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What’s the Difference Between Project- and Challenge-Based Learning, Anyway?

Here’s a quick exercise for those in education: What do the letters CBL stand for?For many, competency-based learning might have been the first thing …

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

<i>Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education:
 The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The</i> …

6 Tips for Preventing PBL Burnout | Blog | Project Based Learning

September 18, 2017<br>6 Tips for Preventing PBL Burnout<p>Education is a rewarding profession. Observing students develop their philosophies, understanding …

The Books You Read Really Make You Who You Are

Storytelling has been with us since the dawn of civilization, and perhaps even the beginning of our species. The left hemisphere of our brain …

Borrowing a Powerful Brainstorm Protocol from IDEO

This summer I spent a week at IDEO in San Francisco learning about design thinking and their process for tackling challenges. While I was there, I …

Brainstorming

Redesigning the Syllabus to Reflect the Learning Journey

Personalized learning is still in its infancy—as are the curricular tools and resources available to support teachers in implementing it.Currently, …

Carol Dweck Explains The ‘False’ Growth Mindset That Worries Her

Carol Dweck has become the closest thing to an education celebrity because of her work on growth mindset. Her research shows that children who have a …

Seven Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Let's be honest, regardless how creative you may be we all have our highs and lows. In the field of photography, creativity should be an essential …

Creativity

What do maker projects look like in each subject area?

If you’re interested in designing your own makerspace, check out the Makerspace Master Course. It’s a self-paced, week-long course that you can do …

Makerspaces

5 Resources for Design Thinking Challenges

When introducing Design Thinking to children, it’s important to include the “empathy” part of the process. Sometimes, it is easier for students to …

Design Thinking vs. Visual Thinking

At XPLANE we pride ourselves on bringing clarity to complexity. We usually do this for clients, but sometimes the need strikes closer to home.

100 Education Hashtags for Teachers and EdLeaders

Hashtags can help you take part in important conversations and make valuable connections whether you’re a teacher, principal or superintendent. Here …

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

The Types of Student Inquiry<p>The Types of Student Inquiry are a scaffolded approach to inquiry in the classroom, one that gradually increases student …

How To Take A Virtual Field Trip

We all know that field trips can be incredible educational experiences for students, particularly those students with limited backgrounds. However, …

Innovation Done Right – Why Design Thinking Matters?

Technology is evolving very quickly, and it can often get our minds racing. “What could I accomplish with machine learning, IoT, or virtual reality? …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Guest Writer<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and …

TED Talks

PODCAST #15: A Pedagogical Choice Playing to Player Types

The game monopoly in my house not only ended with a fight, but began with one. You see, each of my family members had to get the right metal marker …

Podcasting

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You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films

Here is my list of films guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.<p>You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone …

Creativity

How To Create Colossal Career Success With Design Thinking

What if there was a process for figuring out a career transition or advancement that wasn’t mind-bendingly difficult to understand, or so mystical that you just had to take the plunge with the faith of a saint?<p>In the past, career coaching may have felt that way. But at its best, career coaching is …

23 Quotes on Failure From Super Successful Leaders Like Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban and More

Failure is a byproduct of entrepreneurship -- use it to your advantage.<p>Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. And one of the unavoidable side effects that goes along with being an entrepreneur is failure. Even some of the most successful people in the world have experienced failure -- in fact, …

Mark Cuban

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity …

10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency

Lead by example, not empty words<p>The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the …

Self-help

Yes, what you learned in math class adds up to winning in real life

Research shows students mastering math skills make better health and finance decisions.<p>It all adds up.<p>Who didn’t roll their eyes in math class, …

Ohio State University

Design Thinking as a Problem Solving Approach

First things first: Design thinking isn’t the same thing as design.<p>Rather, design thinking <i>is</i> “both an effective problem-solving approach and a …

Brian Aspinall on Twitter: "The Map of Mathematics. #mathchat… "

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>mraspinall</b> @<b>samcox</b><p>I have no idea what any of this means. Except the statistics part.<p>1 …

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8 Adobe Spark Poetry Activities for Chromebook & iPad Classrooms

Looking for poetry lesson ideas? I’m very excited to share the free Adobe Spark tools and eight poetry activities for students. Whether you’re in the …

Chromebook

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

Keep an eye on these 7 notable ed tech tools from ISTE 2017

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>For more of our coverage on ITSE, check out our full ITSE recap.</i><p>With over 21,000 attendees and exhibitors packing San Antonio's Henry …

Education Technology