Posts Tagged ‘ A Whole New Mind ’

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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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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History comes alive through program at Montgomery elementary school | MyCentralJersey.com

April 6, 2010
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History comes alive through program at Montgomery elementary school | MyCentralJersey.com

Another great use of empathy in the classroom. History is an excellent medium for developing empathy.  And these New Jersey elementary students have taken it to the next level. In the first part of the project they research historical figures.  They look into their early life and careers, following the figures throughout all of their…

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Mnemonic Device for Dan Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”

April 5, 2010
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Any time I am asked to speak at a conference, one of my main goals is to have every participant leave with something.  With Dan Pink’s Right-Brain skills, I always wanted the audience members to walk out the door and remember all six of the aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.

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Schools are friending social media | ScrippsNews

April 4, 2010
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Schools are friending social media | ScrippsNews

Empathy in math?  That’s the point of this pilot program in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Elementary students are using new math software that takes advantage of social networking.  The goal: Forcing kids to interact instead of working alone.  In other words, developing the aptitude of empathy from A Whole New Mind. Social networking has long been seen…

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Free Printable PDF Templates – Smashing Magazine

April 2, 2010
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Free Printable PDF Templates – Smashing Magazine

This is some great stuff! If you are looking at enhancing your students’ design aptitude from AWNM, any lesson plan would benefit from one or more of these templates. And for those followers of Marzano’s strategies, these templates will let you create graphic organizers, nonlinguistic representations, summary activities, and advanced organizers. There are templates for…

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High school puts its eggs in a high-tech basket – chicagotribune.com

March 31, 2010
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High school puts its eggs in a high-tech basket – chicagotribune.com

It looks like this Chicago school is going to implement quite a few of Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes, even though they did not call them by name. The article highlights a school that is implementing a new curriculum supported by Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  They will move to a collaborative, inquiry-based learning model with…

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