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  Topic: Getting Closer to Launch

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PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: Getting Closer to Launch
Puppetools will soon become the designated Tool Box site for The Play Tectonics Movement. Aside from bringing this forum thread back into the 21st Century, this will mark the end of an 8 year run up t ...
  Topic: The Evolution of Creativity

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PostForum: The Brain and Play   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:41 pm   Subject: The Evolution of Creativity
[url=] The Evolution of Creativity by Heather Pringle in Scientic American, March 2013, focuses on arch ...
  Topic: Linked into the Education Universe: Mars, Minds, and Space

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PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:53 pm   Subject: Linked into the Education Universe: Mars, Minds, and Space
Continued from Linked In at the Play Tectonics Group Discussion Page. When finished,

In like manner of conversation and art, ‘a puppetry-bas ...
  Topic: Let's Draft Our Kids

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PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:15 pm   Subject: Let's Draft Our Kids
Really! [url=] Let's Draft Our Kids

If elementary and high school students are regularly exposed to conversation and prod ...
  Topic: 'Papertalker' Defined

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PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:07 pm   Subject: 'Papertalker' Defined
Papertalker: organic communication and language combining the use of play & a hinge made from folded paper—the origins of the latter element are derived from the tree and the earthly nutrients fro ...
  Topic: Pass the Books--Hold the Oil

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PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:29 am   Subject: Pass the Books--Hold the Oil
New York Times Article by Thomas Friedman: kind of education?

It's not about mastering knowledge; it's about leveraging it and innovating; it's about rising above the culture that often traps our ...
  Topic: Technology Review of

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PostForum: Applications   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:58 pm   Subject: Technology Review of
Submitted by: Gretchen Hummon
For: ESPED 5037: Strategies for Inclusive Schooling – Ronda Goodale
February 14, 2011
Technology Review –

In searching for a technology piece th ...
  Topic: Elements of a Play-Based Learning Culture

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PostForum: Town Hall   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:56 pm   Subject: Elements of a Play-Based Learning Culture
Play is a human wellspring. It trickles and tumbles out of our biology—a force of human nature that triggers the inner compass to move and engage our minds and bodies. When we cup our hands and slake ...
  Topic: Octopus Science: The Brain at Play

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PostForum: The Brain and Play   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:37 pm   Subject: Octopus Science: The Brain at Play
[url=] Pod Cast of Sci Friday August 5, 2011

Listening to Science Friday, we elevate our wondrous human powers of observation, and marvel breathles ...
  Topic: With Technology and Enlightenment for All

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PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:03 am   Subject: With Technology and Enlightenment for All
[url=]This video provides a very seductive spin on technology.

Like Beau Lotto’s project in ...
  Topic: Join The Movement

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PostForum: Town Hall   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:41 am   Subject: Join The Movement
In the movie, "Finding Neverland," Johny Depp as JM Barry, the author of Peter Pan, plays a trick on the British upperclass. He knows they are all stuffed shirts, and that the core truth of ...
  Topic: 1st Try!

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PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:12 pm   Subject: stuck for what to say?
1. The kids will ask questions
2. 1st try: you see their response; next time plan some questions; plan to take it in a simple direction
3. you are establishing a playing field. with your own puppet ...
  Topic: Important New Research

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PostForum: The Brain and Play   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:12 am   Subject: Important New Research
The Scientist

Royal Society Publishing/ Blackawton Bees

http ...
  Topic: Jersey Girl

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PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:27 am   Subject: Thanks!
Thanks for formally touching base here in the welcome. Enthusiasm is most wanting and appreciated! Make this your play ground, and show us how easy and beneficial it is to build a play-propelled basi ...
  Topic: Playing in the Teacher Education Classroom

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PostForum: Applications   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:48 am   Subject: Playing in the Teacher Education Classroom
Submitted by Dr. Nancy Baird
Notre Dame College, Cleveland, OH

Last night could not have gone better! The topic was "play." To get the class into the spirit of play, I created a River ...
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