Innovation in teaching
September 11, 2014
Kids are heading back to school, and in order to learn in the best environment possible, they need tools to succeed. Teachers are working hard to make the most of tight budgets and larger classrooms. Put the best foot forward this school year with some creative ways to use USB drives in and out of the classroom. For parents Send your kids to school with handy USB pens. They can use the pen to take important notes, and store reports and other school documents securely on the USB drive. Give your kids’ teachers a customized USB drive to thank them for being such...
November 7, 2013
Now and again, a great idea is born and spreads, causing major changes – yet not all great ideas see full development and application in real life. More and more people from a variety of fields are recognizing the need for a new great idea in education, one that will turn the teaching world upside down, make it more modern, efficient and able to develop the potential of the variety of people out there. It is becoming imperative to find a solution to the growing gap between the skills, interests and capabilities of students and the teaching methods applied to...
October 9, 2013
Does your brain hurt when you sense a math problem swirling in the air? Have you hated math since early childhood, and experience math anxiety even if you have to calculate how much to tip your waiter? Or do big numbers in newspaper and magazine articles frighten you and make you doubt your intelligence? rbbaird / Foter / CC BY-NC Well, you are not alone. Perhaps you and millions of people around the globe have some kind of childhood math trauma. It had been inflicted either by indifferent or evil math teachers, or by your parents who assured you early on that you...
September 4, 2013
<p style="text-align: justify;">You must have heard of Ricardo Semler, the CEO of Brazilian company Semco SA, who transformed his father's business and turned Semco into one of the most profitable and unorthodox companies in the world. But did you know that he's also trying to revolutionize education through his Lumiar School in San Paolo, which is every bit as eccentric as his company? That's why in order to understand his approach to education, you need to explore his approach to business first. Let's look at his very successful management style.</p> <dl id="foter-photo-figure" class="wp-caption foter-photo alignleft" style="color: #888888; position: relative; font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; overflow: hidden; zoom: 1; padding: 4px; border: 1px solid #dddddd; border-top-left-radius: 3px; border-top-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-left-radius: 3px; width: 450px; float: none; margin: 5px auto 10px;"><dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a href="http://foter.com/photo/school-construction-funding-announcement/"><img class="foter-photo mceItem" style="display: block; width: 100%;" src="http://photos.foter.com/160/school-construction-funding-announcement_l.jpg" alt="" /></a></dt><dd class="wp-caption-dd" style="padding: 0; margin: 0;"><span style="display: block; float: right;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdgovpics/6685782417/">MDGovpics</a> / <a href="http://foter.com">Foter</a> / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY</a></span></dd></dl> <p lang="en-US" style="text-align: justify;"> <a href="https://www.logotech.com/blog/ricardo-semler-and-the-revolution-in-education/" class="read-more">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>
August 8, 2013
Computers were at an embryonic stage when I was at school. We used to mock a kid who went off to practise on one. He's now probably a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, having had a head start over us! Young people today have no idea how easy their life is. If they want to steal the work of somebody, they can copy and paste a piece of text that probably has SOME vague correlation to the truth! We, on the other hand, had to copy the answer of another kid. And it was probably the WRONG answer anyway. If we had to research...
July 24, 2013
Recent years have witnessed a heated debate on the future of higher education, with online forms of education receiving more and more supporters among students, faculty and administration. As of 2012, 89% of public schools and 60% of private schools were offering online courses. At the same time, we saw the emergence of free online courses by nearly all major US colleges and universities, as well as the growing popularity of course aggregators, with Coursera being the most popular so far. In other words, online forms of education are on the rise and there are many legitimate reasons for that...
June 23, 2013
Shakespeare once wrote of the whining school-boy creeping like a snail unwillingly to school.His words are even more apt with the passing of time. I was reminded of this while watching the inspiring and award-winning TED talk of the educational researcher Sugata Mitra in which he said that schools had outlived their usefulness and that self-learning via the net was the future. You think this is far-fetched? My first comment would be that children – especially teenagers – have a natural instinct to rebel against organized directives. “Go north,” says a teacher, “it'll do you good”. The teenager, naturally suspicious, will head...