Innovations

There are many exciting new technologies that will continue to transform the world and improve education. These articles list all the innovations that will shape the future of education in the next 10 years.



Flag for the Republic of Karelia
To get a lesson on how to to create human-centered designs, look no further than G10 Claire. She gets the tip of the hat this week for leveraging social media in order to establish global connections. Her assignment was to create a flag for a chosen place or territory. Claire picked The Republic of Karelia, a little known former USSR state. This task was realized in the context of her MYP Design class. With her work, she exemplifies the concept of empathy at the core of design thinking. In order to determine how best to design her flag, she wanted the input of people from the Republic of Karelia to better capture the feelings of the population. To reach out to them, she used Reddit.

Student Demonstrates Empathy in Design




What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew - Grade 3 students fill in the blank in "I Wish My Teacher Knew _____" and the results provide an unexpectedly deep inside into their emotional and social lives • If You Use This Font You Are... Do you use outdated fonts for branding? What message are you sending when you use a font? Use this chart to see how some of the most common fonts are being viewed by today's designers.

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew


KAS Google Reference School 2
The first tip of the hat for this academic year 2016-2017 goes off to all of you teachers at Kaohsiung American School. Your efforts to model digital age work and learning have been recognized today by Google. Thanks to you, Kaohsiung American School has been granted the status of Google Reference School! This is a close circle of institutions which include some of the most innovative schools in the world.

Google Reference School in Taiwan


Follow The Sun
A collection of links discovered beyond the breaking waves of the Internet. This week: • If You're Going to Learn Something New... Learn Something New • The secret army of cheerleaders policing China’s internet • How to Stop Facebook from Using your iPhone or Android to Listen to Everything you Say • Follow the Sun • Algodoo - Amazing Physics Simulation App • Teachers Who Tweet

Learn Something New




Sway Online Presentation
A collection of links. This week: • Virtual Schools Take Off Even As Performance Lags • Sway - Create and Share Interactive Reports, Presentations and Stories • Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?

Virtual Schools Take Off


Rejected by Colleges, SAT and ACT Gain High School Acceptance
A collection of links discovered beyond the breaking waves of the Internet. This week: Standardized Testing • Common Core • College Board Special Needs • Flying • Hero Lab • Virtual Reality • Science Animation • Special Needs • Short

The Virtual Lab Revolution



Video Book Reports
It is well worth watching the video book report below to understand why Grade 3 Margo Carnahan is fully deserving the tip of the hat this week. Her students first wrote their own books on paper, before scanning them onto their computers. They designed their digital books layout online with Google Slides. Next they used screencasting to turn their presentations into videos.

Digital Books by Students on YouTube


Money, Race, Success Per District
A collection of links discovered beyond the breaking waves of the Internet: Can AI fix education? AI • Personalized Learning • Lectures Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares? Money • Achievement Gap • Inequality Insightful Human Portraits Made From Data | Art • Data Science • Portraits

AI in Education