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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

October 10, 2010
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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

This is an interesting perspective on Bloom’s Taxonomy, teaching, and game design.  The author alludes to Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes of Play and Design, but he also discusses Bloom’s Taxonomy and the use of Bloom’s Learning Levels in game design. Take a few minutes and see how a game designer applies Bloom’s higher level thinking…

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Activities Printable – TeacherVision.com

October 10, 2010
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Bloom’s Taxonomy Activities Printable – TeacherVision.com

Recently I have returned to Bloom’s Taxonomy as I integrate Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes.  As stated in a previous post, I think that Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs fit nicely within Daniel Pink’s six essential aptitudes. I plan on sharing my Bloom’s Taxonomy research with you as I progress, and in light of that promise, I have…

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Empathy: It’s on the decline, how can we help?

October 3, 2010
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Empathy:  It’s on the decline, how can we help?

“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.” This statement solidifies the need for teachers to develop empathy, one of Dan Pink’s aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  How are students going to compete in…

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Chain of human pylons planned for Iceland – Telegraph

September 28, 2010
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Chain of human pylons planned for Iceland – Telegraph

Here is an interesting application of the Design aptitude from AWNM.  As Dan Pink states, in an age of abundance the ability to design appealing objects will become a valuable skill.  What a great way to take what could be an eye sore and turn it into something whimsical. Chain of human pylons planned for…

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Learn like a kindergartner: High Tech, Dan Pink, and A Love of Learning

September 13, 2010
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Learn like a kindergartner: High Tech, Dan Pink, and A Love of Learning

Remember “Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”? Well imagine that concept with the technology of today. That is what Professor Mitch Resnick discusses in this hour-long video about technology and learning.  Learn like a kindergartner. Don’t you remember those times?  When you wanted to go to school?  Things were new and fun. …

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Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?

September 6, 2010
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Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?

We say we want insightful and brilliant teachers, but then we insist they do their labor precisely according to a manual invented by a committee… via Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?. So as I am sitting back and enjoying Labor Day, I ran into Seth Godin’s comments about modern labor, and of course, this…

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Lesson Plan Search Engine

August 31, 2010
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Lesson Plan Search Engine

Search for free lesson plans, hassle-free. Teachers find ready-to-go lesson plans with this customized search engine.

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Using iTunes U to Develop Symphony Without an iPad

August 26, 2010
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Using iTunes U to Develop Symphony Without an iPad

Apple’s iPad has taken the world by storm, and it seems that educators everywhere are fascinated by the device. At Julia Green Elementary school in Nashville, Apple’s iPad will be utilized in all of their kindergarten classrooms.  Students will be able to use the technology to surf the web, access iTunes U, and create their…

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Upgrade This Lesson Plan

August 20, 2010
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Upgrade This Lesson Plan

Calling all teachers of the Right-Brain! Maybe you could help me upgrade this colleague’s lesson plan to include some of Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  She is looking for any number of suggestions, but if we get enough folks submitting ideas we can put it up for a vote to declare…

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BP Oil Spill Lesson Plan

July 13, 2010
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BP Oil Spill Lesson Plan

In light of the horrific environmental damage that will surely impact the Gulf Coast due to the BP oil spill, I thought I would share some thoughts on using this disaster in the classroom.  Unfortunately I think we will still be hashing out the impact of BP’s spill during August and beyond.

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