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More Minecraft Learning: Enchantments and Desert Temples

Speed of Creativity - January 30, 2017 3884

Over our last snow day / ice day weekend I setup an older, inherited Mac laptop as a home Minecraft server and resurrected a collaborative survival world Rachel (our 7th grader) and I started a couple of years ago with our younger cousins over the Thanksgiving holidays. My own Minecraft learning curve had [...]

2 Great (and free) Ways to Learn About Design Thinking

Speed of Creativity - January 16, 2017 3115

The free K12 Online Conference (@k12online) is continuing this year with short “mini-conferences.” Last week John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote for the “Design Thinking” strand was published. The video is just over 30 minutes long, and provides a practical introduction to both design thinking and how it can be used to transform [.

Book Review: The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross

Speed of Creativity - December 23, 2016 1785

Alec Ross’s (@AlecJRoss) February 2016 book, “The Industries of the Future,” offers a prescient and extremely important glimpse into the future of the global labor market. We can likely agree we are living in rapidly changing times, but it’s challenging to understand from a 100,000 foot perspective how advances in technology, communication and media are reshaping [.