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Welcome to Creative Education. This PearlTree is dedicated to expanding our view on Education and Creativity and how the two can be combined to innovate in and outside of schools. As an educator myself I take personal pride in providing my students with the most relevant information and tools.

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Docein. New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture. MOOC Articles. Stanford History Education Group. CST Research Project Tour: Coming up with a Topic. About UDL. National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials. UDL Book Builder. Critical Thinking Model 1. To Analyze Thinking We Must Identify and Question its Elemental Structures Standard: Clarityunderstandable, the meaning can be grasped Could you elaborate further?

Critical Thinking Model 1

Could you give me an example? Could you illustrate what you mean? Standard: Accuracyfree from errors or distortions, true. Socratic Questioning. Techniques > Questioning > Socratic Questions Conceptual | Assumptions | Rationale | Viewpoint | Implications | Question | See also Socrates was one of the greatest educators who taught by asking questions and thus drawing out answers from his pupils ('ex duco', means to 'lead out', which is the root of 'education').

Socratic Questioning

Sadly, he martyred himself by drinking hemlock rather than compromise his principles. Bold, but not a good survival strategy. The Essential Psychopathology Of Creativity. Andrea Kuszewski If we could identify a gene for creativity, let's call it the "creativity gene", you would be hard pressed to find very many people who would consider it a "negative gene" or a hazard to possess or carry.

The Essential Psychopathology Of Creativity

But what if, purely hypothetically, we could identify a gene for Schizophrenia? Or Bipolar Disorder? Cooperative Learning. Definition Cooperative learning consists of instructional techniques that require positive interdependence between learners in order for learning to occur.

Cooperative Learning

Basic Elements Research shows that both competitive and cooperative interaction are a healthy part of a child’s repertoire of behavior. By second grade, however, urban children have effectively extinguished their cooperative behavior and persist in competition, even when it’s counterproductive. By developing deliberately cooperative techniques, educators aim to correct the unconscious societal and educational bias that favors competition. Education. Announcing our new eBook – iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights. Imagine, program, share.

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning? Thinkstock When parents and teachers consider how children learn, it’s usually the intellectual aspects of the activity they have in mind.

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning?

Imagine Learning: Students with Disabilities. Five Key Components of Reading No more roadblocks to reading.

Imagine Learning: Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities often struggle to acquire basic reading skills. Research indicates that these students benefit from instruction that is explicit and sequenced, ensuring that key prerequisite skills are met before more complex tasks are required. Imagine Learning provides explicit instruction in five basic reading skills: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

C.C.T. TEACHERS-Kids 6-12 Years

C.C.T.-TED VIDEOS. Information On Speakers v.003. DEPT Giveaway from dept.nl. Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos. Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled “The Problem with TED ed.”

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos

It got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined. As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. However, I am disheartened to hear so many people describe the flipped classroom as a model where teachers must record videos or podcasts for students to view at home.

There are many teachers who do not want to record videos either because they don’t have the necessary skills or equipment, their classes don’t include a lot of lecture that can be captured in recordings, or they are camera shy. Too often the conversation surrounding the flipped classroom focuses on the videos- creating them, hosting them, and assessing student understanding of the content via simple questions or summary assignments.

Global Education

C.C.T. EDUC.-TED. Mac miner front-ends to Diablo and RPC. Presenting beginner-friendly Mac frontends for the two popular miners DiabloMiner (GPU) and RPCminer (CPU)!

Mac miner front-ends to Diablo and RPC

The applications work like normal applications on the Mac were you double-click to start them, and after answering some questions you’re all set. For future runs just double-click on the application icons and you’ll start mining immediately. Considering Using Technology In Education? Read This First. Back in February, a local Swedish newspaper reported that the Stockholm suburb of Sollentuna planned to transition entirely away from textbooks to tablet PCs by 2013. In a familiar argument, Sollentuna ed leaders argued that their schools should embrace technology–that they were in, in fact, in the ‘backwater’ compared to others. Insecurity The evolution of anything depends on (sometimes unequal parts) emotion and logic.

For many professionals, there is a constant insecurity that someone somewhere is doing it better–faster, smarter, for less money, with better results. The trouble is that the data for these “other people” that are undoubtedly “doing it better” is usually scant: a compelling video, a bar graph reflecting test scores, a carefully-crafted blog post explaining their success in detail. 25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms. The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Las mejores aplicaciones de iPad para profesores y alumnos.

The Quest to Gamify Education - One goal: To increase student engagement by incorporating game mechanics within the classroom. 10 Ideas in Pursuit of a Global Curriculum. Learning, Innovation and Society. Lessons Worth Sharing.

Creative Education SIMMERING POT

Mira, piensa, profundiza y crea tu lección en TED-Ed. TED (Tecnología, Entretenimiento, Diseño) es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a difundir ideas valiosas.

Mira, piensa, profundiza y crea tu lección en TED-Ed

TED-Ed es una iniciativa de TED que nos permite crear lecciones personalizadas tomando como base las publicadas en su espacio web o bien crearlas desde cero a partir de vídeos de YouTube. El pasado mes de marzo, Ted puso en marcha un canal en YouTube formado por una docena de vídeos creados especialmente para estudiantes universitarios y gente interesada en aprender. Ahora arranca la segunda fase del proyecto con la plataforma TED-Ed, una web diseñada para permitir a los profesores crear lecciones en torno a los vídeos. No se trata de crear una universidad on line, sino de aprovechar el talento de los mejores profesores del mundo, dándoles herramientas para que puedan compartir sus materiales con otros docentes y con los alumnos.

TED-Ed es la videoteca educativa de TED, en palabras de sus creadores, “el compromiso de crear lecciones que merezca la pena compartir. Kelvin Doe at TEDxTeen. 15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T. State Of NOW's #140edu on USTREAM: Welcome to #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW This event will be taking place July 31st and August 1st 2012.

Welcome to #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW This event will be taking place July 31st and August 1st 2012 at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue) in New York City.

State Of NOW's #140edu on USTREAM: Welcome to #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW This event will be taking place July 31st and August 1st 2012

The speakers for this conference have been chosen and the event… Welcome to #140edu: Exploring the State of Education NOW This event will be taking place July 31st and August 1st 2012 at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue) in New York City. The speakers for this conference have been chosen and the event schedule is currently under development. Ever since the first #140conf event in New York City back in June 2009, we have been looking at the effects of the real-time web on Education.


  1. pdk117 Jul 31 2012
    Thx for allowing me into your group. Looking good there,
  2. pdk117 Jun 30 2012
    would never hurt to join in. I think it is well formed.
  3. imarketpros Dec 15 2011
    Will do! Thanks for the invite, I will help a bit here for you.
  4. docein Nov 25 2011
    If at any time, if anyone is interested in adding please feel free. No TED Pearltree is off limits to anyone.
  5. docein Nov 24 2011
    The previous connectome is still under Version 001. You are still able to view and edit it. Feel free to add your own, anyone who is on the Team can add. Please read the editorial, and the comment on Version 001 for further information. More pearls are always appreciated!
  6. kcieri Nov 24 2011
    Hello docein I was just confused and disappointed becasue the first time I looked there was an impressive 40 pears, the next time 30 and the next time 4. It looks a lot healthier again now. Yeah, I could add some pearls overtime but I'm still not real sure how this works? Can anyone add pearls?
  7. docein Nov 23 2011
    Kcieri, we are trying to create a new version of Creative Education, if you would like to participate please feel free to add/move/duplicate any TEDtalks you feel represent Creative Education
  8. kcieri Nov 22 2011
    mmm. how come every time I look at this tree its dramatically smaller than the last time I looked?