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Sugata Mitra: Build A School In the Cloud
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.
What is Future of Learning?
Video about the SOLE process (Self Organized Learning Environment).
The Maker Mind
Jennifer Oxman Ryan is a Researcher and Project Manager at Project Zero, a research organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her current research project, Agency by Design, focuses on the thinking and learning engaged during making and design experiences. She is particularly interested in exploring how educators, schools, and organizations can optimize maker experiences and how these experiences can cultivate maker empowered youth.
Making Learning Visible-Kindergarten Video
Kindergarten students in Boston make "how to" books and make learning visible.
Changing Schools Videos
What 60 Schools Can Tell Us about 21st Century Learning?
15 minute TedxDenver talk: The rate of change in the world demands that we re-imagine and restructure the foundational learning relationship among students, teachers, and knowledge. In September 2012, pursuing a decades-long passion for transformational education, Grant packed up his Prius and set off on a solo, nationwide research tour to discover what schools are doing to prepare students for an evolving future. Find out what he learned from three months on the road visiting 21 states, 64 schools, and the great ideas of 500 educators. Presented by Grant Lichtman, Author and Educational Consultant.
Daniel Koretz on Skills We Need for the 21st Century
Daniel Koretz believes fostering accountability in the system will, in turn, foster critical twenty-first century skills.
Resources to Spend Time On
Genius Hour Live Binder
One stop shop for resources about Genius Hour. The "go to" site for those interested in trying it out.
Design Squad Global
PBS Kids and National Science Foundation teamed up to make this incredibly rich kid-centered of building, design, and engineering resources. There are well-produced videos, challenges, learning games and safe places for kids to share their ideas. Lesson plans for teachers are there too.
SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environments)
Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) are created when educators and/or parents encourage kids to work as a community to answer their own vibrant and challenging questions by using the internet.
Harvard Project Zero
This is a website that connects you to all the amazing projects happening at the Harvard School of Education. Out of Eden Learn, Making Thinking Visible, Maker Play, Students as Citizens, are all here. TONS of videos, tools, and articles.
Mindshift: How We Will Learn
MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. KQED.