Posts Tagged ‘ Daniel Pink ’

One Story

December 21, 2009
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One Story

A number of years ago I read an article about a publication that came out about every three weeks that featured a short work of fiction whose intended length would be a train ride into the city.  I subscribed to One Story and have renewed every year. When I first read Dan Pink’s A Whole…

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Student History Story

December 19, 2009
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This  is a student example of a story board created about Pullman Illinois.  I had students read one section from the text and complete a graphic organizer.  Then I took students to a large panel of windows and had them use dry erase markers to draw out that section using any pictures they wanted to…

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YouTube – Let Children Create.m4v

December 18, 2009
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I found this clip when I was thinking about content creation.  People today, young and old, are used to creating content.  Wikis, online collaboration, social media, Twitter, the list goes on and on.  But people are creating the content. So in education, how do we incorporate that?  It’s a pretty scary thought for myself and…

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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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Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

December 16, 2009
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This is something that truly, in my opinion, limits students and flies directly in the face of A Whole New Mind. This video explores a Virginia middle school that is separating their classrooms by gender.  True to obvious stereotypes, the boys’ rooms focus on competition and physical movement.  The girls’ rooms focus on cooperation. Now…

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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

Here’s a great case for developing Daniel Pink’s Empathy aptitude.  If you read through to the last part of the article, you will see what I’m getting at. Within eight years, almost 24% of the workforce will be over the the age of 55.  Nearly 13% of workers will be between the ages of 16-24…

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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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FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!

December 13, 2009
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FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!

FISH! Philosophy :: FISH!. This is a great book that I picked up at a second-hand book sale.  It really changed my personal attitude, and as you know, that seeps into the classroom. It’s all about being positive and making the positive decision to enjoy your work.  It means that as student or teacher, you…

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Concept iPod Vacuum Sucks it Up, Sweetly | Cult of Mac

December 12, 2009
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Concept iPod Vacuum Sucks it Up, Sweetly | Cult of Mac. Now this is somebody that is making money off of their Right-brain “Play” aptitude.  Electrolux has taken the most boring chore on the planet and added a bit of fun to it.  Now whose vacuum would you buy? Share

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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

December 11, 2009
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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog. These things are just cool.  What a great way for your kids to be introduced to Daniel Pink’s Design.  Words that are used more often appear bigger, which gives you an idea of how words might relate into a visual context. So the next time you go to the lab…

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