Five for Friday- Links and Ideas

What would it look like to change to a competency-based model for middle school? Would it give kids more space to learn at their pace? 

The start of the second semester is a great opportunity to think about making changes in your classroom design to maximize learning. Here is some background. 

Local program that seem ripe to help us with innovation. 

Really excited to learn more about Daniel Pink's new book

Been reading Makers by Chris Anderson about the next industrial revolution and surrounding students as manufacturers. This site shows some of the next tools to fill our classrooms surrounding technology.