“We live in a world of such complexity that our problems increasingly exceed the possibilities of the individual mind. Collaboration is no longer an option.” (HT @brainpicker)
Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains
The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction
Why You Can’t Escape the Internet
From Papyrus to iPad: The Evolution of Reading
Open-Source Textbooks: Free. Customizable. Aligned to Standards.
Turn your classroom into a publishing house. Students use Kerpoof’s backgrounds, props, and characters or draw their own illustrations to accompany text. StoryBooks can be printed or shared via the online library.
“Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the Society for Human Resource Management, found that the four skills most prized by employers were a work ethic, an ability to collaborate with others, facility in oral communication and social responsibility” - and you don’t need a high-price degree to achieve them. When the student loan bubble bursts, we’ll be turning to http://Skillshare.com and the like to learn anything from anyone.
Apply your text book budget to tablets.
Uganda has one of the first social entrepreneurship curricula taught on a national level in the world. Will it serve as a model for other countries to follow?
Locally fabricated, repurposed…anything. This is a blog dedicated to people solving everyday problems with African ingenuity - the heart of the Maker Faire movement.