The ASIDE blog

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education (ASIDE) seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is no different from integrating technology into the 21st-century classroom. It is an essential part of the teacher's toolkit. The underpinning of good educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE's goal is to share technological resources and ideas with citizens, students, and teachers.

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Posts by The ASIDE blog

Sketchnotes: Pushing Linear To Visual

ASIDE 2017 It’s been a hectic spring, and as we approach the end of school in fewer than 8 days, we are busier than ever. […]

Making Learning Visible – 1st Grade Infographics

Source: ASIDE 2017 We’ve built our mission on the idea that making learning visible through design changes they way learners view content. The examples in […]

Schools, Please Don’t Ban The Fidget Spinner - 9 Reasons Why This Is The Best Possible Fad

Source: Various If you haven’t yet seen them, you will soon. In a matter of weeks, the latest kid craze has emerged, twirling in the […]

Book Club Discussion Questions For "Originals" By Adam Grant

Source: Adam Grant Adam Grant's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, has vaulted to the top of best-seller lists since its publication last year. […]

Why Multitasking Is A Myth AND Bad For Our Children

Source: ASIDE 2017 Today's students live in media-dominated bubbles. They stream Netflix, check Snapchat, Facetime friends, and scroll Instagram — simultaneously on laptops, iPads, and phones — […]

Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision To Values - NAIS 2017

Source: NAIS The National Association Of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2017 Annual Conference just wrapped up in Baltimore, Maryland. The two days of sessions, speakers, and […]

Building Common Ground Through Respect and Curiosity, Not Fear Of The Unknown

Source: Pocket Stories Just by chance today as we looked through our resources, we came across the video entitled "Migration vs. Travelling: An Infographic Journey." […]

Teaching Social Literacy Through Communication Design

Source: TED As middle school advisors, we constantly deal with the trials and tribulations resulting from miscommunication. One thing we try to convey to the […]

Student Projects In MySimpleShow - Explainer Videos Have Never Been So Easy To Create

Source: MySimpleShow Explainer videos use clean graphics and voiceover narrations to teach viewers about a particular subject. They often include clever icons and whiteboard-style backgrounds. […]

Visual Tools To Help Learners Understand The Refugee Crisis

Source: TED In the aftermath of one of the most divisive elections in our history, and in light of the possible presidential immigration ban barring […]

Humanity, History, And The Human Era

Source: In A Nutshell It seems a fitting close to the year to think about humanity. As a nation about to embark on a new […]

Maps Vs. Mapping: Visualizing History & Geography

Source: ASIDE 2016 Interactive mapping techniques invite students to connect with content to visualize information beyond mere location. Mapping challenges learners to think, develop literacy […]

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