Teaching like your Granny would!

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After watching Sugata Mitra’s inspiring TED talk, where he talks about placing a computer in a wall in a Delhi slum, and walking away from it only to come back later to find the children doing fantastic things on it, I thought I would adapt this method to one of my teaching sessions.

It was a session on Prezi, and I would normally begin by showing them basic navigation, then looking at some of the ...

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TED Conference 2011 – Johnny Cash Project

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We’re now a few days into the TED conference 2011. I’ve been keeping an eye on their blog from the event. There has been a couple of things that have caught my eye and I cannot wait to see the talks that will be posted online.

One of the projects I love so far is the Johnny Cash project that Aaron Coblin presented on day three. It is an ongoing evolving project that features user’s contributions to remake the video to,”Ain’t No ...

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TED: How web video powers global innovation

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Chris Anderson from TED gave a great talk about the power of web video. It is a fantastic talk with a very moving end. I have to say I had goosepimples and a lump in my throat when seeing the inspiring voice of Christopher Makau and the work that they are doing in Kibera.

Chris also discusses a dance troupe created by Jonathon Chu, from dancers who have learned to dance by watching videos online. They are called the League of Extraordinary ...

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