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Daryl Bambic

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Busine... - 28 views

  • To them, knowledge isn’t a commodity that’s delivered from teacher to student but something that emerges from the students’ own curiosity-fueled exploration.
  • eachers provide prompts
  • they step aside so students can teach themselves and one another.
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  • Potential.”
  • “So,” Juárez Correa said, “what do you want to learn?”
  • “If you put a computer in front of children and remove all other adult restrictions, they will self-organize around it,” Mitra says, “like bees around a flower.”
  • There will be no teachers, curriculum, or separation into age groups—just six or so computers and a woman to look after the kids’ safety. His defining principle: “The children are completely in charge.”
  • Theorists from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi to Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori have argued that students should learn by playing and following their curiosity.
  • Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin similarly claim that their Montessori schooling imbued them with a spirit of independence and creativity.
  • The study found that when the subjects controlled their own observations, they exhibited more coordination between the hippocampus and other parts of the brain involved in learning and posted a 23 percent improvement in their ability to remember objects.
  • if you’re not the one who’s controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well
Thieme Hennis

Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization - 22 views

    news site on alternative education
Tanya Hudson

High Tech- Low Budget Technology Options For The Music Classroom - - 78 views

    A large and growing list of free or low cost software and hardware alternatives that music educators can use in their classrooms instead of the high priced commercial stuff.
    Huge compilation of links to technology for music teachers!
Mark Gleeson

Alternative iPad Browsers with tricks Safari can't do - 123 views

    Go beyond what Safari does on the iPad and get closer to the Desktop experience with these alternative iPad browsers
Trevor Cunningham

Tufte Kitten Kill Count - Every time you make a PowerPoint Edward Tufte kills a kitten - 56 views

    A little levity, this blog is dedicated to bad presentation materials. So, if you must have an audience, a word to the wise.
Derek Allison

Free Technology for Teachers: 47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom - 201 views

    For those of you who may not be able to access in school, here is a list of fantastic alternatives
Melissa Wert - Social Network Builder | Create a Social Network Free - 23 views

  • is a free tool for creating custom social networks with easy setup and complete feature set.
Steve Ransom

The Innovative Educator: Erase Unnecessary Costs by Getting Smart about Interactive Whi... - 48 views

    A nice dispelling of common myths of IWB adoption
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