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There are limits to the walls of a classroom. There are only so many projects that can be designed to stimulate the skills and experiences necessary for students to be successful later in life.
Yellowed kitchen appliances, dust-streaked radios, unresponsive DVD players: the table was strewn with stuff that even a local thrift store’s discounts couldn’t make enticing. Most of the electronics were broken and all of them had outlived their usefulness.
Two weeks ago, I gave the opening keynote at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Chicago. The conference, which explores how digital media is and could be changing education and learning, focused on the theme of “ Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices and Remixing Youth Participation .”
I have gained a new appreciation for teachers in my role as the Library Media Teacher at my school. My primary responsibility is to help support teachers with the integration of technology.
by Maria Popova
Dear President Obama: Congratulations! I’m sure this is a moment you want to savor, a time to take a deep breath, get some rest, hydrate, regain your balance, and take a long walk in the sunshine. It might be as well a good time to reflect, rethink, recharge, and perhaps reignite.
Everyone is trying to revolutionize education.
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Last month super-angel Dave McClure told me that one of his hottest areas of investment was education . McClure and 500 Startups are mostly investing in informal education, but all of education is ripe for disruption, as Codecademy , Khan Academy , and MIT OpenCourseware are teaching us. Boundless , the free educational content company, looked at the last 10 years of venture capital investment in education.
If you ran a school that failed a simple test about your school’s effectiveness, what would you do?
THE best way to learn is to teach.
Weezie Yancey-Siegel Founder & Creative Catalyst of The Eduventurist Project Mill Valley, CA @weezieys
Jane Park, July 19th, 2012
Online education is on a tear. Every few weeks or so, it seems like yet another startup offering online classes announces a multimillion dollar funding round.