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October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

The Oldest Game in Education: "Hey that kid isn't listening!"

Thoughts and answers about engagement



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Added by David Theriault on October 29, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

"Number of new jazz bands formed” as a measure of success in student-run school by Sam Levin

by Samuel Levin, founder of The Independent Project at Monument Mountain High School, originally posted at wgsi.org/blog as "Are Student-Run Schools the Way to Go?"

Three years ago I designed and implemented a school-within-a-school at my public high school in Western Massachusetts. We called it The Independent Project.

This school within a school was entirely run by its students. The pilot edition was only one semester…

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Added by Hayley Rutherford on October 22, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Syracuse and SAY YES and Ed Reform

http://www.citeonline.com/say-yes-to-free-college/

Syracuse is trying an innovative approach to ed reform. It involves free college, comprehensive services for students, including health care, and mental health assistance. More here.

Added by Jared Gellert on October 22, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Hi Everyone! Check out this interactive brain map that Open Colleges created to show how we learn using our brain. You can spin the brain to explore all points. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on October 18, 2013 at 12:05am — No Comments

News Roundup - Howard Gardner, John King and more!

Howard Gardner, John King, the Mayoral race, Charter schools -- all the news!

Added by Jared Gellert on October 16, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

Mobile App Evaluation Chart

Added by Emre FIRAT on October 16, 2013 at 1:49am — No Comments

13 Free Amazing Documentary Websites

http://visual.ly/wired-child

Added by Mouhssine Kharbach on October 8, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments

How the Shutdown Affects Education (update)

How the Shutdown Affects Education (update)
Military families and Head Start programs are starting to feel the shutdown's bite. Click through to see how, and for resources to help you break down the issues!

http://www.citeonline.com/the-shutdown-and-education-update/

Added by Jared Gellert on October 4, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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