With all of the horrible things we've learned through the Internet about suffering in our world lately, this is a video about the simple, powerful joy of people around the world singing together.
From Niraj Chag: There was a season when my steps were unwavering Within me was this ocean That would repair and cure me of all my pains But at the passing of time I am no longer certain of my hearts integrity The days of my youth Now only an abstract memory Is my essence... Continue Reading →
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 Harold Jarche: I think the edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations. Core activities will be increasingly automated or outsourced.
From Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times: “Aggregation” can mean smart people sharing their reading lists, plugging one another into the bounty of the information universe. It kind of describes what I do as an editor. But too often it amounts to taking words written by other people, packaging them on your... Continue Reading →
From Gideon Rosenblatt - via Idealware and Groundwire: Civic engagement can mean a lot of different things – from the casual forwarding of a friend’s email to deep involvement on a board of directors. Some engagement is lightweight and some is deep, and that’s OK – we can’t expect everyone to have the same degree... 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 →
From Zoe Weil: At the end of this school year approximately three million students will graduate from U.S. high schools. They will not be ready for what awaits them. These are the students who have passed their No Child Left Behind tests year after year. They are verbally, mathematically, and technologically literate. They have been... Continue Reading →
From 90˚W. Video: An idea is a curious thing. It can be hard to find, and then suddenly appear. It can be simple or complex, big or small. An idea can come from anywhere, and go anywhere. And once you have an idea, the real fun begins. http://vimeo.com/20106883 By 90˚W. Video and Bad Dog Pictures.... Continue Reading →