Learning, Innovation & Tech

November 2014

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Chinese Super Schools?

"No one, after 12 years of Chinese education, has any chance to receive a Nobel prize, even if he or she went to Harvard, Yale, Oxford or Cambridge for college . . ." Yong Zhao Read more
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Failure: It's the Badge of Honor in Silicon Valley & the OPPOSITE in School

Would this EVER Happen in a School Setting?" . . . .up to 500 tech start-up newbies have gathered with industry veterans who dish on their "biggest fail" and lead round-table discussions with titles like "How to Conduct Yourself When It All Goes Off the Rails." Read more
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MIT Prof argues that Higher Ed Online Learning is Misguided

Bring in the Hollywood budgets and special effects Read more
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Ask a student, how does your teacher learn?

"They (educators) need to be able to model their own learning process for their students. Ask just about any student how much her teacher knows, and you'll get a quick answer. Ask a student how her teacher learns, and you'll likely get a confused look. This must change . . ." -Will Richardson Read more
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The problem with tests that are not standardized

Alfie Kohn delivers a blow to teacher-created tests (the wrong kind for the wrong reasons) Read more