What kind of education system do we need?
Public elementary and secondary schools around the world were designed for the agrarian age. The six hour school day allowed time for the children to do daily farm chores and the 180 day school year allowed them to help plant and harvest crops. Such schedules meant that school facilities were created around the needs of the farm economy. With the industrial revolution schools... more »
But is it really possible to bring data communication professionals, higher education institutions, public school districts, telecom providers, state government, educators, students, parents, public broadcasters and libraries together in a meaningful way? A living example of this kind of statewide collaboration... more »
Instead, let's consider using the open standards of the web and those things we already know are popular, for example:
- the random "surprise" element of the browser add-on stumble-upon
- the motivational, incentive-based reards system that comes with a site like freerice.com where kids can feed the world through their successful... more »
maybe it's as simple as this... http://tinyurl.com/kwj9a9 - planning to try it out this fall.
reason: i know we're more together - but the kids don't. is it because we pick their groups for them and then change them every 2 weeks?
ongoing groups built from passion.
very anxious to watch it live in a public classroom. through broadband powered laptops.
One technology I think that is rarely mentioned and very powerful in... more »