Daniel Pink

50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online | Online Universities

April 30, 2010
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50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online | Online Universities

There’s no better example of story, empathy, and meaning than in a great speech.  You’ll have to forgive my inner history geek here, but this collection is a truly amazing insight into human history. The collection spans political, presidential, and cultural episodes in our history, and highlights the men and women who gave a voice…

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Using Design in Note Taking

April 28, 2010
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Using Design in Note Taking

I wanted to share a template with you that I use when giving notes. The idea came from a conversation with a colleague who had attended an in-service on Marzano‘s strategies.  (To see more on Marzano and Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes see this post) When asking students to take notes, the obvious weakness in strategy…

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Earth Day: Laura Kutner Builds Guatemalan School With Plastic Bottles – ABC News

April 26, 2010
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Earth Day: Laura Kutner Builds Guatemalan School With Plastic Bottles – ABC News

This is a great example of Daniel Pink’s aptitude of Meaning from A Whole New Mind. Students in Guatemala collected plastic water bottles and built themselves a new school.  The project was was initiated by Laura Kutner, a Peace Corps volunteer. Bottles were collected, stuffed with plastic bags for reinforcement, and then made into “bricks”…

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Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

April 24, 2010
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Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

This is a great site for resources on Robert Marzano’s instructional strategies. If you are familiar with Marzano, then you will find this site particularly interesting as it connects instructional technology resources with each of his strategies.  If you are not familiar with Marzano, each strategy is briefly defined so that you can implement the…

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6 Word Stories: A Template for Videos

April 22, 2010
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6 Word Stories: A Template for Videos

I recently created a 6 Word Stories Video Template for using six word stories as video summaries.  It really does make for a quick and easy upgrade for watching videos.

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Futurity.org – Digital sink or swim for college undergrads

April 17, 2010
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Futurity.org – Digital sink or swim for college undergrads

This article has an interesting take on the “digital divide” and how it applies to college freshmen. The study looks at 500 college freshmen from California and surveyed their technical computer skills.  The findings looked at high school and home computer skills and found that many students may have used technology for academic purposes, but…

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Pay for Grades: Should Parents Bribe Kids in School? – TIME

April 15, 2010
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Pay for Grades: Should Parents Bribe Kids in School? – TIME

This article is an interesting read, and a great example of the motivation science highlighted in Dan Pink’s book Drive. In a number of experiments aimed at getting kids to do better in school, students were paid for certain outcomes.  Some students were paid for attendance, grades, and even test scores.  But the results were…

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Futurity.org – Web access alone won’t bridge digital divide

April 12, 2010
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Futurity.org – Web access alone won’t bridge digital divide

This is something that most of us would assume, but here is the data to back it up. Just providing access to the internet will not necessarily benefit students.  They must know how to use it. The study surveyed freshmen from the University of Illinois to test their “internet know-how”.  Students from lower socio-economic backgrounds…

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Futurity.org – Brain map reveals biology of intelligence

April 10, 2010
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Futurity.org – Brain map reveals biology of intelligence

I found this article on brain research, and thought of A Whole New Mind. The general background of this research was to explore the correlation between IQ tests and brain usage.  Specifically, which brain regions affect our intelligence? The tentative conclusion: Intelligence is determined by a wide range of areas and the brain’s ability to…

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

April 8, 2010
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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

I was asked once by a colleague to relate Dan Pink’s Right-Brain aptitudes to Bloom’s taxonomy.  To be honest I have always preferred to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through the verbs that are usually associated with his work.  My colleague and I threw out as many verbs as we could remember, and I wrote them on…

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