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Design Thinking

Does changing how you make things change the way you live? The answer is "yes," according to Made in the Future, an experimental project I collaborated on with some colleagues at IDEO Boston. The Made in the Future website recently launched and it explores how today's innovations in maker technology might affect designers and society at large five to ten years from now.

Seth Godin

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Irresistible Ideas for play based learning " Blog Archive " a mixed bag

Last weekend we had an enquiry on our Irresistible Ideas Facebook page about uses for clear hair gel. Our instant thought was to use it as a sensory experience - just as you would finger paint. It smells okay (kind of) and it feels cool, sticky and gooey ...

Ditch That Textbook

My 6-year-old daughter found a copy of "Frozen" in her Easter basket this weekend, courtesy of the Easter Bunny himself. She could already quote much of the movie before getting her own copy, so it's no surprise that we watched it yesterday.


I think everyone would agree that the world of education is changing in many ways. Technology has played a huge part in this change. What teachers and students are capable of doing in (and out of) the classroom is radically changing due to this technology.

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Marie Arturi, the CEO/Founder Buncee and a creative communication evangelist. Her nephew is one of my teachers at New Milford HS. Consider for a moment how we, as adults, consume content today. We're constantly immersed in media.




a/k/a [Makeover] Painted Cubes ( See preview.) That's a very helpful comment from a recent workshop participant. Textbooks don't have that same luxury. Here's an example. Watch how Connected Mathematics treats the classic Painted Cube problem: Here are elements the textbook has already added: A central question.




Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents. Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.

2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Erin Montgomery

Camp has officially started. If you know me, you know that I probably love dogs more than most humans. I know that I am not alone, especially here in musher country. Today in camp we met Philip Waters, he feels the same exact way as I do about dogs.


As far too many American schools become obsessed with time-on-task, achievement, and beating the rest of the world in long division, play, recess, and even socializing over lunch fade into memory. Kids in schools lucky enough to still have art, drama, or music programs often have to wake before dawn to attend "zero period" or stay at school until dark, followed by an obscene quantity of homework....

LeadLearner: From Engagement or Empowerment

Bill Ferriter wrote this bit about student empowerment versus student engagement (Check out his blog). The crux of his post centered on the fact that if we want to empower students in their learning, we have to construct content in such a way that challenges students to take ownership.

Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog

The combination of the Vernier Video Physics and the Vernier Graphical Analysis apps works well to digitize and analyze simple video x,y coordinate data on the iPad. However, it is sometimes desirable to digitize more complex data (e.g., changes in the area of an object over time), and other apps work better in this regard.




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Shake Up Learning Blog

This is the Shake Up Learning blog. The purpose of this blog is to share instructional technology resources for educators.