July 19 - July 26, 2015

Many schools have been tentative about incorporating 3D printing into their programs.  This week's feature article begins to affirm that we're living through a turning point that I think will be as significant in the next 20 years as the Internet has been in last 20 years.

The article on purposeful play is worth a read.  Be sure to cut through the language that seems childish to find the important content in this article about how to shape learning in meaningful ways.  It's the very point of the article...!

Enjoy!

FEATURED ARTICLES

          3D Printing Reaches "Tipping Point" In Industry
          Harvard Business Review, 7/21/15
          "Surveys indicate that more than 30 percent of the top 300 largest global brands
          are now using or evaluating 3D printing (often with printing technology in-house)
          whether for prototyping and other innovation projects or in actual production of
          what they sell.  Over 200 universities and colleges already offer 3D coursework in
          their curricula--covering aspects of not only 3D printing but also 3D scanning
          and design."


ADOLESCENCE

          Cigarettes And Alcohol Use Are Down, Marijuana Use Is Up
          HealthDay, 7/22/15

ASSESSMENT

          Brilliant Short Fiction About Standardized Tests (via Chile)
          New Yorker, 7/6/15

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          More Details On How Walking In Nature Aids The Brain
          New York Times, 7/22/15

CURRICULUM

          Music Training Helps Even If It Begins In High School
          Pacific Standard, 7/20/15

EARLY CHILDHOOD

          Is Cooperation The Most Important Kindergarten Character Trait?
          Pacific Standard, 7/16/15

HUMANITIES

          A Short History Of American English
          Atlas Obscura, 7/17/15

MINDFULNESS

          On Mindfulness As Path To Empathy And Compassion
          Atlantic, 7/21/15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          Value Added Metrics Only Take You So Far In Evaluating Teachers
          Hechinger Report, 7/24/15

PEDAGOGY

          What Purposeful Play Looks Like In High School
          KQED, 7/24/15

          Practical Active Learning Approaches (See Page 2)
          JSTOR/College Teaching, 12/1/93

SOCIAL MEDIA

          Exploring Instagram
          Atlantic, 7/17/15

STEM

          Dan Meyer On Teaching Models Through Real World Math
          Dy/dan, 7/20/15

          How To Add Math Equations To Google Docs
          Tech Republic, 7/22/15

WORKPLACE

          Standing Desks For Kids?  Well, They Reduce... Sitting
          Washington Post, 7/21/15

          Maybe Happiness At Work Isn't Good For Us?
          Harvard Business Review, 7/21/15

OTHER

          What's Happened In The Wake Of The Horace Mann Cases
          BuzzFeed, 7/22/15

          A Fun Take On Procrastination, And Good Tips For How To Fix It
          Wait But Why, 10/1/13