What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age.
A parliamentary candidate in Switzerland has a slightly different platform: PowerPoint. The Swiss public speaking coach believes PowerPoint presentations dilute the point, dull the speech and in the end, make people less persuasive. They are also a huge waste of money, Poehm says.
P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation).
The organization behind this campaign is the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and there are a handful of these spots now posted on its YouTube channel. The comments on the channel are, well, not positive (though with the viral vibe, who can tell if they’re even real).
No official release from the organization yet, but Marketing has received confirmation that Toronto agency Smith Roberts had a hand in creating the ads.
Twitter seems to be here to stay. As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media.
Mind, Brain and Education methods may seem unfamiliar and even counterintuitive, but they are simple to understand and easy to carry out. And after-school assignments are ripe for the kind of improvements the new science offers.