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Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 3:05 pm
"Certain things capture your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart." ~Old Native American saying

Real-world learning allows students to learn skills they will use in the “real world” once they graduate. Big Picture Learning schools recognize that students have individual interests that, if honed, enhance their learning.

Friday, December 03, 2010 at 10:06 am

Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

Photo by Daisy, a Frida Kahlo Student

2 Ways in Life — A Frida Kahlo Student’s Blog Entry


Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 1:17 pm

“The American Experience,” a five-day Mobile Learning Institute at the Smithsonian workshop last summer, encouraged young participants to think innovatively about artifacts (inventions) in the collection of the National Postal Museum. Goals of the workshop were to help participants develop knowledge of a place (the museum); exhibit improved problem-solving, teamwork, and research skills; and increase self-esteem.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Text messaging, displaying pictures on the web, and blogging are second nature to today’s youth, so why not use these skills to provide them with a platform to share their voices and their learning experiences? This summer, we worked with a group of San Francisco Unified School District students who were interning with businesses as part of their career academy programs to develop an online professional presence using a private social network.