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Seth's Blog

We teach modern marketing.<p>Marketing that doesn't involve spam or tricks or hype. Marketing that sees a world bigger than you currently serve, and a …

Patchwork Assemblages by Claudia Vivero

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>I was first sucked in by Claudia Vivero’s colorful paintings on Saatchi Online, but then I got to her website …

How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty

In the classroom, subjects are often presented as settled and complete. Teachers lecture students on the causes of World War I, say, or the nature of …

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

1. Connect skills and concepts to students' interests.<p>Curriculum is often taught as non-concrete concepts that are steeped in academic abstractions …

Moving Edtech Forward: School networks AltSchool and Summit are betting on a breakthrough

Artist rendering of a flexible education environment for a future AltSchool<p>The digital revolution occurring in schools has focused predominantly on …

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

<b>Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)</i>So we’re …

Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

As design goes in-house, the future of independent firms is murky. Here are four reasons why growth isn’t a given.<p>Design is hotter than blazes, so why is it that traditional product design firms aren’t growing? In fact they seem to be, well, challenged. There are exceptions, but for the most part, …

The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

<i>Part of our series of conversations with leading teachers, thinkers and activists on education issues</i><p>Jordan Shapiro's recent post in <i>Forbes</i> in which he laid out four misconceptions about the future of education, caught my attention because, like much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to …

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

<b>50 Alternatives To Lecturing</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’S online masters in education programs. SEU simply asked us to</i> …

Investors Rethink EdTech As Dealflow Declines

Despite big exits, big new rounds of funding, and a steady drumbeat of new product launches, investors seem to be taking a step back from the education industry in 2015.<p>Few industries have been as seductive, or as frustrating, for technology investors as the business of education. For people who …

Education technology: Your cheat sheet to 10 fads, trends, and WTFs

It’s been a most-frenzied spring of conferences in the new hotbed of startup and investor tech opportunity, education technology. And “frenzied” …

Stop Teaching – Start Learning

<b>Do you ever teach a class?</b><p>By ‘teach’ I mean <b>talk to the whole class</b> to share instruction or discuss content. If the answer is yes, then I would like …

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

<b>Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Some educators are upset.<p>Recently I’ve noticed an increasing number of ed folks</i> …

Meet AltSchool, The Startup That Is Going To Reinvent Primary Education

Education is one of the last industries that is still going through massive change and disruption with the introduction of technology. In particular, we’ve seen the rise of iPads, the introduction of learning technologies and educational games enter the classroom, but we haven’t actually seen the …

From Plantation Thinking to Rainforest Thinking

An analogy I draw upon increasingly to help with my thinking about teaching, learning and school leadership, is the contrast between a plantation and …