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Learning To Be Who We Are | Thought Economics

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:06 -- rprice

Whenever people try to create divisive standards or curricula, it quickly becomes a very heated discussion. I remember when the national curriculum was introduced in the UK, there was a lot of debate not about whether Shakespeare should be included; but which play. Education is a high-stakes cultural process, and this is something we have to recognise given how important cultural identity is in a precarious world; indeed many of the major conflicts that continue to plague humanity have cultural origins rather than economic.

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After-school 2.0: How Technology Can Create a Learning Community

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:56 -- rprice

A four-year-old is a petri dish for word-of-mouth. My son returns home with caches of unattributed information culled from his wonderfully diverse ecosystem of neighborhood, school, after-school program, and family friends. Oddly, you learn to trust this community more than any source. The three schools we're applying to all understand that technology must always evolve more quickly than best practices, especially when children are involved.

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New code school coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:34 -- rprice

Code schools are considered a key part of developing a local tech economy. Students at a code school can develop programming skills without investing in a full college education. But they aren’t necessarily cheap; The Iron Yard’s 12-week program costs $10,000.

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Is Coding the New Literacy? | Mother Jones

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:05 -- rprice

the greatest contribution the young programmers bring isn't the software they write. It's the way they think. It's a principle called "computational thinking," and knowing all of the Java syntax in the world won't help if you can't think of good ways to apply it. Unfortunately, the way computer science is currently taught in high school tends to throw students into the programming deep end, reinforcing the notion that code is just for coders, not artists or doctors or librarians.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:53 -- rprice

Actively Building a Robot while learning math, science and engineering. Being on the front lines of technology education, and using that technology to learn the math,science and engineering which is so hard to pick up in a passive chalk talk. Being involved on a competitive robotics team. Whether it's VEX, USFIRST, MATE or LEGO, robotics competitions provide an academic benchmark with a sports like competition. Kids are really motivated to excel because they are involved in something that is real to them.

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:53 -- rprice

Actively Building a Robot while learning math, science and engineering. Being on the front lines of technology education, and using that technology to learn the math,science and engineering which is so hard to pick up in a passive chalk talk. Being involved on a competitive robotics team. Whether it's VEX, USFIRST, MATE or LEGO, robotics competitions provide an academic benchmark with a sports like competition. Kids are really motivated to excel because they are involved in something that is real to them.

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The Heidelberg Project | Open-Air Art | Art Education | Detroit

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 08:44 -- rprice

art, energy, and community. It’s an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 27th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives.

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The Heidelberg Project | Open-Air Art | Art Education | Detroit

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 08:44 -- rprice

art, energy, and community. It’s an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 27th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives.

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Operation Ajax

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:53 -- rprice

the true life spy thriller, CIA: Operation Ajax. As the value of oil explodes in world markets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East. In Iran, British agents have controlled oil exports for a generation. The shah is holding on to a shaky peace as a new charismatic leader enters the scene. Secret deals, underground rumors of revolt, and dark plots of government overthrow are employed by American, British, and Persian agents. Iran’s oil would flow, by any means necessary. Every actor has a stake in the game. No one can be trusted.

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EverFi

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:57 -- rprice

Financial Education, STEM Education, Civic Egnagement, Health & Wellness EverFi is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, badging, and certifying students in critical skills. We combine cutting-edge personalized technology, deep education research and data, and a dedicated implementation team that allows each teacher to feel as though they have a blended learning assistant in their classroom. Most importantly, EverFi partners with the private sector and foundations that sponsor this innovation across the country.

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