In the years since thousands of laptops have been given to students and teachers, they've become such a part of classrooms that teachers often underestimate how much they use them.
From Robert Krulwich: If you can … fall in love, with the work, with people you work with, with your dreams and their dreams. Whatever it was that got you to this school, don’t let it go.
A liberal arts education creates citizens: people who can think broadly and critically about themselves and the world.
The students in the Independent Project are remarkable ... because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience.
The genius of this school is not in a program, it's not in the laptops, it's in the learning. It's in teachers designing learning that they know will work for kids ... and they have the space and the time and the autonomy to do it.
"In a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil, the kids loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn't let that stop them."
From TED Talks: Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize... Continue Reading →
From Michael Horn, Innosight Institute: Online learning is sweeping across America. In the year 2000, roughly 45,000 K–12 students took an online course. In 2009, more than 3 million K–12 students did. What was originally a distance- learning phenomenon no longer is. Most of the growth is occurring in blended-learning environments, in which students learn... Continue Reading →
From Adam Hartung: Rather than search out growth, most businesses are still trying to simply do what their business has done for decades – and marveling at the lack of improved results... But now we’re in the information economy... Today, value goes to those who know how to create, store, manipulate and use information. And... Continue Reading →