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5 School Facts — Thought Glass #7

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Thought Glass explores origins and behaviors while blending physical images with computer graphics. It is performed in one take.

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Why Do Schools Get The Summer Off?

School's out for summer…but why?


http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/
http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2011/08/10/six-reasons-students-get-summer-off-and-the-agrarian-calendar-isnt-one-of-them/

Flynn Effect

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10000872396390444032404578006612858486012
http://blog.ted.com/2013/09/26/further-reading-on-the-flynn-effect/
http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/what-is-flynn-effect
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-we-keep-getting-smarter-flynn-effect-says-yes/

A.R. Luria
http://vserver1.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/484.html
http://bit.ly/1CJFfvQ

One question, two answers, three interpretations

Distance Learning (Postcards vs. Online)
http://www.cdlponline.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=whatis&pg=3
http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/our-global-reputation/our-history
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/expateducation/9389485/Embrace-Londons-distance-learning-courses-and-reap-the-rewards.html

Education On The Radio
http://www.faqs.org/childhood/Pa-Re/Radio.html

MOOCs
http://moocs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/MOOC_infographic-01.jpg

Teaching Robots
http://youtu.be/aHkN160GaBI
http://www.academia.edu/5219762/Can_Robots_Teach_Preliminary_Results_on_Educational_Robotics_in_Special_Education
http://pando.com/2013/09/09/when-your-teacher-is-a-robot/
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/robots-in-the-classroom-what-are-they-good-for/
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/10/22/south.korea.robot.teachers/
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323820304578410730962208740

Forest Kindergarten
http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/julia-steiny-a-forest-kindergarten-grows-great-kids/
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/12/forest_kindergarten_watch_kids_in_switzerland_go_to_school_outside_in_school.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldkindergarten
http://www.schoolsoutfilm.com/

Teaching Among the Trees


http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/let-em-out-the-many-benefits-of-outdoor-play-in-kindergarten/

Special Thanks to Matthew K. Tabor: http://www.EducationNews.org

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