Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech #edutech. Rupert Murdoch, Who Bought 90% Of An Education Software Provider, Launches Initiative 'To Make Education A Top Issue In 2012 Presidential Campaign' It's hard not to remain a little skeptical about the timing of this entire ordeal.
At the end of 2010, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp paid almost $400m in cash to purchase 90% of Wireless Generation, a company that bills itself as "the leading provider of innovative education software, data systems, and assessment tools for reading, writing and math," On Tuesday, News Corp announced "The Future of American Education: A Presidential Primary Forum. " The joint effort with the College Board will pit "all Republican primary candidates who meet a threshold level of support in national polls" against each other. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot and Joel I. Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and current CEO of News Corp's education division will moderate the panel. “Whoever is elected President in 2012 will need to take dramatic steps to improve the way we prepare our students for college and ensure our nation’s ability to better compete in the global economy. Association for Experiential Education: A community of progressive educators and practitioners. - What is Experiential Education?
What is Experiential Education?
Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. ~Chinese Proverb Defining the work we do, the values we hold and the principles that guide us is part of the experience of being a life-long learner and an active member of the Association for Experiential Education. Experiential education is a philosophy that informs many methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities. Taylor Mali: What Teachers Make.
Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How? From the dawn of institutionalized schooling until now there have always been reformers, who want to modify the way schooling is done. For the most part, such reformers can be scaled along what might be called a liberal-conservative, or progressive-traditionalist, continuum. How TED Connects the Idea-Hungry Elite. Inside the World's MOST EXCLUSIVE (and Most Accessible) CLUB with SPECIAL GUESTS including Elizabeth Gilbert • Richard Branson • Jamie Oliver • Malcolm Gladwell • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala • Barry Schwartz • Ken Robinson • Sarah Silverman • Bill Clinton • David Byrne • Bill Gates • Craig VenterJill • Bolte Taylor • Dave Eggers • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sunitha Krishnan • Tony Robbins • Julia Sweeney • Isabel Allende • E.O.
Wilson • and the chief himself, Chris Anderson! CTL Events - Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching. Below is a list of memorable lectures on teaching, organized according to topic, by teaching-award-winning Stanford faculty.
Click on the links immediately below to jump to the topic or talk that interests you. Topics: Case Method Teaching: Professor Mary Barth, Graduate School of Business April 13, 2000 Professor Keith Loague, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences April 19 , 2001 Controversial Subject Matter in the Classroom: Professor David B. Professor Luis Fraga, Political Science November 7, 1996 Professor Joel Beinin, History January 30, 2003. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Faculty. Kids talk Science. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection.
The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov. By Isaac Asimov I received a letter from a reader the other day.
Imageseveryone-is-a-genius_small.jpg (JPEG Image, 651x488 pixels) Infographic of the Day: Is College Really Worth It? Is going to college really worth it?
Probably so, but it's not that clear cut, and economics have been arguing the point for 30 years. Most studies tend to show that college-educated people end up making far more money in the course of their lifetimes. (The niggle: Usually, it's not worth paying for a private university.) Still, that evidence isn't totally cut and dry: What do you really learn in college? School superintendent to Governor: Please make my school a prison. A school superintendent in Michigan has written a public letter to the editor asking Governor Rick Snyder if his school can become a prison instead.
The full text is below. What do you think? 1st Grader's Interest. Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. American Teachers Do More Work for Less Pay Than Their International Peers - Education. Ever wonder how the hours American teachers work and the salary they earn compares to teachers in other industrialized nations?
Well, the picture's not pretty. In this infographic courtesy of the Future Journalism Project, American educators work the most hours of all industrialized nations, but are the fifth lowest paid after 15 years on the job. Only Luxembourg, Hungary, Iceland, and Norway pay their teachers less. And how do we compare to the country that's number one in the world in education according to international tests, Finland? Teachers there work the fifth fewest hours and are the ninth lowest paid.