From Out There Somewhere – December 2

Here are some things I’ve been reading and watching.

1. 30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Miriam Clifford, informED

Some of these may be easier than others – do you visit your colleague’s classroom?

2. 12 Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive PeopleMarc and Angel Hack Life

Which one of these will you try first?  I am going to try number 1 and number 2.

3.  21st Century Learners: Activating and Facilitating the Passion of Students by Ryan Hong (@RyanJHong), posted on innovative learning designs blog

A sharing of some very innovative ideas in a classroom.

4. A Favourite Formative Assessment: The Exit Slip – Rebecca Alber, Edutopia

A few examples on using exit slips in your classroom.

5.  Venturing into Project Based Learning – Jenny Luca, Powerful Learning Practice

Sharing the process of a teacher using project based learning in her classroom.  The Buck Institute for Education, which is mentioned a few times in the post, provides many resources for project based learning.

6. From TEDxTeen – Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know

“Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his school’s special ed. program, Jacob’s teachers and doctors were astonished to learn he was able to teach calculus to college students.”

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