Posts Tagged ‘ Symphony ’

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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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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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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Google Launches Web Store for Cloud-Based Apps | Wired.com

March 11, 2010
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Google Launches Web Store for Cloud-Based Apps |  Wired.com

I’ve been hearing about this launch by Google, and it looks pretty darn cool. I am a big Google Apps fan, and I use it extensively in my international studies program.  If you want to develop a collaborative environment, I really think it’s the best.  Plus, you can get an enhanced education version for free!…

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“Thinking Space” Maps Your Mind on Android – Lifehacker

March 10, 2010
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“Thinking Space” Maps Your Mind on Android – Lifehacker

This android app caught my eye, as I am always looking for technology-based tools for design thinking. As our students continue to be less and less paper-based, we might find that digital brain storming will become indispensable.  And from a classroom perspective, what a perfect solution to the shortage of whiteboard space and laptops.

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Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]

March 2, 2010
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Social Networks Play a Major Part in How We Get News [STATS]

This data cries for Dan Pink’s symphony aptitude from A Whole New Mind. Just take this one statistic: Of those people who get their news online, 75% get that news from forwarded e-mails or social networking sites. We have to develop our students’ ability to take large amounts of information and find patterns.  How do…

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Golden Gate High science project selected for Mars research station in Utah » Naples Daily News

February 24, 2010
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Golden Gate High science project selected for Mars research station in Utah » Naples Daily News

How cool would it be for your science students to help NASA explore Mars? That’s exactly what has happened with these Florida Freshmen. The contest, sponsored by Space Florida, encourages students to develop projects that can be used in space exploration.  This group from Golden Gate High School won the contest, and are shipping their…

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Students Learn Life Lessons At JA’s Biz Town – cbs4.com

February 23, 2010
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Students Learn Life Lessons At JA’s Biz Town – cbs4.com

I ran into this article that discusses “Biz Town”, which lets students run a small business.  Students learn about the myriad details that surface when faced with real life situations.  Like the Symphony aptitude in Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind, there is a large amount of information and details thrown at students.  They then…

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Future cities built on $100, imagination – Education – NewsObserver.com

February 17, 2010
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Future cities built on $100, imagination – Education – NewsObserver.com

You can’t beat real-world application.  They provide both Symphony and Meaning to any subject. These students designed earthquake resistant buildings for a fictitious city in Japan.  Through an unfortunate turn of events, the devastation in Haiti occurred during this project.  In a poignant way students could see the importance of their work. In the article,…

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