The Land
a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure” playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.
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22 days ago
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mangalaforall: ALL TOGETHER NOW All the 500 little gold pieces...
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23 days ago
What is Fusion Academy?
"In a Fusion one-to-one classroom, the educational experience is completely customized to ignite a student’s passion for learning. Classes are self-paced, and course material is presented in ways that suit students’ individual interests, strengths and challenges."
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24 days ago
Unleashing Conscious Entrepreneurs
"Khabele+Strong Incubator is a learning community that takes a pragmatic approach to preparing students for a rapidly-changing future."
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24 days ago
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David Bowie Interviewed by Jeremy Paxman in 2000
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diy: New Contest: “What Is Sound?”Calling all engineers!  We’ve...
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robertogreco: I’m often asked about what a “Curriculum in...
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Highlights from 2015 | superflux
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5 weeks ago
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Air Pollution in Chicago May Be Affecting Violent Crime
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6 weeks ago
The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology eBook: Audrey Watters
Round 2 of AW on EdTech, education and culture. This is an erudite compilation of critiques, forward thinking rants and hopeful discourse at the edges.
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7 weeks ago
The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things eBook: Bruce Sterling
Excellent critical discourse on IoT histories, present and speculative futures
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7 weeks ago
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fieldnote: Not-yetness | the red pincushion
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fieldnote: Not-yetness | the red pincushion
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7 weeks ago
St. George's School: Merck-Horton Center for Teaching & Learning
Our teachers aren’t just passionate about teaching. They’re passionate about learning. With the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning, St. George’s supports the exploration of research-based and innovative strategies for the 21st century.

Since 20
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8 weeks ago
National Cathedral School | Teaching & Learning Center
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) learning specialists work with faculty and advisors to identify a student’s relative strengths and challenges.
Upper School students may meet with learning specialists individually, by appointment or on a drop-in basis du
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8 weeks ago
The Center for Innovation (CEI) at Friends Academy - CEI at Friends Academy - Home
CEI Mission:
The mission of the Center for Education Innovation (CEI) is to offer an authentic, transformative solution to urban under performing schools, improving both the learning environment in the classroom and the outcomes of the students.  This mis
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8 weeks ago
Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation | Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
"Institutional Community Service

Crossroads is an independent school strengthened by its public efforts. INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE is a unique leadership program conceived of by Crossroads School to share its resources with the underserved in our broader Los Angeles community. Throughout the School’s history, community service has been an integral part of the kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum, as well as a graduation requirement. Requiring of itself what it has always required of its students, institutional community service was a natural evolutionary step and a deep reflection of the School’s founding mission and community values.

“I think the best way for independent schools to be embraced by their communities is to become an active participant in them. As long as independent schools serve only their own, regardless of what else they do, they will be perceived as elitist institutions, gated and moated and inaccessible. To be a genuine part of the community, independent schools must use their extraordinary resources and networks to get out into the community and make a difference.” – Roger Weaver, former Headmaster of Crossroads School and President of the Crossroads Community Foundation"
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8 weeks ago
SPARK
"Each morning, the UCDS teachers arrive at school with the challenge to work beside their colleagues and create original curricular content based on the individual students in their classrooms. This collaborative work is energizing and creative, all while generating an environment throughout the school of constant professional learning and reflection.

Part of the UCDS mission is to share and learn from teachers beyond our own classrooms. This means that the UCDS Faculty is consistently creating new interactive professional development tools in hopes of having conversations with you; other Educators who are excited about what they create each day.

Our latest professional learning experience found on our SPARK site is called ImmersiFIRE. It’s an online resource created by our faculty that applies the innovative UCDS approach to teaching in an experiential tool that is accessible to teachers around the world; YOU!

In each ImmersiFIRE, you can see UCDS teachers in action, download resources that you may find helpful in your classroom, engage with each new ImmersiFIRE segment at your own pace and if interested, have real-time online conversations with the UCDS teachers in a place we call The Green Room.

Let us know what you think of our Spark PD site, the resources included and the ImmersiFIRE options. We would love to talk with you in person or online."
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8 weeks ago
UCDS | TEC
"The UCDS Teacher Education Center (TEC) creates and cultivates professional development opportunities, innovative programs and educational partnerships. The TEC is committed to promoting teacher excellence and enhancing education at UCDS and in the broader

Programs

The UCDS Teacher Education Center was established in 2001 and is supported by the John Neilson Endowment Fund.

Through the TEC, UCDS creates opportunities for teachers to:

Establish collaborative partnerships with educators from local and national universities, public schools, and educational organizations.
Have access to the resource materials and tools they need to implement their curricular ideas and explorations within the classroom.
Share their expertise and research with other educators through educational forums, community events, publishing opportunities and courses they offer.
Build connections in the arts and teaching communities.
Work with renowned national and international scholars."
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8 weeks ago
Hathaway Brown: Institute for 21st Century Education
Institute for 21st Century Education
Aspire
Center for Business and Finance
Center for Civic Engagement
Center for Global Citizenship
Center for Leadership & Well-Being
Center for Multicultural Affairs
Center for Sustainability
Center for Technology & Invention
Osborne Writing Center
Science Research & Engineering Program
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8 weeks ago
Sidwell Friends School: The Institute for Teaching Social Justice
"The Institute for Teaching Social Justice is an intensive workshop in Washington, DC that empowers educators to integrate social justice theory, principles, and practices into any classroom curriculum or situation.

Our six-day residential Institute will provide classroom teachers and administrators rich opportunities to explore scholarship as well as engage individuals and organizations in the fields of community engagement, anti-racism, gender equity, and public art. Through the work of the Institute, participants will grow in knowledge, community, and sense of agency.

Participants in the Institute can expect:

Small-group seminars led by educators and practitioners to discuss foundational social justice texts from the Institute course reader.
Site visits at local organizations to engage with community leaders, activists, artists, and others whose work promotes social justice.
Collaborative sessions with staff to develop curriculum plans and classroom discussion strategies promoting social justice."
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8 weeks ago
St. Mark's School: The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
"The Center at St. Mark’s was developed out of the desire to create the best possible educational environment in which both students and faculty will thrive. With that audacious goal in mind, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning serves as both the physical and intellectual hub for the school. Space, expertise, financial support, research, relationships are all resources the Center leverages in an effort to maximize outcomes for our entire educational community."
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8 weeks ago
Siftr - About
"Siftr is a social media app that engages users with elements of field research through the documenting and sharing of images. Anyone can create a Siftr by choosing up to five themes around which to focus the media that will be collected and categorized. Users upload a photograph, provide a brief description of the image and its relevance, and tag it with one of five selected themes. Images are then pinned to a map, connecting moments to places. Siftr allows for other social components such as commenting, liking, searching, and linking photos to Twitter and Pinterest. In addition to being iOS and Android compatible, Siftr was built as a web app, meaning users can upload photos “in the field” or take a photograph and upload it later from a desktop. While Siftr seems similar to many social media platforms, it was designed to playfully engage specific communities, such as a class, around defined topics. It can be used for small class and group projects, or for long term and large field initiatives."
siftr  fieldstudies  fieldday 
8 weeks ago
Field Day Lab | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
"We are a truly interdisciplinary team of educational researchers, software engineers, artists, and storytellers, exploring the intersection of contemporary learning science and media design, specializing in mobile media, video games, and simulation. Central to our educational philosophy is the process of learning through making. Why give people games when they can create games? We believe in keeping our tools free and open source, inspiring collaborative grassroots user communities and a robust network of educators and students iterating on one another’s designs. Seeking to do what’s never been done before, we constantly innovate, play, take risks, and mess-make."
fieldstudies  fieldday  aris 
8 weeks ago
ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone
ARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games,
tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience
a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical spac
education  mobile  iphone  games  aris  fieldstudies 
8 weeks ago
About Usable Knowledge | Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Usable Knowledge is an online resource from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that aims to make education research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, members of the media, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and parents."

Our go
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8 weeks ago
cra.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CRAEducationReport2015.pdf
"In summary, this report documents that one of the most promising ways society can improve educational outcomes is by
using technology-enabled, data-intensive research to develop and apply new evidence-based strategies for learning and
teaching, inside and outside classrooms. By adapting and evolving from the foundations for data-intensive research in the
sciences and engineering, educators have a golden opportunity to enhance research on learning, teaching, and schooling. To
realize the potential of these approaches, the many strategies described in this report will be most effective if applied together
rather than in a piecemeal manner. Further, progress will be most rapid if these strategies are implemented in a coordinated
manner by all stakeholders (i.e., funders, policymakers, researchers, practitioners, families, and communities), rather than in
relative isolation."
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8 weeks ago
Director of the Peter Clark Center | Breck School
The Peter Clark Center is an innovative resource center dedicated to student success that will provide world-class support to students, faculty and staff, and parents. The Center’s offerings include support for cognitive research, teaching best practices,
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8 weeks ago
Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation | The R&D Hub for Educational Innovation
The Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation is a team of maverick leaders and educational designers who are helping schools transform through people-centered design. MVIFI grew from the thought and action leadership at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and ma
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Re.D Studio
Re.D Studio is a sandbox space for creating perpetual beta prototypes that have been researched and developed through an action research process.

“Perpetual beta” is a term that indicates both a finished product and a product that is under construction.
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8 weeks ago
The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning
The CTTL’s mission is to create and innovate in the field of Mind, Brain and Education Science to allow teachers to maximize their effectiveness and students to achieve their highest potential.
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The Grauer Institute
OBJECTIVE: The Grauer Family Institute will build upon the School’s current strengths by reinforcing the faculty with the necessary tools for research, education, and access to professional development so they may design and deliver innovative programs in
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8 weeks ago
Tang Institute | About
"The Tang Institute is dedicated to cultivating and sharing innovative ideas that center on a common inquiry: How do we prepare students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world? The answers are certainly varied, but Tang Institute pursuits are grounded in Andover’s commitment to connected learning, an educational approach that makes learning relevant to real life, work, and our digital age and global society.

The Institute functions first as an ideas lab, drawing together faculty and students to engage with one another and with external partners to prototype, create, and take next steps toward bringing cutting-edge approaches to teaching and learning. We then help bring what’s working in the lab into the classroom and real world."
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8 weeks ago
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves - DML Central
"Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to mapping networks of connections across Twitter. In an age of uncertainty, big data sets promise to provide an objective lens through which to understand the world, and both individuals and institutions like schools are turning to data to drive analysis and action. But what does this increasing datafication mean for how we understand the world, and how we understand learning?"
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8 weeks ago
Open Access Dissertation - ProQuest
"Educational computer games continue to overwhelm educators with design and development complexities, time, and cost and underwhelm learners regarding immersive, intuitive, and enjoyable game play. No complete model or comprehensive guideline for content development or game design exists for educators and game designers to follow in the creation of educational games that adapt to learners in real-time. This research developed and validated the ALGAE (Adaptive Learning GAme dEsign) model, a comprehensive adaptive learning model based on game design theories and practices, instructional strategies, and adaptive models. This dissertation extends previous research in game design, instructional strategies, and adaptive learning, combining these three components into a single complex model. The results of this study include the validation and applicability of the ALGAE model, benefits and challenges of using the model, and insights regarding the focused and unfocused implementation approaches. The study also reveals the cross-industry applicability of the model to include government agencies, military units, game industry, and academia."
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9 weeks ago
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The trouble with dispositions: A critical examination of personal beliefs, professional commitments and actual conduct in teacher education.
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11 weeks ago
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"If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for..."
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11 weeks ago
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Ursula K. Le Guin, Keynote 5/8/14
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12 weeks ago
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Alterity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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"Lighthouse requires no existing communication network. So when a disaster destroys terrestrial..."
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Refugee Open Ware
Amazing work here, Working this into a current project with Outernet.
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12 weeks ago
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(via Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb | TED Talk...
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12 weeks ago
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A Pattern Language : Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
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november 2015
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"…What one would hope is that pieces of software make each person that encounters that software, more..."
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november 2015
Christopher Alexander - Studio 360
His groundbreaking book A Pattern Language urged architects consider emotional and spiritual ideas when designing. It was the beginning of an elaborate, nuts-and-bolts philosophical system. Christopher Alexander failed to revolutionize the practice of arch
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november 2015
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wolfliving: *Near Future Laboratory’s new design-fiction Ikea...
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october 2015
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"Digital game design is focused on an attention economy, how to grab you, keep you engrossed for as..."
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october 2015
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brucesterling: *If humankind could grasp reality this would be...
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october 2015
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prostheticknowledge: Suaveciclo Art project from VJsuave is a...
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october 2015
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Deleuze Appreciating the Intelligence of Insects
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october 2015
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Keep Jumbo Wild - Patagonia.com
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october 2015
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Make a Difference That Matters
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october 2015
Saunalahti Comprehensive School
"‘Saunalahti Comprehensive School’ built by Finnish practice Verstas Architects, has been designed to provide a progressive educational environment, placing a special emphasis on new ways of learning; encouraging interaction, discussion and collaboration. Furthermore, the building caters for the region’s residents, providing a public library, gym and various workshops open at evenings and weekends."
londonplaygrounds  psychogeography  play  adventureplaygrounds  contextsoflearning  21stCschoolsandplay 
october 2015
The Importance of Playing With Fire (Literally) on Vimeo
"The Land is a forthcoming documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure” playground. Here, children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own. playfreemovie.com"
londonplaygrounds  psychogeography  play  adventureplaygrounds  contextsoflearning  via:rogre 
october 2015
The Overprotected Kid - The Atlantic
"To gauge the effects of losing these experiences, Sandseter turns to evolutionary psychology. Children are born with the instinct to take risks in play, because historically, learning to negotiate risk has been crucial to survival; in another era, they would have had to learn to run from some danger, defend themselves from others, be independent. Even today, growing up is a process of managing fears and learning to arrive at sound decisions. By engaging in risky play, children are effectively subjecting themselves to a form of exposure therapy, in which they force themselves to do the thing they’re afraid of in order to overcome their fear. But if they never go through that process, the fear can turn into a phobia. Paradoxically, Sandseter writes, “our fear of children being harmed,” mostly in minor ways, “may result in more fearful children and increased levels of psychopathology.” She cites a study showing that children who injured themselves falling from heights when they were between 5 and 9 years old are less likely to be afraid of heights at age 18. “Risky play with great heights will provide a desensitizing or habituating experience,” she writes."
londonplaygrounds  psychogeography  play  adventureplaygrounds  contextsoflearning 
october 2015
Notting Hill Adventure Playground | The Library Time Machine
"Most of these pictures come from a large packet of photographs donated to theLibrary in 2000. They’re hard to date precisely but they seem to fall into two main groups, one from the early 1960s and one from the late sixties or early seventies. The Notting Hill Adventure playground was started in the late 1950s on some waste ground in Telford Road.

The first adventure playground seems to have been built in Copenhagen in 1943 by a landscape architect, C T Sorenson who noticed the propensity of children left to their own devices to avoid purpose built playgrounds and resort to building sites and waste ground. He thought that by making waste building materials available, children could have play that had an element of risk without being life threatening. In pragmatic Scandinavian fashion he showed that this was also a way to reduce vandalism and other forms of juvenile delinquency."
londonplaygrounds  psychogeography  play  adventureplaygrounds  contextsoflearning 
october 2015
Lady Allen – the godmother of play – speaks | Rethinking Childhood
"The video focuses on the staffed adventure playgrounds Lady Allen created in the 1960s and 1970s to provide play opportunities for disabled children, some of which continue today under the management of the charity Kids. Some health warnings: at times the language used in the video to describe the children is old-fashioned, inappropriate, and even offensive to today’s ears – though in Lady Allen’s day the terms were standard."

"The documentary pulses with children’s appetite for autonomy, and includes some powerful and moving images of children straining every sinew to achieve the goals they had set themselves in their play. What is more, Lady Allen’s ferocious faith in children’s competences is a thrill to see, and still resonates today."
londonplaygrounds  psychogeography  play  adventureplaygrounds  contextsoflearning 
october 2015
Amazon Kindle: A Highlight and Note by Thomas Steele-Maley from Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life
-- a discussed this eve "Feral: ‘in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication"
from twitter
october 2015
Agency and Ownership | Steve Mouldey
Incredible to read …. records of a new ecology of education— his latest “Agency and Ownership”
isedchat  from twitter
october 2015
Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor - Quartz
An interesting read on why you should let your kids fail. Then try again!
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october 2015
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