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Day 17: Five Idea Friday!

September 28, 2012

Today we are launching a new element of the 180 days of learning blog: Five Idea Fridays!

Every friday we will share five emerging and innovative ideas in education from beyond our district. Monday to Thursday are focusing on the great things happening in Delta – Friday is an opportunity to broaden our perspectives. These ideas might take the form of websites, projects, research or newspaper articles, blog posts or new technologies.

The purpose of Five Idea Fridays is to help spread new ideas around our learning community.  The hope is that these ideas are interesting and spark discussion with teachers, parents, principals and students.

This week’s Five Idea Friday posts are:

1. Global Cardboard Challenge: October 6th is the Global Cardboard Challenge. The purpose of this event is ” to invite the world to build anything awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination.”  The event comes out of a fantastic movie called Caine’s Arcade – a touching story of student creativity and entrepreneurship.

2. Playing with Math: This blog post shares the thoughts of mathematician Paul Lockhart as he discusses pattern, shape and motion in mathematics.

3. Google Street View Goes Underwater. Google maps recently unveiled a new layer of their ‘street view’ feature in maps – the ability to go underwater in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

4. APPtic: This website is a collection of great educational iPads apps designed to ‘transform teaching and learning.’

5.The Importance of “Grit”: “Duckworth’s research suggests that when it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence. That’s a significant finding because for a long time, intelligence was considered the key to success.”

Have a great weekend!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. tcarleton permalink
    October 3, 2012 6:13 pm

    I like the variety here.

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