Innovation & 21st Century Skills

“When we encourage children to tinker, to tweak and to improve things, we offer them an opportunity to develop self-advocacy, the feeling of being a creator, a producer and not merely a consumer.” -John Rinker

“We don’t need to change everything now, but we do need to start forgetting the assumptions that we have made. The future is more uncertain than ever, but we need to make our kids as balanced, agile and as self-reliant as ever in order to thrive in it.” -John Rinker

21st Century & Innovation
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture
10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy
How To Turn Your Classroom Into An Idea Factory from MindShift
To Advance Education We Must First Reimagine Society from Mindshift
Re-Imagining School – Ted Playlist
Design Thinking Deconstructed from MindShift
What are the 21st century skills every student needs? from World Economic Forum
A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18 year old should have
Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks
The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like
When Educators Make Space for Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose
How to Become & Remain a Transformational Teacher from Edutopia
What Kids Should Know by the Time They’re Done With School from the Atlantic
How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning from MindShift

Forget Coding, We Need to Teach Our Kids to Dream

Maker Mindset
Middle School Maker Journey: Top 20 Technologies and Tools from Edutopia
From NPR: On the Lesson Plan Today: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You’re At It.
The Classroom or Library as a MakerSpace

Parts, Purposes and Complexities thinking routine from Harvard’s Project Zero can support thinking in a maker centered classroom.

Create Your Own Elective resources:
The 10 Stages of the Creative Process
Genius Hour
Standards-Aligned Genius Hour from Edutopia
Why 20% Time Is Good For Schools from Edutopia

Genius Hour/20% Time Live Binder

Introducing 20% Time

Where Good Ideas Come From

21st Century Videos
Play, Passion, Purpose: Tony Wagner

What Is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking With Elementary Students

Alan November – TEDxNYED, 03/05/2011

21st Century Enlightenment

Music:The World 7 Billion People!United(Seven Billion Actions)-Playing For Change.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach (coding)

The Educational Value of a Maker Mindset

Maker Movement & Mindset