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TED Prize

What is the TED Prize (and how can you win next year’s)?What is the TED Prize (and how can you win next year’s)?

Posted By Natasha Scripture

What do a British chef, a Newcastle University professor and an anti-corruption activist have in common? They’re all winners of the TED Prize – a cash award, currently for $1,000,000, given annually to a forward-thinking individual with a fresh, bold vision for sparking global change to make the world a better place. The Prize begins with […]

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

The first School in the Cloud opens in the UKThe first School in the Cloud opens in the UK

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Sarah Schoengold Sugata Mitra has opened the doors of the world’s first School in the Cloud. Located inside George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, England, this one-room learning lab is a space where students can embark on their own learning adventures, exploring whatever questions most intrigue them. Students even designed the interior of the […]

Education

Daring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouthDaring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouth

Posted By Jamia Wilson

In a classroom in Ontario, a class of 9th graders learned the book Siddhartha, not by listening to lectures from their teacher, but by asking questions like, “How do you know when you’ve reached enlightenment?” Meanwhile, a group of 3rd through 5th graders in rural Georgia was posed a question in Spanish, even though they […]

News

TED News in Brief: Wired profiles Sugata Mitra, while Andrew Bird plays a concert for the National ParksTED News in Brief: Wired profiles Sugata Mitra, while Andrew Bird plays a concert for the National Parks

Posted By Tedstaff

Over the past week, we’ve noticed a lot of TED-related news items in the ether. Here, some highlights: A fascinating new article in Wired takes a look at 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, a schoolgirl in Mexico whose classroom got an intense shake-up from teacher Sergio Juárez Correa, with incredible results. So what inspired Correa to […]

Entertainment

How do you film a School in the Cloud? Q&A with documentarian Jerry RothwellHow do you film a School in the Cloud? Q&A with documentarian Jerry Rothwell

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Courtney E. Martin What do sperm donation, marathon runners, disabled rockstars, and yacht racing have in common? They’ve all been subjects of the careful eye and artistic vision of British director Jerry Rothwell, the winner of the first annual Sundance Institute | TED Prize Filmmaker Award, who has received $125,000 to spend the next 18 […]

Entertainment

Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata MitraFilmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Sugata Mitra’s TED Prize story may soon be coming to a theater near you. Today during the TEDGlobal 2013 session “Exquisite, Enigmatic Us,” curator Chris Anderson named British director Jerry Rothwell as the winner of the first annual Sundance Institute | TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Rothwell earned a $125,000 grant to follow Sugata Mitra over the next 18 months as he builds […]

Education

From the Hole in the Wall to Yale: A Q&A with Arun ChavanFrom the Hole in the Wall to Yale: A Q&A with Arun Chavan

Posted By Jamia Wilson

After his 6-year-old son taught himself to use a computer, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra wanted to test the idea that kids can learn on their own, by discovery rather than formal training. So Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in the wall near a slum in New Delhi, set up an Internet-connected […]

Education

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

Posted By Jamia Wilson

After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s […]

Education

TED Weekends reimagines educationTED Weekends reimagines education

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

At TED2013, Sugata Mitra accepted the TED Prize for 2013 with a striking talk. His wish: for children to learn about any variety of subjects through self-organized learning. While this bold project will take form with a “School in the Cloud” in India, Mitra encourages members of our community to help with a global paradigm change […]

Education

Sugata Mitra shares his 5 favorite talks about educationSugata Mitra shares his 5 favorite talks about education

Posted By Jamia Wilson

Sugata Mitra’s bold efforts towards advancing learning earned him the first-ever $1 million dollar TED Prize. At TED2013, Sugata asked the global TED community to make his dream come true by helping him build a “School in the Cloud,” where kids can tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Since Sugata is […]

Education

TED Weekends asks: What is at the heart of education?TED Weekends asks: What is at the heart of education?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Where does education go from here? On Tuesday, Sugata Mitra accepted the 2013 TED Prize and offered a bold wish for the world: that we encourage children to explore questions about our world in self-organized learning environments. He proposed the founding of a School in the Cloud based in India, and encouraged TED community members, […]