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Reduce your stress level with keeping a plan of awesome

I have the great pleasure of sharing my life with my wife who teaches college Biology.   We have a number of friends who are preparing their final plans for the fall semester.   I have to admit the process of planning and executing a quality class can become overwhelming.  As a designer of software, I have

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Do you feel our education system values creativity?

As a musician and software designer, I care about my children and future generations being creative.   I believe creativity fills my life with passion, teaches me to be expressive, and helps me as a problem solver.    Sir Ken Robinson has some thoughtful remarks on how our education system treats creativity. Do you feel

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#levelupbc inspires and teaches using community building, crowd sourcing, and games.

Great recipes start with great ingredients.   The folks at the #levelupbc have served up a dish of awesomeness with the ingredients of passion for teaching, community building, crowd sourcing, and games. Through this blog, my wife and I want to celebrate people and organizations innovating in education.    As a community of leaders and

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How can YouTube support great teachers? Can we flip education?

Published on June 30, 2012 by in teaching

As a student, I want to learn and succeed in my classes for a variety of personal motivations.   I believe that I thrive when my teachers cared about me enough to give me individualized attention.   How do we encourage this style of teaching?   To answer this question, I would like to introduce you to

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National STEM Video Game Challenge 2010 Youth Prize Winners

As I have reviewed materials from the GamesForChange.org conference, I have become more convinced that education has a huge impact to the future of our economic future.   I have also enjoyed seeing the results of “game based learning” challenges. The students in this video give me hope that the US can continue to be innovation

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The Gamification of Education Infographic

@MacmillanMexico The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech http://buff.ly/M0Chpy via @Knewton Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

 
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What makes a great teacher?

Why is this important? Great leaders are born from great teachers. For those that do not belong to the top 20% of society, the quality of education seems to be degrading. Over 30% of high school students never graduate. For minorities, over 50% of high school students do not finish. If we value education as

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