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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Unschooling documentary with student accounts of experiences | Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization

Unschooling documentary with student accounts of experiences | Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization | AlterEd | Scoop.it
A documentary created by Lillian Mauser-Carter interviewing several families of self-directed students and their experiences in alternative education and schooling. A first person look at how unschoolers succeed in self-directed learning.

Via Jim Lerman, Kamila Clbrs
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Montessori Explained

Comparison between conventional and Montessori education.


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Best Education Apps | Unbiased, Data-Driven Comparisons.

Research and compare Education Apps for iPad and iPhone. Search and sort using price, developer, release date, age group, and more.
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Open Education for a Global Economy

Open Education for a Global Economy | AlterEd | Scoop.it
A little-known company's success offering free online education around the world.
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Social Media Week gets into alternative education and supports a tech camp for kids

Social Media Week gets into alternative education and supports a tech camp for kids | AlterEd | Scoop.it
Social Media Week (SMW) is coming up in September and there are some interesting initiatives this year that point to a need to understand the tools and technologies that have influenced ...
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An alternative to university learning

An alternative to university learning | AlterEd | Scoop.it
“Accessible education” is a term many Quebecers are familiar with since the debate over tuition hikes heated up earlier this year.
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Alternative school no longer up for Internet auction - phillyBurbs.com

Alternative school no longer up for Internet auction - phillyBurbs.com | AlterEd | Scoop.it
KAALtv.comAlternative school no longer up for Internet auctionphillyBurbs.comWith its budget recently slashed, The Learning Center at Neshaminy has taken to the Internet in an unconventional effort to raise funds.High School Puts Itself Up for Sale...
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Tech vs Text: New Study Unveils What Students Are Actually Using To Learn

Tech vs Text: New Study Unveils What Students Are Actually Using To Learn | AlterEd | Scoop.it

Is education technology all hype? Will printed books always have a place in the classroom? A new study unveils the current state of edtech and what's in store.


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leading and learning: Creative teaching - the only alternative to school failure; Sir Ken Robinson leads the way - but who is actually following.

leading and learning: Creative teaching - the only alternative to school failure; Sir Ken Robinson leads the way - but who is actually following. | AlterEd | Scoop.it

#education Do we need action and not words to take control of education from political control?


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AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children | Augmented Environments Lab

AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children | Augmented Environments Lab | AlterEd | Scoop.it

AR SPOT is an augmented-reality authoring environment for children. An extension of MIT’s Scratch project, this environment allows children to create experiences that mix real and virtual elements. Children can display virtual objects on a real-world scene observed through a video camera, and they can control the virtual world through interactions between physical objects.


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40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic

40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic | AlterEd | Scoop.it

40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About

(note: some aren't truly 'open' - ie not free)

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One teacher-schools and alternative education? RTE thinks not | The Alternative - Read. Act. Be.

One teacher-schools and alternative education? RTE thinks not | The Alternative - Read. Act. Be. | AlterEd | Scoop.it
The Ekaadhyapaka institutions located in remote inaccessible areas teach tribal kids using native education methods and folk culture.
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Khan Academy

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Open High School's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:24 PM

If you haven't ever tried to get help, learn something new, or just see what the buzz is about with Khan Academy...here's your chance.

 

Signing up is easy.  Give it a try!

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Why Alternative Education Needs to Go Mainstream - Education - GOOD

Why Alternative Education Needs to Go Mainstream - Education - GOOD | AlterEd | Scoop.it
Dropouts in alternative programs get a personalized learning experience. Maybe if they had that in the first place they wouldn't leave school.
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