Posts Tagged ‘ Daniel Pink ’

NEA – No More Homework Excuses

December 10, 2009
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NEA – No More Homework Excuses

NEA – No More Homework Excuses. Here’s some quick ideas for infusing fun into the classroom, and hopefully train our young learners to engage in the “Play” aptitude from A Whole New Mind. No one likes homework, so Linda Starr has compiled three ideas that might help with younger students.  They include Homework bingo, a…

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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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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

December 8, 2009
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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage. What a great way to develop empathy.  I’ve used some of these cartoons at PoliticalCartoons.com, which are very reasonably priced. But if you are looking for an angle to teach empathy in history, go to the Library of Congress site and use their resources.  Their analysis guide is outstanding. I use it for…

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The Backchannel Book by Cliff Atkinson

December 8, 2009
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The Backchannel Book by Cliff Atkinson

The Backchannel Book by Cliff Atkinson. This is an interesting phenomenon for teachers.  As much as we don’t like to admit it, we lecture.  And, as much as we don’t like to admit it, students do not always pay attention. What if we as teachers could use the “backchannel” – Twitter and other online chatting?

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Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

December 7, 2009
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Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again. Now this is an excellent piece of technology for Story.  Students can get the experience of researching a topic and then weaving a story from it. I have seen teachers use this to explain classical music.  I have also seen some very interesting uses in…

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Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine

December 7, 2009
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Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine

Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine. You really need to look through this site and learn more about Six-Word Memoirs.  This is an effective way to get students to digest large amounts of information, use the most effective words, and synthesize an expansive concept with next-to-nothing. I have personally started using this technique to have my…

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Using Animoto

December 7, 2009
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Using Animoto

Animoto Home Page A colleague told me about this site and I unleashed my students on it.  It really is a simple idea that hits on some major components of the Story and Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind.  It’s easy and lets students focus on telling a story, not on learning new software.

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The Fun Theory

December 7, 2009
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The Fun Theory You really should check these videos out.  When Daniel Pink mentions the aptitude of “Play” in A Whole New Mind, he had to mean something like this.  It really puts the theory of fun into some practical applications.  I know there are uses for the classroom and a place for the Fun…

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Video Games in Education

December 7, 2009
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Here is a very interesting video from Edutopia that I found on Dan Pink’s blog. James Paul Gee, a professor from Arizona State University, argues that creativity, innovation, problem solving and collaboration are the future of eduction. I think you will appreciate his assessment of 21st century skills. This is a perfect example of implementing…

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Elegant Design With Dan Pink

December 7, 2009
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Elegant Design With Dan Pink Daniel Pink gives a quick background on his book, A Whole New Mind, and discusses his right brain theory of skills for the 21st century.  When he begins discussing design, Dan really gets going.  He gives a concise and convincing argument for developing the design aptitude in all of us. …

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