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This month, GOOD Magazine sent out their GOOD Guide to education. In it, one of the first ideas that they discuss is the way that some schools are using technology to reach across continents.
Dani Nordin August 27, 2010
Under The Reading Tree is a charity that provides welcoming places for children and adults to learn and experience the joy of reading. They do this by collaborating with local partners. An educational entrepreneur could build a book business (eith...
Kara Pecknold August 27, 2010
UNICEF has developed an Early Childhood Development kit for distribution to refugee and IDP communities worldwide. The kit includes a classroom in a box for young children. Last fall, a team at the Aspen Design Summit worked to redesign the kit. h...
Jocelyn Wyatt August 07, 2010
Paper is a relatively low cost material that does a lot of really cool things! It accepts whatever you put on it, it retains markings, and it can carry meaningful information across long distances.
Two simple ideas to amplify the transformative effects of cheap laptop computers in the classroom
Leticia Britos Cavagnaro August 04, 2010
Check out this TED talk by Sugata Mitra. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?
Check out this TED talk by Sugata Mitra. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use ...
Ferdi Steinbeis August 05, 2010
Student social businesses: 1) help raise education funds, 2) promote learning by doing, building entrepreneurial skills, & 3) benefit the community, while raising student social awareness. Video below profiles some of these efforts in Africa. For ...
Vincent Cheng August 05, 2010