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New Writing on a School wall

New Writing on a School wall

The writing on this school’s walls quotes Mahatma Gandhi in Hebrew and Arabic:  “We must be the change that we wish to see in the world.”  Parents who send their kids to school here answer the call for change from the existing order of things. KFAR QARA’, Northern Israel, Jan 27 2014 (IPS) – Welcome to...
My Coursera Experience: Empowering Local Communities through Online Courses

My Coursera Experience: Empowering Local Communities through Online Courses

I am a user of Coursera myself and enjoy the courses a lot. It is great to read how other people use it to empower others. This is a great story. About Coursera – We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We are changing the face of education globally, and...
The difference between growing older and growing up

The difference between growing older and growing up

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her...
Malala Yousafzai fund 'to boost education'

Malala Yousafzai fund ‘to boost education’

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has described how a fund has been set up in her name to help all children get an education. “I want to serve the people and I want every girl, every child, to be educated and for that reason we have organised the Malala Fund.” The Malala Fund has been set...
NEWS: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

NEWS: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

I had a friend in college who was addicted to Coke and potato chips. Every night – studying or watching TV – he’d eat one bag of chips after another until he was too thirsty for any more. So, he’d quench his thirst with half a liter of Coke, feel pleasantly refreshed, and resume crunching...
Learning in a Globalized World

Learning in a Globalized World

Image From: The Next Web Yeah, if you haven’t noticed I like a lot of things. But seriously, this video..I REALLY LIKED. Ericsson has created a short film series called Networked Society and one of their recent videos has focused on the future of learning. This video interviews some of the leaders in education and technology. It is absolutely...

Video: Sir Ken Robinson – Imagination and Empathy

At the Dalai Lama Center’s Speakers Series event “Educating the Heart and Mind”, Sir Ken Robinson shares the importance of imagination and empathy in education.  
Book Review - The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher

Book Review – The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher

I have an inspiring news! I have read an amazing book which is unique by its simplicity. I have changed my way of looking at my life! The book is about an approach to life. It tells a story about ‘limited’ young man who meets a millionaire and he helps him to understand different levels...

Video: RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate is taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA  Benjamin Franklin award. Changing Education Paradigms video – http://www.thersa.org/events/video/animate/rsa-animate-changing-paradigms  

Interesting articles collected during January 2012

Tech&Science Darwin’s Lost Fossils Found In Desk Drawer: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/darwins-lost-fossils-found-desk-drawer-152821335.html The hunt for a real-life Avatar: Will we find life on another planet’s moons?: http://theweek.com/article/index/223105/the-hunt-for-a-real-life-avatar-will-we-find-life-on-another-planets-moons To Prevent Theft: Car Seat Identifies Drivers Sitting Down: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/21/car-seat-japan/ Solar Energy Lights up Bangladesh: http://wakeup-world.com/2012/01/10/solar-energy-lights-up-bangladesh/ Thermostat Reinvented to Improve Efficiency: http://www.happynews.com/news/10252011/.htm British Scientific Expedition Discovers Deepest Known Undersea Vents: http://www.happynews.com/news/1112012/british-scientific-expedition.htm...