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We Inherited a Factory but We Need a Design Studio (and 9 Other Problems)

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom discusses 10 problems in US Education he believes need to be addressed in order to take the first step towards building something better.

Fake News and Digital Literacy: Why Today’s Students Need Video Skills

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The term “fake news” has become a permanent part of our lexicon. As it becomes increasingly clear that Facebook and Twitter feeds can be easily manipulated, we’re facing new challenges in educating our citizens on how to tell what’s actually true. After Jordan Peele’s video edit this spring of Obama saying things he never actually said, it’s clear that it’s more important than ever that people better understand the use of video and what it’s capable of.

Looking Back: Versatile Tools That Made a Difference

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As part of her yearly practice, and ongoing reflection, Rachelle Dene Poth likes to look back over the year and the changes that she have made in her class, the tools used and what helped her to provide a more diverse and engaging learning experience for my students.

Top Education Trend of 2018: Active Learning Spaces

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A look at active learning spaces from around the globe and why they help power high-quality learning experiences, plus a look at what Tom thinks is coming in 2019.

Top 20 Posts from 2018

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2018 is coming to a close. We're reviewing everything we've learned and experienced this last year in preparation for 2019.

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

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We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

Why Experiential Education?

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To contribute now and in the future, young people deserve experiential learning--community connected challenges that build agency and collaboration, that cross disciplines and result in public products that make real contributions. Here's why experiential learning matters and five primary benefits.

Why Schools Should Bridge the Generational Divide

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By: Julia Freeland Fisher. Julia reviews the lessons about bridging the generation gap in Marc Freeman's book, " How to Live Forever."

Preparing Today’s Learner’s for Tomorrow’s Challenges: 6 Key Factors of Personalized Learning

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By: Janet Pittock. We cannot predict the future for each of our students, we can predict that persistent, self-directed, life-long learners will be best positioned to prosper. Personalizing learning is essential to developing these skills in our learners.

What Moment Are You In?

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Tom explores what the question "what moment are you in?" means for education leaders and how the answer to that question shapes education policy.