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SXSW EDU 2013 Highlights

What we loved at SXSW EDU 2013

NoTosh learning | digital | design thinking

Learn from the creative practices of some of the best media and tech companies in the world, with whom NoTosh works every day.


MakeGamesWithUs has a whole free year of iOS Curriculum for students to learn to build their own apps!

Possible Worlds — Play. Replay. Rethink

Helping students disentangle misconceptions they bring to the classroom from the concepts and content they learn in the classroom, particularly in the sciences through games

Center for Advanced Technology in Schools

The mission of the Center for Advanced Technology in Schools (CATS) is to conduct high-quality research, development, assessment, and evaluation of games and other advanced technologies intended to improve learning.

Scot Osterweil - The Four Freedoms of Play, HBS 25 Apr 2007 (audio fix) - YouTube

Scot Osterweil, a pioneer in learning and game play, shares his thoughts on the concept of "The Four Freedoms of Play."

Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg teaches 11th-grade American History at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st-century learning. SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.

Living the Dream

I have taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies and currently teach at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. My practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again.

dlaufenberg / Embracing Failure

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. - John Dewey

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Learn From Failure - Video - Harvard Business Review

Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School professor, describes strategies for analyzing workplace mistakes and producing more intelligent ones. She is the author of the HBR article Strategies for Learning from Failure....

The Resilient Leader

With the world economy in dire straits, educators have never faced more changes and challenges day-to-day. As a result, thoughtful leaders in education are eager to learn how to be more resilient.

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.

Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves | Video on

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?

Thanks, Textbooks. - Based on how old that kid looks, I’d say this is...

Based on how old that kid looks, I’d say this is less a math problem than it is a psychological issue.

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

Encourage students' higher order questioning \ The Lab

Move questioning beyond recall and towards evaluation and analysis

Build a project nest \ The Lab

Surround yourselves with the artefacts of what you have learned, your ideas and progress.

Stop ping pong questioning. Try basketball instead - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

A little run of posts inspired by my favourite educationalist of the past decade, Dylan Wiliam. He's the chap that explained formative assessment to me in twelve pages flat, and changed my practice forever. In this two-minute clip he pleads with us to move away from IRE questioning (Initiate a question to the class, Response comes from one child, Evaluation...

Ewan McIntosh Keynotes \ Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh engages audiences across the world

Tom Barrett Keynotes \ Tom Barrett

Helping people re-discover the curiosity they had when they were six years old

POP - Prototyping on Paper By Woomoo

POP helps you make interactive prototype with ease. If you can draw, you can design apps. The workflow is ridiculously simple:1⃣ Design on Paper2⃣ Take Pictures3⃣ Link & Play Complicated wireframing tools slow us down. Why not use the most efficient tools, pen & paper, to create prototypes?That's why we make POP. You simply take pictures of your wireframe, link these pictures, and it'll work on iPhone!

An Ethic of Excellence, building a culture of craftsmanship with students.

Beautiful Learning Spaces