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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

| March 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

Bao Tri Photography By Anne Collier Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs know this as adults. But in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. Salen, executive director of the Institute of Play and founder of Quest to Learn, the first public school based on […]

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Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

| December 28, 2011 | 11 Comments

This week, we feature the most popular posts of the year on MindShift. In today’s dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for. […]

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Slowing Down Time With Time-Lapse Photography

Slowing Down Time With Time-Lapse Photography

| November 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Ken Murphy Watching how the passage of time changing the landscape around us offers a fascinating glimpse into all kinds of natural phenomenon: the change in weather, time, and nature. Time-lapse is a photographic technique that allows us to tune into events that normally unfold at a pace too slowly to observe directly: the […]

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Quick Look: DOE Launches Learning Registry; Microsoft Takes Over TEACH.GOV

Quick Look: DOE Launches Learning Registry; Microsoft Takes Over TEACH.GOV

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two big announcements from the Department of Education 1) A new open-source site for “existing educational portals and online systems to publish, consume and share important information about learning resources with each other and the public” — meaning parents and teachers. 2) The DOE is handing over control of its TEACH campaign—including website teach.gov—to Microsoft. […]

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Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

| October 27, 2011 | 18 Comments

Flickr:FontFont Open education sites exemplify how technology is democratizing education. These sites allow both learners and teachers to create their own curriculum, whether it’s used in or out of the classroom. Here’s a comprehensive list of open education sites MindShift has covered. As always, we love to hear about sites that aren’t included in the […]

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School Will Change, With or Without Following Rules

School Will Change, With or Without Following Rules

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Flickr:CrunchyFootsteps Public education is, by its very nature, tangled with policy, dependent on rules and regulations set by federal, state, and district mandates. What most students do in school at any given moment has been prescribed by legislation passed years before they — or their parents — entered kindergarten. But things are changing — and […]

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Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School

Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School

| August 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

  Flickr: tinkering-unlimited At Brightworks, a K-12 private school set to open in San Francisco this fall, there will be no tests, grades, or transcripts. Instead, students will participate in activities and interact with professionals in various fields, design a project that they bring to fruition themselves, and produce a multimedia portfolio that they’ll share […]

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14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools

14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools

| August 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

Easy ways to create videos, edit photos and design audio slide shows — without your own personal I.T. guy.

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Open Source Comes to Academic Publishing

Open Source Comes to Academic Publishing

| June 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

When we talk about the upheaval in educational publishing, we often focus on what students read, via digital textbooks, apps, and e-readers and tablets. But there’s another side to all this, and that’s the production of the scholarly works. For most academics, publishing their work in scholarly journals is a part of their jobs. It’s […]

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Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

| June 17, 2011 | 22 Comments

School or no school, there’s a world of learning opportunities for kids. When they’re not exploring outdoors, keep kids engaged in learning throughout the summer months with these enjoyable and educational apps and websites. For kids, playing these games is a cool pastime; for parents, it’s another way to get kids to exercise their thinking […]

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