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How Innovation and Authenticity Complement Each Other in a Corporate Environment | Innovation Management

How Innovation and Authenticity Complement Each Other in a Corporate Environment | Innovation Management | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Authenticity and innovation are two of today’s biggest corporate buzzwords. They are often considered as separate values, but in reality they have much in
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26 Glorious Things America Gave the World - Science Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

26 Glorious Things America Gave the World - Science Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

SomethingThe 26 Glorious Things America Gave the World - Science Infographic Infographic demonstrates one of America’s most important strengths.

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Something to share from middles school and high shcool social studies and the science classes. Some of the "things" given might not be conventionally used though. You might want to prepare a brief inquiry-based activity attached to exploring the relevance of these "things" in the real world.

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The Innovators Project

The Innovators Project | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A series of profiles on people who are transforming their fields by creating, educating, provoking, and delighting
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Teachers should read these articles to prepare for student questions and curiosity. Can even be assigned as part of an inquiry-based project or writing assignment. 

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Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement

Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“The lack of innovation in education is not due to a lack of creativity, but the misalignment of student and educator need to the market supply of innovations.” That’s the guiding premise of Innovate NYC Schools, a 2011 i3 Development grantee that is using technology to increase the degree of alignment and making students and teachers integral to the change process. The project is furthering the development and evaluation of the “Education Innovation Ecosystem,” a network of NYC schools, partner districts, solution developers, and investors that is helping to meet the STEM-related learning challenges of middle and high school students.

 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:24 PM

This is written from an economic perspective. Ecosystems are not economies. They are natural and organic, which is kind of what the author is trying to get at. This requires a local grasp of what is to be done.

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An Outsider's Perspective Can Drive Innovation

An Outsider's Perspective Can Drive Innovation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
There is immense value in an outsider’s perspective in innovation because they don’t have blinders on. Outsiders can make new connections, and will question the dogma within a certain industries’ walled garden.
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A Dozen Agencies Produced 19 Finalists for Tech Innovation Awards

A Dozen Agencies Produced 19 Finalists for Tech Innovation Awards | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Nextgov’s Bold Awards program recognizes feds using technology to make government work better.
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Following the Tech Innocation Awards might prove educational, especially in math, social studies, technology. 

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How To Build An Effective Culture | Digital Tonto

How To Build An Effective Culture | Digital Tonto | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
All too often, culture is mistaken for history.  It is not.  Strong cultures are able to accept and adapt to change.
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These concepts should be used for teacher training as well as school leadership training. Everyone involved in hiring should also consider the research in the power of diversity in networks. We should develop interviewing and appreciation for shared values over shared characteristics.

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Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World

Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

A participant named Chad Green once shared this with me in a LinkedIn discussion: "Check out the visual summaries of last month's US DOE Innovation Summit: http://reimaginingeducation.org/. One thing that caught my attention was the notion of an "education ecosystem," an idea that was mentioned in three separate sessions." 
Take a look at the discussions and the video. It's groundbreaking but combines the best ideas of education reform: http://reimaginingeducation.org/.

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How P...

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“The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.”


Via Rebecca Penina Simon, Saransh Garg, Brad Merrick
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Very important factors to consider in future models of learning.
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Innovation in Education

Here you will find high quality tools, templates and guides to help you get started and to share your new approaches. You will also find other like-minded practitioners who are looking for new ways to improve student learning, enhance student engagement and wellbeing, and ensure successful transitions and pathways.

The sections of this website are based on the Department’s Innovation Model which describes innovation as a process:

identify a need for something newlearn from others – adapt and enhance existing ideasplan and run your trialshare your ideas.

For more information about the website and how it may be used see: Introducing Innovate Here (PPT - 777Kb)

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Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation

Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
HUD is recognized for two programs, one to foster economic growth and another to help failing communities.
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DMV gears up to adapt rules of road for driverless cars | Top Stories | FresnoBee.com

DMV gears up to adapt rules of road for driverless cars | Top Stories | FresnoBee.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO -- Google's self-driving car had already logged hundreds of thousands of miles on Bay Area roads before Gov.
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Could be engaging talking about the problems with introducing a new technology to the public. Especially in this situation where so many lives can be impacted. What if school buses became autonomous? What if an autonomous truck crashes in a school zone? This discussion could be focused within the boundaries of this article--safety, regulation, licensing, innovation.

 

The complexities are getting interesting. I didn't think about rain and snow driving. I wonder how these cars will perform. Since Google is involved, I just assumed that privacy was out the window, especially considering the use of Google Maps and Google Now in logging one's location. I like the questions about minors being allowed/licensed to "drive". What is that going to even mean now when the car is driving itself? 

 

"The process is just getting started, but signs of tension have already emerged between state regulators and carmakers who want wide latitude to test their inventions on California roads."


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/05/27/3316499/dmv-gears-up-to-adapt-rules-of.html?sf13291628=1&sf13546551=1#storylink=cpy
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