Posts Tagged ‘ A Whole New Mind ’

Land O’Lakes students prepare sign language videos for the deaf – St. Petersburg Times

March 29, 2010
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Land O’Lakes students prepare sign language videos for the deaf – St. Petersburg Times

This article from the St. Petersburg times really highlights Dan Pink’s meaning and purpose. Students take the sign language that they learn in the classroom and create videos for deaf patrons of theme parks. So not only are students motivated by having a purpose in their studies, but they are also developing the right brain…

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The Lost Principles of Design | Fuel Your Creativity

March 27, 2010
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The Lost Principles of Design | Fuel Your Creativity

As teachers we may not always feel comfortable with our knowledge of design.  Because of this insecurity, I am always on the lookout for information on design basics. Balance, contrast, and proportion are all concepts that we may inherently appreciate, but trying to teach them to students is a completely different story.

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Computers Help Children Learn Computer Skills, But What Else? – Freakonomics Blog – NYTimes.com

March 25, 2010
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Computers Help Children Learn Computer Skills, But What Else? – Freakonomics Blog – NYTimes.com

Freakonomics always gives interesting insights, but this article is especially relevant to educators. This entry by Stephen Dubner highlights a study entitled “Home Computer Use and the Development of Human Capital”, which was conducted in Romania.  The importance of technology is usually an undisputed fact, but this study brought up some interesting findings about the…

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Dartmouth Engineer » Engineering by Design

March 23, 2010
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Dartmouth Engineer » Engineering by Design

What a great idea – Using improv to develop design-based thinking. This article highlights Peter Robbie’s Design Thinking class at Thayer Engineering School, which acts as an effective reminder of the powerful role that the arts can play in rigorous education. As you read the article, Robbie points out that in an age of abundance…

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Academic Rigor and Student Engagement: A Perfect Match | Asia Society

March 22, 2010
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Academic Rigor and Student Engagement: A Perfect Match | Asia Society

What an interesting application of Dan Pink’s ideas from A Whole New Mind. Chris Livaccari outlines how to apply Dan Pink’s ideas in a Chinese language classroom. Although I have always held the flexibility of Dan Pink’s ideas in the highest regard, I never could have imagined applying them in a Chinese language class.

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Business thinking in the knowledge economy | guardian.co.uk

March 20, 2010
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Business thinking in the knowledge economy | guardian.co.uk

This interview is an extremely quick read,  but I think Dan Pink does an excellent job at concisely describing the role of design-based thinking in business, and the importance of empathy in the business world. As educators we sometimes lose site of the fact that our students will be leaving the world of education even…

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The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA – CTC touts video games to teach math, science

March 18, 2010
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The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA – CTC touts video games to teach math, science

Maybe its Spring Break Fever, but I keep finding resources for Dan Pink’s “play” aptitude from AWNM. This Pennsylvania school district is looking at implementing video games into their curriculum with the goal of enticing kids to study math and science. In a partnership between New York University and Microsoft, the initiative known as the…

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Learn to Read with phonics

March 16, 2010
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Learn to Read with phonics

This is another site that was passed along to me as a viable technology tool that enhances Dan Pink’s aptitude of “play”. It looks like the site has different grade-appropriate levels, starting with the alphabet and moving on to rudimentary reading. One of the interesting statements on the site is that even though it is…

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FunBrain.com

March 14, 2010
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FunBrain.com

One of our technology people passed this site along to me, so I thought I would share it with all of you. Any elementary teacher that can get a little lab time might appreciate this site.  It has a huge variety of educational games, which would not only entertain kids but would also enhance the…

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The Truth About the Average Twitter User [STATS]

March 12, 2010
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The Truth About the Average Twitter User [STATS]

In education we love to follow the latest fads in technology.  At most of the conferences and professional development I have attended over the past year, Twitter was always presented as an instructional technology of the future. But if you read through this article, you’ll find that only 21% of Twitter users are classified as…

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