Monday, October 4, 2010

"Whenever a machine can replace a teacher, we should." Arthur C. Clarke

Hello again. The quote above comes the the video below. Not to knock teachers. We need teachers. And Grandmothers can be teachers as you'll learn.

It's a TED talk. They guys ambition is to experiment and prove that kids can and do learn on their own where there is interest. This video contains many examples of his work. Great stuff.  What struck me is that it's the group dynamic that really makes a difference. Four kids in a group learn better than a single kid at a computer. Think about your classroom computer labs!

Watch this and learn. But invite three friends to watch with you.