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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com

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.
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Lessons in spelling 'have no place in 21st century schools' - Telegraph

Lessons in spelling 'have no place in 21st century schools' - Telegraph | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it
Schools should stop providing lessons in spelling and grammar because children can correct linguistic errors on their mobile phones, according to a leading academic.
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