Adora Svitak: we’ll grow up to blow you away

I've seen Adora's presentation a dozen times, and it still inspires me. From TED on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-bjOJzB7LY The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been, which may be a little challenging considering your guys credentials. But the way progress happens is because new... Continue Reading →

Fourth graders play the World Peace Game

From John Hunter via TED Talks: John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.

10 years of laptops in Maine schools

From the Lewiston Sun Journal [In 2001] Maine legislators approved — after months of doubt and debate — Gov. Angus King's proposal to give every seventh-grader in Maine a laptop.... Ten years later, each seventh- and eighth-grader in Maine public schools and every grades 7-12 teacher has a laptop paid for by state taxpayers, at... Continue Reading →

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