After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.”
In the spirit of Mitra’s invitation to the world to “ask kids big questions, and find big answers,” we asked four brilliant young people to tell us: What do you think is the future of learning?
Here, their answers.
Adora Svitak, 15-year-old writer, teacher and activist
“One of the most powerful shifts in the future of education will come from not only the tools at our disposal, but from an underutilized resource:the students whose voices have for too long been silent. We’re pushing for seats at the decision-making tables, empowering ourselves by shaping our own learning, and…
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While many wonder what the pervasive use of technology is doing to our overloaded mental circuits, the new TED Book Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks ponders that question in another way: can cutting-edge neurological research into child brain development teach us anything about how we shape the global “brain” of the Internet? As author Tiffany Shlain explains today in an essay on the Huffington Post, “The Internet, like the developing brain of a child, is in a rapid phase of growth and change. This means that just as we must be mindful in how we nurture our children’s minds, we must also pay careful attention to how we develop our global brain.”
This ebook was created in conjunction with a 10-minute film by Shlain, below, which uses an innovative, participatory filmmaking process called “Cloud Filmmaking.” The TED Book expands on the ideas in the film by sharing deeper…
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An amazing app which creates powerful video in minutes. This has so much potential with students too!
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ICT is mainly focused on providing users with solutions to their problem. This may include transforming data into information, editing graphics and video, creating animation or simply communicating and presenting. There are generally more than one way to solve problems. How would you solve the problems below:
You are an inventor and you think that you have just invented a new product that will revolutionise the world. Your budget is extremely tight as you have spent most of it on materials. Your ICT skills are basic. How would you use ICT tools to promote the sales of your product?