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"Collaboration Generation: Teaching and Learning for a New Age," Our future success depends on our cooperative agility
Special Report by Grace Rubenstein and EDUTOPIA that focus on how we are in a Collaboration Age and how teachers and students must become agile learners, creators and collaborators. Includes various articles, videos, audios, polls and resources.

Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society
Presentation at MIT by Mitchel Resnick, PhD where he explores how we learn. It is an hour long video but a good one. If you want to go directly to the site -- MIT World (great site by the way ) -- you can see the video there and find links to other relevant videos and information.

Video //; MIT World - Distributed Intelligences //

MIT Goes Small //New York Times Article//
Students use You Tube more than Google to find information. //New York Times Article//
Schools of the 21st Century by Architectural Record (student's design ideas, case studies, etc.)
Students Stand When Called Upon, and When Not (New York Times -, ABC's World News -, manufacturer's website with pricing - )

Hooked Up or Just Hooked

IDEO's "Can Design Help Kids Learn? Eight Outstanding Approaches to Reshaping the Classroom"

The Future of Youth Happiness
MTV hired Social Technologies to answer "What makes 12- to 24- year olds happy today and what will make them happy in the future?". See their respons on pages 1-3 and pages 8-9. This Change Waves issue developed by Social Technologies also contains other articles that may interest you (i.e., "Mobile-Phone Novels," "Glimpsing the Future of China," "Top 12 Areas for Future Innovation"). Then please come back and tell us - Is this applicable to Marysville students?

Bill Gates: How I'm trying to change the world now (Mosquitoes, Malaria and Education)
Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them.

Future Breakthroughs in Virtual Worlds
This issue of Social Technologies explores how Virtual Worlds -- World O's - are not just social networks for kids (but yes, it will help you understand how the social aspects of it).
Then please come back and tell us How does this apply to learning in your school and district?

The Future of Virtual Worlds
Presentation by Dr. Paul Tinari Ph.D., P.Eng., Director of Pacific Institute for Advanced Study (// that illustrates the history and real life applications of virtual worlds.
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
What do you think?

Community Involvment makes a difference:
Dave Eggers, Once upon a School
Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open

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A little creativity goes a long way:
Johnny Lee: Creating tech marvels out of a $40 Wii Remote
Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer

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