Blog Archive

28. June 2012 by Bea Beste

Play in Progress: Developing TOLLABOX!

Wir sind zu beschäftigt, um hier zu schreiben! Hier nur einige Eindrücke... 

We are far too busy to write blog posts! Just some visual impressions....

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02. May 2012 by Bea Beste

In Sommer kommt die Box

Coming soon: Das erste Playducation Produkt. Hier dokumentieren wir den Weg und die Entstehung von Playducation, bloggen über Spannendes aus der Welt des spielerischen Lernens und halten alle auf dem Laufenden.

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09. March 2012 by Bea Beste

Out-of-the-box learning

PlayDUcation entwickelt Forscher-, Entdecker- und Erfinderspiele für Kinder aller Altersgruppen. Für Familien mit Kindergartenkindern und Schulanfängern bringen wir diese sogenannten Quests als monatliches Abo auf den Markt. Weltwissen als Geschenk für jeden Monat - die Juhu-Box!

At PlayDUcation we create quests for playful education that work for all age groups. First we go to market with a monthly subscription for playDUcative quests for families with children in kindergarten, preschool, and the first primary school year. Fun out-of-the-box-learning! :-)

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27. December 2011 by Bea Beste

The Special Agents of Change

They make the education revolution become reality!

Here are insights from the team of educational innovators at one of the most transformational schools I have visited: SCIL, the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at NBCS, the Northern Beaches Christian School

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15. November 2011 by Bea Beste

Unternehmergeist wird entdeckt

Discovering the entrepreneurial spirit! My ticket to getting involved in the world of education started with one, simple question: “How do we get more entrepreneurial spirit in this field?” My beginnings started with the Business@School Initiative at BCG. Years later, after having founded schools myself, I discovered NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), where I'm now a board member. This organization consists of a great group of people who do excellent work in training teachers how to open up entrepreneurial perspectives for young people, mostly in schools in socially difficult areas. In addition, NFTE also runs Biz Camps during the holidays, where students ages 14 to 17 develop business ideas and pitch them to an adult jury. Here's an Interview with Kyra Prehn and Florian Schulz-Freywald of the German Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship about their recent BizCamp!

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18. August 2011 by Bea Beste

Ab in den Quest!

This blog post is about our prototyping in Germany and therefore in German. We will follow up with an update in English and with a bilingual re-work of the playducation homepage! Short summary: We had a first test quest with children and it's been fun and playducative! We're now searching for children, 10 to 14years old, in Berlin who want to test some other quests we're developing.

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21. July 2011 by Bea Beste

Finding the real treasure

exploring: scavenger hunts for grownups
engaging: a big game in Houston streets
learning: everything is bigger in Texas, even learning in a team

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23. June 2011 by Bea Beste

Building innovation with playshops

exploring: what playDUcation can be
engaging: an amazing space and creative toolset
learning: how to involve brilliant players

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01. June 2011 by Bea Beste

A playDUcative use of distraction

engaging: #TEDxHH
exploring: tweeting during a conference
learning:  distraction can help you focus

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07. March 2011 by Bea Beste

“I playDUcate myself!”

exploring: the new learning culture
engaging: with you
learning: about social media

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14. February 2011 by Bea Beste

A great Do comes with YOU – the playDUcative principles of partnership and eye-level exchange between adults and children

exploring: the Riverside School in Ahmedabad
engaging: This is India. Collective flow moments
learning: It’s about reflection. And about courage

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