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Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

| October 27, 2011 | 20 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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Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

| June 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Cloud computing and mobile learning: That’s the way of the near future in education, according to the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Released by the NMC’s Horizon Project, the report distills current trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in K-12 education. “There are so many things to pay attention to in the […]

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5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

| May 16, 2011 | 99 Comments

There are many tools out there that provide a great introduction to computer science for K-12 students, but here are a few of our favorites.

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The Virtues of the Open Web

The Virtues of the Open Web

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media (which organizes the annual Maker Faire), O’Reilly Media (publisher of all those great “Missing Manuals”) heralds the virtues of the open web and the history of open-source information in this talk at Open Educational Resources 2011 talk last month. “The most important educational resource is the student,” he says.

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Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

| April 15, 2011 | 8 Comments

There’s no argument that Silicon Valley startups have influenced how businesses operate. The fact that most companies now count social media strategy as a crucial part of their operation is a testament to the Internet culture infiltrating far beyond the Internet-only based businesses. The same phenomenon is happening in education. Here are five ways tech-based […]

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