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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools  by Terry Heick Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things. Let’s look then at this idea first as a matter of symbolism, then function: What books are, and how …

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The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom

The Role Of The Teacher In The Classroom Of The Near Future by Terry Heick Schools, along with libraries and museums, are curators of culture. That is, they survey various (metaphorical) landscapes and separate the stuff the stuff worth saving from the rest. This means that teachers are among the earliest curators of knowledge, taking …

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Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching

Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching by Terry Heick When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons. From their grasp of content and literacy skills, to their engagement level, to behavior and organizational issues, to teacher actions, to the proverbial ‘stuff going on at home,’ the …

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A Comprehensive Gamification Framework For Human Motivation

A Comprehensive Gamification Framework For Human Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification a few years ago, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort that distinguished black hat gamification (which is “bad”–think Farmville and Candy Crush) from white hat …

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