Sugata Mitra shares his amazing experiences with self-organized, self-directed learning by kids. He drops off a computer and a task, to come back to children working together to learn new and complex information. Thanks to blog.ted.com.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an incredible organization dedicated to sponsoring 17 minute talks on some of the most interesting topics ever. Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke as told from a woman who studies strokes was my first introduction to TED talks. I cried. I sat with my mouth literally hanging. I couldn’t believe it. And then I watched another TED talk and had the same experience. The catch phrase is “Ideas worth spreading” and I am looking forward to the next TED event which will be focused on generating ideas to deal with the Deepwater Horizon oil crisis. June 28th is the day for the TEDxOilSpill event and I’ll definitely be tuning in to get perspective and hopefully, inspiration. I can only hope BP will take note of some of the creative ideas that are sure to come from this discussion.