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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

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Very true Teresa, I work at UC Davis, and my job is to work with content and add visuals to make it more understandable and interesting to the students. Nutrition 10, taught by Dr. Liz Applegate is a great example of this. by rangerralph Mar 31

Well that is in the US. course they always say it's because of lack of money. Well when I was in school they did not supply football uniforms the mothers of the players had to make them. So where is the money going. I will not ever vote for more money for any schools unless they learn how to spend it first. by timepeaces Mar 29

I love RSA Animate. This one is very interesting to me because I would love to see vast changes in the way children are thought, unfortunately, the testing industry that has cropped up in the United States in the wake of "No Child Left Behind" is unlikely to end its choke hold on schools and teachers anytime soon. by teresaoliver Mar 28

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