Daniel Pink

Teachers Using Technology – A New York Times Project

November 21, 2010
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Teachers Using Technology – A New York Times Project

This is a great article for Thanksgiving week, and a great glimpse at how teachers across our country are developing Dan Pink’s aptitude of Symphony. Take a few minutes to read through the article, and if you have time, check out these teacher-submitted videos.  They really do show you why Bloom’s Taxonomy was revamped to…

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How Games Reward The Brain

November 9, 2010
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As an educator we are constantly pursuing ways to engage and motivate our students.  An exciting way to appeal to the Millennial generation is through games. This TED video featuring Tom Chatfield discusses the powerful connection between our brains and the format of games.  As highlighted by Dan Pink in A Whole New Mind, the…

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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

November 4, 2010
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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

Do you need a quick activity that lets you apply Bloom’s Taxonomy?  How about a single activity that applies Bloom’s, and the Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind?  Even better, how about an activity that does all of this, yet is flexible enough to act as a “bell ringer” or a central component of…

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The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Now Belongs to China

October 30, 2010
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The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Now Belongs to China

I’m not too sure what this will mean for the future, but it seems worth noting that the world’s fastest computer no longer resides in the United States.  As a teacher, why should I be concerned? Because this example provides even more proof that the world is flattening.  The U.S. does not solely possess the…

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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

October 28, 2010
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

I wanted to share these resources with you from Mashable’s website. Animation is an excellent tool for nonlinguistic representations, a strategy endorsed by Dr. Marzano.  Animation also challenges students to reach the synthesis level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  All the student is required to do is to create a story that needs to be told.  This…

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How Can We Make Student Work Meaningful?

October 14, 2010
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How Can We Make Student Work Meaningful?

How much of our students’ days are filled with abstract concepts?  How often do kids actually get to work with their hands? This article in the New York Times caught my eye after a day of teaching intangible, purely conceptual material.  What did my students actually apply that day?  In Dan Pink’s words, what meaning…

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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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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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