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Ananth Pai: engaging students through scalable game based curriculum

Abstract: Submission to the United States Innovative Education Forum http://www.microsoft.com/education/uspil/usief/default.mspx. Ananth Pai’s objective is to achieve fifth grade level growth from third grade class by individualized learning using NWEA MAP assessment and their learning continuum (DesCartes) for Reading and Math, … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Abstract: In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. For more awesome inspiration, … Continue reading

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5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science

Stop! Take 10 seconds to consider a world where computer programs did not exist.   In this world of “no computer programs,”  the following is true: The internet does not exist. Facebook does not exist. You would not be reading … Continue reading

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3 Resources to connect with other educators and have a great school year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/haiko/154105033/sizes/m/in/photostream/ I love to discover deals and free stuff(books, resources, tools.)   I am the type of person who thrives on connecting with people too.   The act of forming relationships and learning about other people and their ideas have … Continue reading

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Curiosity has landed! Touch down confirmed!

Curiosity and NASA team… You’ve made us all proud!   This is the Olympics of engineering! Wow! The rover sent back pictures too! MarsCuriosity You asked for pics from my trip. Here you go! My 1st look (of many to come) … Continue reading

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We’re about to land on Mars! Go NASA and Curiosity!

We’re about to land on Mars! Wahoo! Watch it live! Streaming video by Ustream To learn more about the mission, please visit this article from CNN. Links: http://eyes.nasa.gov/index.html How does the rover land? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU Mission details Nasa.gov Thanks @doctorjeff for … Continue reading

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MetaBlast, a video game quest through a cell.

MetaBlast is an amazing first person shooter quest through a cell.  After playing it a few times, I had to share this video game. To learn more about this game, please visit http://www.metablast.org/ . I did have a few issues starting … Continue reading

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Kickstarter games that teach math, programming, language, ecosystems, economics

Why is game based learning a meaningful trend in education? Even though millions of children do not finish high school in the US,  million of people play games for more than 45 hours per week. How can we influence that … Continue reading

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Olympics of teachers – Microsoft partners in learning forum 2012

https://twitter.com/AngelaMaiers/status/230334473017884673/photo/1   Bill Gates through his foundation has challenged our community to discover what makes a great teacher.   In this vision, we need to regularly find and celebrate great teachers.   I greatly appreciate the work Microsoft has done … Continue reading

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Organization Before Innovation

All of the technology in the world is not going to make me a good teacher. It can help me to become a better teacher. Technology in the hands of a bad teacher can be disastrous. I think that every … Continue reading

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