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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. Please support future generations by contributing pearls, commenting, and encouraging others to participate.

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The white paper Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Jenkins et al., 2006) identifies the kinds of participatory practices youth are engaged in today, and draws up a provisionary list of the skills these practices demonstrate. In the video below, members of the NML team share their thoughts and perspectives on the skills we call the new media literacies. One of our key goals is to stop focusing quite so much on “do kids have computers in their classroom?” and start focusing more on “do kids have the basic social skills and cultural competencies so that when they do get computers in their classroom, they can participate fully?” Many educators assume that (1) students can only begin learning the skills they need to use technology if they actually have the technology in their classroom, and (2) that putting technology in the classroom is a quick fix that will solve any classroom’s problems. New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture

New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture

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Hi, I'm Matt. I'm going to show you how I used Strategy Tutor to help me do some research on the internet. I hope this helps you with your own projects How did my project get started? My friend swam with dolphins on vacation. CST Research Project Tour: Coming up with a Topic CST Research Project Tour: Coming up with a Topic
What is Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learningis a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Why is UDL necessary? Individuals bring a huge variety of skills, needs, and interests to learning. Neuroscience reveals that these differences are as varied and unique as our DNA or fingerprints. About UDL

About UDL

Home | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials Home | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials What is your state doing? Decision-Making Tools and Resources Recent Site Updates CAST would like to thank Texthelp Systems Ltd. for use of the SpeechStream toolbar on the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials site. The AIM and NIMAS Centers, supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), works with states, TA systems, disability advocates, national associations, technology experts, publishers, and content conversion houses to improve the timely delivery of high-quality accessible educational materials to students with disabilities.

Critical Thinking Model 1

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? Could you give me an example? Could you illustrate what you mean? Standard: Accuracyfree from errors or distortions, true

Socratic Questioning

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'). Sadly, he martyred himself by drinking hemlock rather than compromise his principles. Bold, but not a good survival strategy.
The Essential Psychopathology Of Creativity 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. But what if, purely hypothetically, we could identify a gene for Schizophrenia? Or Bipolar Disorder?
Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning Definition Cooperative learning consists of instructional techniques that require positive interdependence between learners in order for learning to occur. 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.

Announcing our new eBook – iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights Announcing our new eBook – iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights EmergingEdTech is delighted to announce the publication of the new eBook, iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights. This rich learning resource is now available here on the iTunes, and here on, for just $5.99 (also soon to available on the Nook store). This new eBook is rich with examples of, and informed insights into, using the iPad in academic programs, offers overviews of dozens of applications for teaching, and provides evidence of measurable successes in using the iPad to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
Teaching Strategies Thinkstock When parents and teachers consider how children learn, it’s usually the intellectual aspects of the activity they have in mind. Sidney D’Mello would like to change that.

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning?

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning?
Five Key Components of Reading No more roadblocks to reading. 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: Students with Disabilities

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


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Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled ”The Problem with TED ed.” 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.

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos

Global Education


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

Wow! You really rr the best and cute too by pdk117 Aug 1

Thx for allowing me into your group. Looking good there, by pdk117 Jul 31

It could grow a little more. Over all I like it. I am Thinking of expanding. Will you help? by pdk117 Jul 4

would never hurt to join in. I think it is well formed. by pdk117 Jun 30

Will do! Thanks for the invite, I will help a bit here for you. by imarketpros Dec 15

If at any time, if anyone is interested in adding please feel free. No TED Pearltree is off limits to anyone. by docein Nov 25

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! by docein Nov 24

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? by kcieri Nov 24

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 by docein Nov 23

mmm. how come every time I look at this tree its dramatically smaller than the last time I looked? by kcieri Nov 22