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Two weeks of creativity

Two weeks of creativity

This past week, I have been in Knoxville, TN, for Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in education, “DI is an innovative organization that teaches creativity, teamwork and problem solving to students across the U.S. and in more than 30…

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The role of teachers in Education 3.0

The role of teachers in Education 3.0

Note: This article is a part of the Designing Education 3.0 series at Education Futures. The debate continues: What is the role of a teacher? The sage on the stage or a guide on the side? In a recent Tegenlicht episode, Frank Furedi argued for…

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The role of technology in Education 3.0

The role of technology in Education 3.0

Note: This article is a part of the Designing Education 3.0 series at Education Futures. Little evidence suggests that new technologies in the classroom are being used to transform educational paradigms. At last year’s ASOMEX technology conference, ISTE‘s Don Knezek pointed out that student graduation…

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The role of schools in Education 3.0

The role of schools in Education 3.0

Note: This article is a part of the Designing Education 3.0 series at Education Futures. An an era driven by globalized relationships, innovative social technologies, and fueled by accelerating change, how should we reinvent schools? Education 3.0 schools produce knowledge-producing students, not automatons that recite…

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Leapfrogging to the New Basics

Leapfrogging to the New Basics

Are the old basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic relevant in the 21st century? Or, is it time for an upgrade? Arthur Harkins and I assembled a list of New Basics for education that can help us leapfrog to an education paradigm that is both…

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Young communication: Building future skills

Young communication: Building future skills

Cristóbal Cobo sent me this link to the Ung Kommunikation [Young Communication] project. The project examines the convergence of new technologies, youth culture and learning. And, by looking at the influence of youth culture on digital communication, the project might be able to identify a…

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Siftables: A promising future for toys

Siftables: A promising future for toys

Wow-oh-wow, oh wow!!!! From TED earlier this month: MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing…

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Knowmads in Society 3.0

Knowmads in Society 3.0

Remember nomads? In the pre-industrial age, nomads were people that moved with their livelihood (usually animal herding) instead of settling at a single location. Industrialization forced the settlement of many nomadic peoples… …but, something new is emerging in the 21st century: Knowmads. A knowmad is…

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“3G” education

“3G” education

Gustavo Andrade at UNAM in Mexico City just posted a video from a conference I participated in last April. He writes: 3G technology allows us to build an innovative vision of education. Education anywhere and at anytime, with a device that can be your own…

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McCain and Obama on educational change

McCain and Obama on educational change

Few topics are as political as education, in which at least basic schooling is compulsory for all Americans. It is fitting, then, that we conclude this week’s focus on change with a look at the changes that presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama each…

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