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Top 10 Stories in Education in 2011

Meredith Ely | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

As 2011 comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on how innovation and perhaps failure have shaken up the education system.

Boundless Creativity and Curiosity: Following Steve Jobs' Example in the Classroom

Willow Dea | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Willow Dea

Ironically, Jobs was a college drop out who started a company that affected millions, and became pivotal in educating young people all over the world.

Ensuring STEM-Rich Digital Literacy Across the U.S. Digital Divide

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Game media are a key new literacy of today, and the ability to create games -- in addition to playing them -- is as elemental now as being able to read and write text.

18 Low-Tech Learning Innovations

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

I frequently write about new learning technologies, but there are lots of low tech learning innovations (i.e., produce better outcomes and potentially cost less). Here's a lit of 18.

Gameful Education: Playing School as a Game

Pat Yongpradit | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
Pat Yongpradit

Gameful education structures the learning experience from the perspective of game design. It isn't about educational games, or about playing games in school, but playing school as a game.

Models of Education Innovation: What Else Should We Try?

Brian Crosby | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
Brian Crosby

In comments on this and other blogs about education, one of the constant complaints from commenters is that no solutions are proposed. That's why I decided sharing some ideas might be productive.

Feds Offer $150 Million In Grants For Innovative Education Ideas

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — The federal government is trying to make it easier to apply for one of its grants for innovative ideas to improve education, but with ...

Global Education Challenge Offers $250,000 For Ideas To Fix Schools

Posted 07.25.2011 | Education

Everyone has an opinion about what's wrong with the education system. Now, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is calling on you to provide the solutions. From...

Changes Schools Should Make to Better Serve Students: A Student's View

Adora Svitak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

I don't claim to be an education expert, but I do have personal opinions about the ideal school -- one I'd like to go to.

Dessert Before Spinach?! Yes. When Serving Digital Literacy, Start with Dessert

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

With today's social media, using literacy skills is like a dessert that can motivate kids to go on to the spinach.

Learning Environments that Crack Open Brains (and Souls)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Researchers at the Media Lab, are letting their brains crack open, dreaming up big ideas, combining art and science and play, producing and presenting their demos, and inventing their future.

Waiting for Cupid (not Superman)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The real Superman is inside kids; it's their own inherent love of learning that must be cultivated and empowered through engagement.