A recent study found that 100% of American universities engage in social media, but it is hard to find a college on a list of the best social media campaigns. Rather, you see those “best of” lists filled with businesses.
TED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these new TED-Ed Originals as well as some powerful new learning tools.
I think we can all look forward to some inspiring and thought provoking educational videos when TED Ed launches. These will be 'crowdsourced' as TED seeks nominations for educators, animators and lesson ideas to be included.
As a precursor the associated YouTube channel is now live and offers a flavour of the quality of the content to follow.
Over the next five years, the K-12 education community is expected to adopt six new technologies that will affect both teaching and learning. Teachers, curriculum designers, students and parents will all be impacted, and for the better, the K-12 classroom will never be the same.
Google is not God, but the omnipresent search engine commands an unworldly level of trust from its followers.
If they’re naive at Googling, it’s because the ability to judge information is almost never taught in school. Under 2001′s No Child Left Behind Act, elementary and high schools focus on prepping their pupils for reading and math exams.
===> And by the time kids get to college, professors assume they already have this skill. <===