Tag: education

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

It’s difficult to predict which skills will be valuable in the future, and even more

Friday Video: Digital Natives

HOST: Alexander Heffner GUEST: John Palfrey AIR DATE: 06/21/14 I’m Alexander Heffner, your new host on The Open Mind. For more than a half-century, my grandfather explored the universe of ideas from this chair, and I was fortunate to benefit from his tutelage. In taking his seat as he hoped I would, I’ll carry on Open Mind’s mission as […]

“The Tolkien Professor” Presents Three Free Courses on The Lord of the Rings

A quick update: Last year, we told you about Corey Olsen, an English Professor at Washington College, who started publishing online lectures on the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien. We initially featured his lecture series on The Hobbit. Now “The Tolkien Professor,” as Olsen is otherwise known, presents a series of online courses on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read […]

Warner Bros. Sent UNH A ‘Cease And Desist’ Order About A Popular ‘Harry Potter’ Literature Course

A summer course at the University of New Hampshire that uses the Harry Potter series to teach young students grammar and reading skills has prompted a cease and desist order from Warner Brothers, local CNN station WMUR reports. While educational use of copyrighted works is legally allowed, Warner Brothers “doesn’t want people to think it sponsored the class,” according to […]

Parents Who Own Bookshelves Raise Kids Who Do Better in School

Over on Core77, Rain Noe discusses a sweeping international study by a team of Stanford

What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills

Published on Mar 20, 2013 The rate of change in the world demands that we re-imagine and restructure the foundational learning relationship among students, teachers, and knowledge. In September 2012, pursuing a decades-long passion for transformational education, Grant packed up his Prius and set off on a solo, nationwide research tour to discover what schools are […]

Toronto students question whether Wikipedia really is open to everyone

A recent dust-up between Wikipedia and Canada’s largest university raises questions about how collaborative the

Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution

Arizona Phoenix College math instructor James Sousa has been teaching math for 15 years at both the community college and K-12 levels. Over the years, he has developed more than 2,600 video tutorials on topics from arithmetic to calculus, and made these videos available on YouTube, originally under a CC BY-NC-SA license. His website and […]

Build a School in the Cloud

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. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org. […]