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The Resource Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools, Milton Chen ; foreword by George Lucas

Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools, Milton Chen ; foreword by George Lucas

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Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools
Title
Education nation
Title remainder
six leading edges of innovation in our schools
Statement of responsibility
Milton Chen ; foreword by George Lucas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media--from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his current role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation--to support his vision for a new world of learning. Presented in five parts and divided into "module" chapters, this book examines the ways in which K-12 learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology. Due in large part to new technologies, over the last few decades we've witnessed a huge shift in how we imagine teaching and learning. A good example is the educational revolution sparked by Sesame Street--which in its first season had a goal of teaching preschool-age children the numbers 1 to 10. At the time, experts dismissed it as an unrealistic goal since many kindergarten students were having trouble mastering this simple counting. Yet the research proved that preschool-age children learned those skills and many others directly from the TV screen. Now Sesame Street's curriculum teaches the numbers from 1 to 40. In today's digital age the number of new ways to teach and learn is ever-expanding and includes: television, Google, YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, iPhones, video games, GPS devices, open source textbooks, interactive whiteboards; and there are countless examples of ways technology positively impacts student learning--from voice-recognition software that helps children learn to read to translation tools that help teachers communicate with non-English speaking parents. As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're quickly moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks--and teachers locked away in classrooms."--
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Chen, Milton
Dewey number
371.2/090973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2822.82
LC item number
.C434 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • School improvement programs
  • Educational innovations
  • Educational technology
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Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools, Milton Chen ; foreword by George Lucas
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Publication
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31223108306110
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-267), webliography (p. 268-274) and index
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Contents
Preface: My learning journey: from the longest street in the world to a galaxy long ago and far, far away -- Introduction: The vision of an education nation -- The thinking edge: getting smarter about learning -- The curriculum edge: real learning and authentic assessment -- The technology edge: putting modern tools in young hands -- The time/place edge: learning any time, anywhere -- The co-teaching edge: teachers, experts, and parents as coeducators -- The youth edge: digital learners carrying change in their pockets -- Afterword: Tomorrow's edge, a 2020 vision
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 296 p.
Isbn
9781118157404
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(paperback)
Lccn
2010011067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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ill.
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bro-copy20140814-084
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  • 495780829
  • (OCoLC)495780829
Label
Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools, Milton Chen ; foreword by George Lucas
Publication
Bar code
31223108306110
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-267), webliography (p. 268-274) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: My learning journey: from the longest street in the world to a galaxy long ago and far, far away -- Introduction: The vision of an education nation -- The thinking edge: getting smarter about learning -- The curriculum edge: real learning and authentic assessment -- The technology edge: putting modern tools in young hands -- The time/place edge: learning any time, anywhere -- The co-teaching edge: teachers, experts, and parents as coeducators -- The youth edge: digital learners carrying change in their pockets -- Afterword: Tomorrow's edge, a 2020 vision
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 296 p.
Isbn
9781118157404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010011067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140814-084
System control number
  • 495780829
  • (OCoLC)495780829

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