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YouTube – A Vision of K-12 Students Today

December 17, 2009
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This is a nice short video highlighting the need for technology in education.  Although Dan Pink states that it’s “high touch” and not necessarily “hi-tech” in A Whole New Mind, educators still have an obligation to realize the impact of technology on the upcoming generation. Like it or not, young people process things differently due…

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Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

December 16, 2009
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This is something that truly, in my opinion, limits students and flies directly in the face of A Whole New Mind. This video explores a Virginia middle school that is separating their classrooms by gender.  True to obvious stereotypes, the boys’ rooms focus on competition and physical movement.  The girls’ rooms focus on cooperation. Now…

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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

Here’s a great case for developing Daniel Pink’s Empathy aptitude.  If you read through to the last part of the article, you will see what I’m getting at. Within eight years, almost 24% of the workforce will be over the the age of 55.  Nearly 13% of workers will be between the ages of 16-24…

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Recession’s latest victim: U.S. innovation – Dec. 11, 2009

December 14, 2009
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Recession’s latest victim: U.S. innovation – Dec. 11, 2009

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FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!

December 13, 2009
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FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!

FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!. This is a great book that I picked up at a second-hand book sale.  It really changed my personal attitude, and as you know, that seeps into the classroom. It’s all about being positive and making the positive decision to enjoy your work.  It means that as student or teacher, you…

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Concept iPod Vacuum Sucks it Up, Sweetly | Cult of Mac

December 12, 2009
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Concept iPod Vacuum Sucks it Up, Sweetly | Cult of Mac. Now this is somebody that is making money off of their Right-brain “Play” aptitude.  Electrolux has taken the most boring chore on the planet and added a bit of fun to it.  Now whose vacuum would you buy? Share

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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

December 11, 2009
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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog. These things are just cool.  What a great way for your kids to be introduced to Daniel Pink’s Design.  Words that are used more often appear bigger, which gives you an idea of how words might relate into a visual context. So the next time you go to the lab…

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NEA – No More Homework Excuses

December 10, 2009
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NEA – No More Homework Excuses

NEA – No More Homework Excuses. Here’s some quick ideas for infusing fun into the classroom, and hopefully train our young learners to engage in the “Play” aptitude from A Whole New Mind. No one likes homework, so Linda Starr has compiled three ideas that might help with younger students.  They include Homework bingo, a…

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How the iPhone Could Reboot Education | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

December 9, 2009
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How the iPhone Could Reboot Education | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

How the iPhone Could Reboot Education | Gadget Lab | Wired.com. This has got to be the future of education.  Integrating the I-phone and utilizing it in education would be an engaging challenge. But what a great example of the need to develop the Symphony aptitude from A Whole New Mind.  As you read through…

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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

December 8, 2009
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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage. What a great way to develop empathy.  I’ve used some of these cartoons at PoliticalCartoons.com, which are very reasonably priced. But if you are looking for an angle to teach empathy in history, go to the Library of Congress site and use their resources.  Their analysis guide is outstanding. I use it for…

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