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ByPrinceton NixonTHE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUDIMPROVING OUR EDUCATIONALSYSTEM
A result of Sugata Mitra’s Hole in the wall experiment.Computers placed in the walls of rural area for under privileged children to accessLead to children learning how to use the computers, and in certain case informationstored on them.Started off as a simple test to see what under privileged children in a nearby slum would do when given a computer.Lead to a wider scale experiment.THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUDOVERVIEW
• It’s obsolete• It’s still good we just don’t need it anymore• Quote from The teach gap-”Although many of the American teachers weobserved were highly competent at implementing American teachingmethods, the methods themselves were severely limited.”MITRA, AND MY THOUGHTS ONTHE CURRENT EDUCATIONSYSTEM.
• Use child driven education• Using the Children’s natural curiosity to guide lessons• Using adult leaders to guide lessonsTHE SCHOOL IN CLOUDSMETHODS
• These to go hand in hand.• Using the children curiosity to guide lessons is a key concept ofChildren Driven Education.• Children are provided the materials, and teach themselves along withtheir classmates.• Can help children see what they are capable of…• Bring children closer together.CHILD DRIVEN EDUCATION, ANDCURIOSITY DRIVEN LESSONS
• A method using adults to help to encourage children, and keep themmotivated while learning.• Based off the thing that grandparent would normally say or ask.• What that? You know in my day…etc.“THE GRANNY METHOD”
For the following activity you will be given a coded message along with all theinformation need to solve the message as well as a pencil, and a piece ofpaper. You will be allowed about five minutes to work by yourself, and/orwith you classmates to solve the message which will be displayed on the nextslide.ACTIVITY
All the information on the slide is can be used to decode the message.A-Z1-26__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __1 18 5 20 8 5 18 5 1 14 25 17 21 5 19 20 9 15 14DECODED THE MESSAGE
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