, understanding can come more easily and with greater enthusiasm."

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Framework for 21st Century Learning

Framework for 21st Century Learning | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes with innovative support systems

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Text Messages - The Least Common Denominator in the Classroom | Disrupt Education | Big Think

Text Messages - The  Least Common Denominator in the Classroom | Disrupt Education | Big Think | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

When it comes to effectiveness in a public education context, one of the simplest technologies may be the best.

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PLAY! New Media Literacies - PLAY! Framework

PLAY! New Media Literacies - PLAY! Framework | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

Project New Media Literacies's "Participatory Learning and You" (PLAY) framework for understanding the competencies & skills kids need to be successful in the 21st century media & technology environment. 

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Was This Professor Fired for Requiring Students to Think? - Education - GOOD

Was This Professor Fired for Requiring Students to Think? - Education - GOOD | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

The egregious "No Child Left Behind" law has failed this country's students. Now the effects of training kids to expect bottle-fed education is punishing college professors. A business prof was denied tenure when students gave him negative evals because he "didn't lecture enough" and used the Socratic method to generate creative thought and participation. Student reaction: "...they had never been asked to do this kind of work before and weren't about to do it now."

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Shaping Tech for the Classroom | Edutopia

Shaping Tech for the Classroom | Edutopia | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it

21st century jobs require critical thinking, creativity, & collaboration skills, yet the "No Child Left Behind" act focuses mainly on rote memorization. But some schools have found ways to integrate strategic uses of technology to better prepare students for the future job market. http://bit.ly/neMQWW

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YouTube Space Lab Competition Will Blast Teen Science Experiments Into Orbit - Education - GOOD

YouTube Space Lab Competition Will Blast Teen Science Experiments Into Orbit - Education - GOOD | Let's Fix Public Education | Scoop.it
Two budding scientists will have their experiments carried out on the International Space Station.
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Can Mobile Devices Transform Education?

They provide access to the knowledge and tools available on the web; have engaging interactive capabilities; and are less expensive and more ubiquitous than computers - so how can we utilize mobile devices to enhance and, perhaps, transform education?

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