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Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

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TED-Ed website launches in beta, lets teachers customize video lessons TED-Ed Launches Groundbreaking Website with New Tools for Customized Learning TED-Ed Platform Allows Teachers to "Flip" Video Content and Create Tailored Lesson Plans NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading," today launches the second phase of its TED-Ed initiative: a groundbreaking website [ housed on that enables teachers to create unique lesson plans around TED-Ed video content. "Kohl's is committed to kids' education and we are thrilled to partner with TED to provide inspiring educational tools for teachers and students around the world"

Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?” This week’s TED Radio Hour examines “Why We Collaborate,” exploring why, and how, millions of people come together to work on online projects, sometimes for free. The episode begins with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who spoke at TEDGlobal 2005, back when the site was still very new. The incredible growth of Wikipedia since then not only illustrates the range of people who contribute to it, but how mass collaboration can improve the world in increments.

Bully (2011 film) Bully (originally titled The Bully Project) is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis. Bully premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.[2][3] It was also screened at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival[4] and the LA Film Festival.[5] Bully had its global premiere at Italy's Ischia Film Festival on July 17, 2011.[6] Bully was acquired by The Weinstein Company immediately after its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.[7] The film was released in United States theaters on March 30, 2012.[8] On the official website the filmmakers are promoting Bully as an important advocacy tool against bullying and in facilitating an anti-bullying movement.[9] Contrary to the filmmaker's goals, the film suffered from a lack of accessibility in theatres due to MPAA rating controversy and from an extended downtime between theatre and home release.

What a Non-Partisan Plan for U.S. Entrepeneurship Would Look Like - Derek Thompson The Republican National Convention praised small businesses and the Democratic response will praise the administration's role in helping job creators. But what would a non-partisan plan for entrepreneurs look like? The theme of the first day of the Republican National Convention was "We Built It," a rallying-cry from entrepreneurs who insisted that they didn't need government to start their businesses. This week, we can expect the Democratic response to highlight the ways Obama's administration has empowered job creators.

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die. {Via studioflowerpower on etsy} “Rather than money, than fame, than love…give me truth.” ~ Thoreau I woke up this morning and my life clock marked 30. untitled Common Core EssentialsFive resources to help you implement the Common Core State Standards and prepare for the assessments Bonus Item! Free Webinar:Ensure Success on the New Common Core Assessments with Study Island Thursday, September 12, 20132:30 PM - 3:15 PM Central Time

9 Of The Wildest Gadgets That Millionaire's & Lottery Winners Are Buying Home > News > 9 Of The Wildest Gadgets That Millionaire’s & Lottery Winners Are Buying By Joel Brown on March 31, 2012 Checkout these crazy, wild gadgets that the super rich are buying. 10 talks on making schools great With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election in the US, eyes around the world are on the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The election may well come down to a few key issues. So what matters most to Americans? The TED Blog read this Gallup poll from late July on issues that citizens want the next president to prioritize. Conveniently, these are topics that speakers often address on the TED stage. So, every week until the election, we’ll bring you a playlist focusing on one of the top-rated issues.

Do You Love Paradoxes? Embrace Happiness Paradoxes. I’ve always loved paradoxes and koans, and was very struck by an observation by physicist Niels Bohr: “There are trivial truths and great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.” This is very true in the area of happiness, and in particular, I’ve noticed it with my resolutions. America's History in the Making — Overview Lois Leveen – Academic DirectorLois Leveen was a professor at UCLA and at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her work on this project, she served as project director for Engaging the American Past, a Teaching American History grant serving thirty school districts in Washington State. She designs and delivers professional development workshops throughout the United States on teaching American history at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels; on teaching with technology; and on addressing race in K–12 and college classes.

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