Teaching children 'I Can'

posted Apr 6, 2014, 8:12 AM by Shiv Hastawala   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 8:13 AM ]

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Build a School in the Cloud

posted Mar 17, 2014, 5:22 AM by Shiv Hastawala   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 5:22 AM ]

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).

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Education without School

posted Jan 14, 2014, 2:23 AM by Shiv Hastawala   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 2:24 AM ]

Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. Logan said that when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At the TEDx talk below, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal. 

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Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

posted Feb 29, 2012, 11:26 AM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 11:27 AM by Shiv Hastawala ]

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

The Khan Academy

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:41 PM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 2:41 PM by Shiv Hastawala ]

Short overview video about the Khan Academy as a recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education

Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (from ted.com)

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:40 PM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 2:40 PM by Shiv Hastawala ]

Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (from ted.com)

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:37 PM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 2:38 PM by Shiv Hastawala ]

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

For more information on Sir Ken's work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com

Do schools kill creativity?

posted Feb 28, 2012, 2:33 PM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 2:35 PM by Shiv Hastawala ]


Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes -- including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin. 

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts. 

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