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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

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    news site on alternative education
Tanya Hudson

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

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    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.
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    Huge compilation of links to technology for music teachers!
Mark Gleeson

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

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    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

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    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

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    For those of you who may not be able to access Youtube.com in school, here is a list of fantastic alternatives
Melissa Wert

Wall.fm - Social Network Builder | Create a Social Network Free - 23 views

  • Wall.fm 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

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    A nice dispelling of common myths of IWB adoption
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