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Student web designers help businesses

January 11, 2010
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Student web designers help businesses

This article shows the power of realistic, project-based student work.  High school students used to develop websites for fictitious companies, working in isolation from the outside world. When the business departments in the Bismarck public school system went out to find real companies to work with their students, they added both Meaning and Symphony from…

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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

January 6, 2010
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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

What a great application of an old storytelling idea.  Collaborative storytelling with Twitter. I think this ideas covers Story, Empathy, and Symphony from Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes. I really am chasing the idea of using the back channel in the classroom.  With the disaggregation of information through handheld devices and social networking, the challenge of…

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Ohio.com – From a seed, a STEM grows

January 5, 2010
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Ohio.com – From a seed, a STEM grows

This is an interesting article about a project-based middle school in Ohio.  Be sure to read through the “Related Stories” to get some more in-depth background. Project-based, inter-curricular school structure is an excellent way to develop the Symphony aptitude from A Whole New Mind.  If you read the section about the Tarantula and the Black…

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New York High Schoolers May Have Discovered New Cockroach Species – Shots – Health News Blog : NPR

January 2, 2010
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New York High Schoolers May Have Discovered New Cockroach Species – Shots – Health News Blog : NPR

I ran into this article on NPR and immediately thought of Dan Pink’s Symphony aptitude. Students are using new technology to create connections in a project-based, realistic environment.  This is something that obviously requires students to take a number of small details and assemble them into a bigger picture.  They are doing some pretty incredible…

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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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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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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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Windows as Whiteboards

May 12, 2009
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Windows as Whiteboards

Something simple but effective: Go visual with your windows as a whiteboard!

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