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About the Knewton Blog « « Connecting Classrooms. “Connecting Classrooms prepares children to take their place in the 21st century,” Karen Noble, Headteacher, Juniper Green Primary School.

Connecting Classrooms

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme, which offers: School partnerships - get the support you need to build a sustainable relationship with a link school Professional development for teachers - get equipped to tackle global themes in the classroom with our fully funded, regional face-to-face workshops and online courses British Council International School Award - gain recognition for your school. Three generations of distance education pedagogy. In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them.

Three generations of distance education pedagogy

Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning. Social Media in Schools: Handheld Learning Conference 2009. On the Tuesday afternoon of the Handheld Learning 2009 Conference I had an opportunity to present on Social Media in School.

Social Media in Schools: Handheld Learning Conference 2009

This was part of the social media break out strand of the conference. Below are the main slides that I used in my presentation below: The main points from my presentation were as follows: What is Social Media? There are lots of definitions of Social Media and lists of social media tools all over the Internet. Some diagrams and descriptions are more useful than others in trying to define what social media is and how we can used in education.

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