Learning Innovation Markers: A more natural integrative approach

Simply stated, innovation is almost antithetical to standardization.  If the standard is the goal, then there really is no room for innovation.  To innovate is to improve upon something using new methods or approaches.  Conversely, to make something standard is to establish a goal that all products are the same.  Of course, someone can use a... Continue Reading →

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An Initial Blog Encounter (and why we should blog)

Huddled in my college apartment’s bedroom among my four roomates, we click through the female members’ scanned images on http://www.Hot-or-Not.com at a lighting speed of 128kps. Abruptly, one of our female friends bursts into the adolescent male enclave.  Nicole gasps at our audacity to participate in such a degrading pastime.  We retort that our own... Continue Reading →

Marking the Conditions for Innovative Learning

Featured Image:Exploration-Innovation Missy Schmidt via Flickr Technology integration at Ruamrudee International School ties instructional practice and technological resources into 6 Markers for Innovation: Expansion, Creativity, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Connections. These markers set forth various indicators/descriptions that can help educators innovatively design instructional experiences and learning environment.  In his book, the Innovative Mindset, George Couros explores the necessary... Continue Reading →

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