The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times (Image: Students in class via Shutterstock)Please support Truthout’s work by making a tax-deductible donation: click here to contribute. A little learning is a dangerous thing. - Alexander Pope The tragic deaths of 26 people shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., included 20 young children and six educators. Sugata Mitra Recruit partners in the areas of technology, architecture, education and strategy to help design and build Schools in the Cloud of varying bandwidth and resources. Create the Granny Cloud, a global network of educators and retired teachers who can support and engage the children through an online School in the Cloud learning platform. Engage communities, parents, schools and afterschool programs worldwide to transform the way kids learn, by sharing the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) toolkit with them, along with how-to videos and educational resources. In November 2013, the first School in the Cloud—located inside a high school in Killingworth, England—opened its doors to students. Since then, four more schools have opened— one more in the United Kingdom and three in India, including two flagship facilities and the first independent School in the Cloud. A digital School in the Cloud platform was launched at TED2014.
PeterT's bliki This page is a bliki - a blog in a wiki. Thus entries are added in chronological order, with the most recent stuff at the top of the page. If you want to comment on an item then click on the Discussion tab (at the top of the panel) and reply to an existing thread or start a new one. Salman Khan (educator) Salman Amin "Sal" Khan is a Bangladeshi American educator, entrepreneur, and former hedge fund analyst. He is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization. From a small office in his home, Khan has produced more than 4,800 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences.
Big Think There are only two events in the universe that defy the laws of physics: black holes and the big bang, and while scientists try to explain them, crucial evidence may be eaten up in the meantime. Christophe Galfard's book is "The Universe in Your Hand A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond" ( Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here:YouTube: Transcript - The interesting thing about trying to unravel the laws of nature is that yes, we have found some laws.
Word 2010 - Long Document Essentials Next workshops When: Wednesday 7 May 11am - 1pmWhere: Attenborough Seminar Block 219 Course Overview Stephen Covey Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time.
If You've Ever Felt You Stepped Into The Twilight Zone In A Meeting, This Video Will Speak To You People on the business side, creative side, and technical side of an operation don’t necessarily all speak the same language--but for our friends in the engineering department, being asked to transcend the rules of pesky “reality” and the laws of physics, geometry, thermodynamics, and other areas of scientific expertise that their business-minded colleagues don’t understand must be incredibly frustrating. That’s the takeaway from “The Expert,” a seven-minute short written and directed by Lauris Beinerts of London. The video is about a “funny business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world," but, really, it speaks to anyone who's been in meetings where they've truly felt that the people across the table are living on another plane of reality based on the requests coming out of their mouths.
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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Back to (the wrong) school A hundred and fifty years ago, adults were incensed about child labor. Low-wage kids were taking jobs away from hard-working adults. Sure, there was some moral outrage at seven-year olds losing fingers and being abused at work, but the economic rationale was paramount. Factory owners insisted that losing child workers would be catastrophic to their industries and fought hard to keep the kids at work--they said they couldn't afford to hire adults. It wasn't until 1918 that nationwide compulsory education was in place.
Teacher Makes Resignation Letter Public A local teacher is making waves after posting her resignation letter online. Pauline Hawkins is leaving Liberty High School in Colorado Springs after more than a decade. She tells 11 News she believes the education system in Colorado is on a downward spiral and she's ready to get out, citing low pay and standardized testing as two major reasons for her departure. But it's her resignation letter that has grabbed the attention of people across the country. An excerpt:
3rd Millennium Learning Award- the school Award videos The Third Millennium Learning Award: the school Award videos The following links take you to the videos which are the Award submissions from schools that have gained the Award. With over 90 schools having now gained the Award we suggest you look first at the Feature School submissions. These are the Award submissions that we feel show particularly well what 3rd millennium learning is and what kind of learning experience pupils are having schools that have developed 3rd millennium learning well. 3rd Millennium Learning Award- the school Award videos