Posts Tagged ‘ Daniel Pink ’

How Games Reward The Brain

November 9, 2010
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As an educator we are constantly pursuing ways to engage and motivate our students.  An exciting way to appeal to the Millennial generation is through games. This TED video featuring Tom Chatfield discusses the powerful connection between our brains and the format of games.  As highlighted by Dan Pink in A Whole New Mind, the…

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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

November 4, 2010
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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

Do you need a quick activity that lets you apply Bloom’s Taxonomy?  How about a single activity that applies Bloom’s, and the Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind?  Even better, how about an activity that does all of this, yet is flexible enough to act as a “bell ringer” or a central component of…

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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

October 28, 2010
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

I wanted to share these resources with you from Mashable’s website. Animation is an excellent tool for nonlinguistic representations, a strategy endorsed by Dr. Marzano.  Animation also challenges students to reach the synthesis level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  All the student is required to do is to create a story that needs to be told.  This…

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How Can We Make Student Work Meaningful?

October 14, 2010
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How Can We Make Student Work Meaningful?

How much of our students’ days are filled with abstract concepts?  How often do kids actually get to work with their hands? This article in the New York Times caught my eye after a day of teaching intangible, purely conceptual material.  What did my students actually apply that day?  In Dan Pink’s words, what meaning…

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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

October 10, 2010
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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

This is an interesting perspective on Bloom’s Taxonomy, teaching, and game design.  The author alludes to Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes of Play and Design, but he also discusses Bloom’s Taxonomy and the use of Bloom’s Learning Levels in game design. Take a few minutes and see how a game designer applies Bloom’s higher level thinking…

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Empathy: It’s on the decline, how can we help?

October 3, 2010
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Empathy:  It’s on the decline, how can we help?

“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.” This statement solidifies the need for teachers to develop empathy, one of Dan Pink’s aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  How are students going to compete in…

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Chain of human pylons planned for Iceland – Telegraph

September 28, 2010
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Chain of human pylons planned for Iceland – Telegraph

Here is an interesting application of the Design aptitude from AWNM.  As Dan Pink states, in an age of abundance the ability to design appealing objects will become a valuable skill.  What a great way to take what could be an eye sore and turn it into something whimsical. Chain of human pylons planned for…

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Learn like a kindergartner: High Tech, Dan Pink, and A Love of Learning

September 13, 2010
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Learn like a kindergartner: High Tech, Dan Pink, and A Love of Learning

Remember “Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”? Well imagine that concept with the technology of today. That is what Professor Mitch Resnick discusses in this hour-long video about technology and learning.  Learn like a kindergartner. Don’t you remember those times?  When you wanted to go to school?  Things were new and fun. …

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Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?

September 6, 2010
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Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?

We say we want insightful and brilliant teachers, but then we insist they do their labor precisely according to a manual invented by a committee… via Seth’s Blog: Whatever happened to labor?. So as I am sitting back and enjoying Labor Day, I ran into Seth Godin’s comments about modern labor, and of course, this…

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Using iTunes U to Develop Symphony Without an iPad

August 26, 2010
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Using iTunes U to Develop Symphony Without an iPad

Apple’s iPad has taken the world by storm, and it seems that educators everywhere are fascinated by the device. At Julia Green Elementary school in Nashville, Apple’s iPad will be utilized in all of their kindergarten classrooms.  Students will be able to use the technology to surf the web, access iTunes U, and create their…

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