Creating an environment for innovation and creativity

I have been thinking a lot about the need to creative a learning environment that inspires innovation and creativity for all learners.  Despite the strong emphasis on standards and testing, i believe there is a need to focus our attention on helping students to acquire the skills they will need to navigate life in a time of constant change and accelerating innovations.  Here are some interesting resources I have been looking at as i think about this topic:

Creating Innovators – Blog Post by Tony Wagner: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-wagner/childhood-development_b_1525579.html

Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk: Educations ‘Death Valley’ http://www.edudemic.com/2013/05/sir-ken-robinsons-new-ted-talk-about-educations-death-valley/

Teach Thought – Excellent resources for all!: http://www.teachthought.com/author/teachthought-staff/page/40/

Ted Talk: How Cognitive Surplus will Change the World: http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cognitive_surplus_will_change_the_world.html

IMPACT of Educational Leaders: http://www.eduleadership.org/the-impact-manifesto/

Digital Curricula Evolving: http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/e-learning-2013-curricula/index.html

http://blog.williamferriter.com/2011/03/03/new-slide-teachers-chainsaws-and-the-dreaded-interactive-whiteboard/

Blog Post: what role should grades play in school? http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/plcs-professional-learning-communities-work/what-if-you-flipped-your-faculty-meetings-the-tempered-radical

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-we-can-expect-from-the-next-decade-of-technology-2013-7 me

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/learningspaces.pdf

Educating for innovation

Inquiry based Learning – CybraryMan: http://cybraryman.com/questioning.html

Going Global – Tips for Global Collaboration http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_steven_anderson/going_globaltips_and_tricks_global_collaborations

Project-Based Learning Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXpfCfuDqnY 

100 Uses for twitter in education (see Classroom- #s 38-54; 92-100) http://www.edudemic.com/2012/04/100-ways-to-use-twitter-in-education-by-degree-of-difficulty/

Five Year Olds Pilot their own Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyucHMifto

8 Ways Kindergarten Holds the Key to 21st Century Instruction: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/07/03/eight-ways-kindergarten-holds-the-key-to-21st-century-instruction/

Twittering about Learning – using Twitter in an Elementary Classroom: http://www.essentialschools.org/resources/451

Projects vs. Project-Based Learning: http://www.edudemic.com/2013/06/the-differences-between-projects-and-project-based-learning/

Flipping the Classroom: http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/flipping-the-classroom-a-goldmine-of-research-and-resources-to-keep-you-on-your-feet/

Project-based Learning (break these out) http://cybraryman.com/criticalthinking.html

Blended Learning Infographic: http://gettingsmart.com/2013/06/infographic-blended-learning-from-the-ground-up/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Arne Duncan – Empowering Learners in the 21st Century: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/06/empowering-learners-in-the-21st-century/

Edutopia – Schools that Work: http://www.edutopia.org/schools-that-work

Virtual Learning in the Early Years: http://dd.edweek.org/nxtbooks/epe/dd_2013summer/index.php?startid=16#/20

The Journal – Parents and Students Want More Online Learning: http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/06/26/parents-and-students-want-more-online-courses-but-few-teachers-willing-to-teach-them.aspx

Digital Citizenship: http://www.edudemic.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/

Digital trends Shifting the Role of Teachers: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/05/22/32el-changingrole.h32.html?tkn=TSZFMT6bEj95TfuBMfnZrvDXjpjk5EMU4kSB&cmp=clp-edweek

Schooling Shake-Up in the UK: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/coding-and-3d-printers-on-curriculum-in-schooling-shake-up-50011666/

Technology Trends

-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2013/06/six_education_technologies_to_.html

The Digital Life of Teens: Mobile is Now: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-teens-mobile-is-now-matt-levinson

Virtual Learning in the Early Years: http://dd.edweek.org/nxtbooks/epe/dd_2013summer/index.php?startid=16#/20

Creating Virtual Libraries: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/07/09/leveraging-emerging-technologies-to-construct-virtual-libraries/

Cracking the Code: http://dd.edweek.org/nxtbooks/epe/dd_2013summer/index.php?startid=16#/28

Scholastic – mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3754742

Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs 

CybraryMan’s Google Docs: http://cybraryman.com/googledocs.html

Social Media for Schools: http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/2012/jul/26/social-media-teacher-guide?CMP=twt_gu

Game-Based Learning: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/game-based-learning-is-probably-worth-looking-into/

KinderKids Blog: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141

Creating Info-graphics with Google tools:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/creating-classroom-infographics-using.html?utm_content=buffer8b4a7&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Augmented Reality – Cybrary Man: http://cybraryman.com/augmentedreality.html

Inquiry: http://www.learning.com/inquiry/

You Tube & Digital Citizenship: http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/youtube/curric/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer87b72

Chromebooks: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/education/devices/chromebooks.htmlVirtual

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWGPzoKGxhU

Virtual Desktops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkEqOoQSu4 

Virtual desktops (technical): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxKzDgLARSA&list=PL0375129C3ED1B46F 

Changing PD

20 ways to Make Professional Development More Effective: http://www.edudemic.com/2013/03/make-professional-development-more-effective/

Flip your Faculty Meetings- The Tempered Radical: http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/plcs-professional-learning-communities-work/what-if-you-flipped-your-faculty-meetings-the-tempered-radical

How Flipped PD Stacks Up: http://dd.edweek.org/nxtbooks/epe/dd_2013summer/index.php?startid=16#/16

PLNS: http://www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=3582 (break out resources)

Speed Geek Your faculty Meetings: http://edge.ascd.org/_Speed-Geek-Your-Faculty-Meetings/blog/6525142/127586.html

100 Uses for Twitter in Education (see Classroom- #s 55 – 91) http://www.edudemic.com/2012/04/100-ways-to-use-twitter-in-education-by-degree-of-difficulty/

 

Creating a Physical Environment for Innovative Learning

Designing the 21st

Century K-12 Classroom: http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/01/18/designing-the-21st-century-k12-classroom.aspx

Redesigning for the 21st Century Classroom: http://www.suzemuse.com/2011/09/redesigning-the-21st-century-classroom/

20 things Educators Need to Know About Learning Spaces: http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/20-things-educators-need-to-know-about-learning-spaces/

Sprout Space: http://www.sproutspace.com/

EDU 2.0 Furnishings: http://bretford.com/category/brand/edu20/

Transforming Classrooms into 21st century Work Spaces: http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2009/06/26/04classroomlook_necc09.h02.html

Architecture for Education, Inc: http://www.architecture4e.com/

Furnishings that promote Learning – Smith Systems: http://smithsystem.com/

Furniture that Makes the Grade: http://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/14096/title/furniture-that-makes-the-grade.aspx

21st Century Furnishings: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/07/15/new-classroom-furniture-facilitates-21st-century-instruction/?

Evolving Classrooms for 21st Century Learning: http://rgvisionmagazine.com/2013/07/evolving-classrooms-for-21st-century-learning/

Habits and Habitats – Rethinking Learning Spaces for the 21st Century: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/LeaderTalk/2010/11/habits_and_habitats_rethinking.html

Herman Miller: http://www.hermanmiller.com/solutions/education.html

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