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Sledding path to loop around roof garden of Beijing civic centre by Andrew Bromberg

An undulating path will curve around the roof garden of this Beijing shopping centre by American architect Andrew Bromberg, and be covered in a layer …

Skyscrapers

Machine Learning: The “Next Big Thing” in Education

By: Ron Drabkin. Machine learning will be steadily adopted in a variety of educational technology tools. It will not be visible or obvious to the end …

9 TED Talk on math in unexpected places

These talks are here to set the record straight and illuminate the unexpected ways formulas and fractions influence everything, from love and war to …

TED Talks

Preparing to Lead in a Project-Based World

This publication shares how technology is exponentially changing the learning landscape, how the roles for education and community leaders are being …

What Do Students Really Think About Teaching and Learning?

By: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf. As part of our Personalized Learning Summit this year, we intentionally led with student and teacher voices in order to infuse …

Changing education in Italy one makerspace at a time

<i>In 2016, Roma Makers, one of Italy’s first makerspaces, set out on an ambitious project to set up makerspaces within 20 schools in Rome. As part of</i> …

Makerspaces

The Calorie Cloud Turns American Weight Loss Into Developing World Food Aid

MANA wants to deliver nutrition to the developing world–it’s doing it by turning active kids and corporate wellness programs into fundraising drivers.<p>Since launching in October 2014, UNICEF’s Kid Power band has emerged as a clever way for kids to help other kids–and themselves. It’s an activity …

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

It's a Project-Based World: A Thought Leadership Campaign

About one-third of American workers are now engaged in some kind of freelance, or project-based, work. Students are graduating into a working world …

school improvement - a portfolio of possibilities

The key components...<p>• the writeable surfaces need learners with their own technology to be able to capture rather than copy what is there. Then the …

Design principle: The power of desire lines

Here is this week’s design principle post. It is focused on desire lines or desire paths, whichever you prefer.<p><i>Check last week post:</i><p>O.K. Let’s get …

7 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Students

By: Dr. Margy Jones-Carey. At my school, we believed that each of us had to try and make a connection with students and, at some point, someone's try …

Getting Personalized Learning Right the First Time

By: Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi. Facing the daunting challenge of preparing all students for success, educators are caught in a persistent …

Why Empathy Holds the Key to Transforming 21st Century Learning

<b>By Thom Markham</b>Like other aspects of modern life, education can make the head hurt. So many outcomes, so much important work to do, so many solutions …

These Apocalyptic Maps Show The Holes Income Inequality Has Left In Cities

Tall buildings represent the wealthy; short ones represent the poor. What’s missing? The middle class.<p>In one part of Chicago’s Near West Side, the median household income is $104,000. In another–about a mile away–it’s about $20,000.<p>A recent data visualization maps out the city’s stark income …

Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.<p>A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old …

Why Academic Teaching Doesn't Help Kids Excel In Life

Too often the lectures they listen to are boring and irrelevant to their lives. And from my experience, most of this content is simply memorized, …

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Mia Buljan remembers the specific moment eight years ago when she realized she had to give kids more space to grapple with a problem on their own. …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Teaching

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Employment

Companies Committed to Community Learning Resources

<i>By Liz Wimmer</i><p>Long ago, before formal schooling, young people learned from people in the village. Maybe they apprenticed with the farrier or the …

Getting Smart Podcast | Teach to One: Inventing the Future of Math Learning

In 2007, Joel Rose conceived an idea for an innovative, blended way to teach middle school math. Today, it has spread to over 40 schools reaching …

This Old Industrial District In Finland Is Transforming Into A Sustainable Village

A former industrial powerhouse, the city of Tampere is reinventing itself to become a center of innovation.<p>The city of Tampere, Finland, is steeling itself for some pretty radical changes. The second largest municipality in the country, its population of 370,000 isis expected to grow to 480,000 by …

This School’s Shape-Shifting Walls Let It Adapt Throughout The Day

A Seoul, South Korea, elementary school’s architecture adapts to the lesson plan.<p>Before Daniel Valle Architects renovated the DSSI Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea, the first- and second-grade classrooms were nothing to write home about–two adjacent, disproportionately sized rooms that …

Architecture

Shared Leadership for Deeper Learning

Learning

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …