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Is math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club exploresIs math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club explores

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In New York City, it’s common to hear ten different languages just on your walk to work in the morning. For the students at Lycée Français de New York, that kind of multicultural exposure doesn’t stop at the schoolhouse doors. With a combination French-English curriculum, this PreK-12 school educates students who represent more than 50 nationalities. And when […]

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Disrupting higher education: Shai Reshef at TED2014Disrupting higher education: Shai Reshef at TED2014

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Shai Reshef believes higher education is a right, not a privilege. In January 2009, he founded University of the People, a nonprofit, tuition-free, online university dedicated to opening up higher education to anyone in the world with a high school diploma and a willingness to learn — “regardless of who they are, where they live […]

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Susan Cain announces news to make introverts happySusan Cain announces news to make introverts happy

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Susan Cain is planning a Quiet Revolution. In her classic talk from TED2012, she spoke up for introverts, pointing out the many ways our culture encourages extroversion. “I wasn’t prepared for the intensity and voracity of response to these ideas,” Cain tells the TED Blog two years later. “There’s an enormous hunger for recognition, understanding and […]

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When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?

Posted By Tedstaff

By Janet Lee In Geoffrey Canada’s impassioned TED Talk last year, he urged the American education system to update its business model to integrate more science and technology into the curriculum, particularly for lower-income communities. One study that especially troubled Canada showed that lower income students are more prone to losing the knowledge they’ve acquired […]

Education

Sugata Mitra TED Prize update: Preview the School in the Cloud documentary — and a new web platform for learningSugata Mitra TED Prize update: Preview the School in the Cloud documentary — and a new web platform for learning

Posted By Natasha Scripture

By Natasha Scripture Sugata Mitra thinks big. At last year’s TED, he unveiled his dream to transform primary education. Instead of a teacher, a chalkboard and a generic curriculum, the recipient of the 2013 TED Prize asked us to imagine an environment that empowered children to learn on their own, with the guidance of virtual […]

Education

A School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in IndiaA School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India

Posted By Natasha Scripture

“Early one morning last February, a man turned up on my doorstep who had travelled through the night to get there,” said Sugata Mitra, the education reformer who received the 2013 TED Prize. “This schoolteacher wanted to do something positive for his village, which had no electricity, health care or primary education … It was […]

Education

Antibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with scienceAntibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with science

Posted By Emilie Soffe

“Using a powerful particle gun, we would shoot small pieces of matter through the force field and into the antimatter to make small, controlled bursts of energy –which we could then harness and put into batteries.” This quote reads like a line of dialogue from a science fiction movie. But the (exponentially more exciting) truth […]

Education

MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now?MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now?

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Whatever your opinion of them, you can’t deny that MOOCs have come a long way in the last few years. To help put the massive online courses into some perspective, Alex Cusack, a contributing writer at Moocs.com, a blog that covers news about MOOCs (edited by Zachary Davis, a producer for HarvardX, a spin-off of […]

In Conversation

Two giants of online learning discuss the future of educationTwo giants of online learning discuss the future of education

Posted By Helen Walters

Scratch the surface of online education, and you’re destined to run into the names of two men. The first, Salman Khan, never intended to be an education icon. Instead, he simply watched with increased interest as videos he had uploaded to YouTube to help his cousin learn math were seized upon by a world apparently […]

Education

TED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the TwitterverseTED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the Twitterverse

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In the nearly two weeks since the launch of TED-Ed Clubs, almost 700 educators in 50+ countries have completed applications in the hopes of bringing the program into their classrooms. Meanwhile, TED-Ed’s Twitter feed saw a flurry of excitement as educators and students took to their keyboards to share their thoughts. Here, a look at what […]