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Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra

Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra

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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 []

#SugataMitra is trending: Twitter reacts to the 2013 TED Prize reveal

#SugataMitra is trending: Twitter reacts to the 2013 TED Prize reveal

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Following a rousing introduction from Sir Ken Robinson, education innovator Sugata Mitra accepted the first-ever $1 million TED Prize at TED2013. As soon as the TED Prize winner’s identity was revealed, the Twittersphere buzzed about Sugata’s vision for the future of learning. People around the world answered Sugata’s invitation to help reinvent the way kids []

TED Weekends reimagines education

TED Weekends reimagines education

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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 []

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

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

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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, []

The Spark: Speakers in Session 3 at TED2013

The Spark: Speakers in Session 3 at TED2013

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An indefinable quality lies at the heart of any successful idea or project … a spark of intuition, genius or insight that acts as the driver of all later action. Our speakers in this session all possess such a spark, from the educator who’s made it his mission to help high-achieving minority students to a []

Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids

Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids

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David Swancott is a retired biology teacher who lives an hour southeast of Bordeaux, France. He spends his free time bicycling, traveling and, for the past two years, being a “Skype Granny.” Swancott is a part of the “Granny Cloud,” a project created by 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to make teachers available online to mentor children participating []