Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most.
f (x) = log x
Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat”
spread of information has been a logarithmic function
Netscape (internet browser) going public (1995) allowed for the connecting of ideas and individuals at an exponential rate, flattening the “learning curve”
“ If it can be done, it will be.”
New Ways to Get SMRT!
Where To Next?
Creativity, Collaboration, and Connectivity are the Keys to Success in the New Flat World
Current Pro D is faulty by design
Modeled after traditional instruction
linear flow of info from teacher to passive learner
Creating a PLN
Twitter allows connections to form, irregardless of race, age, economic status, location, and even time. Learning becomes a personal choice, collectively constructed, inspired by “experts”, always available, and continuously evolving. PD becomes a state of mind instead of a day in the school calendar.
Trendy or Transformative?
“ Wisdom of the Crowd” seeks to aggregate anonymously produced data... (where) people each enter their own calculations without influencing each other's findings.
“ Collective Intelligence” focuses on ... (the process of how) participants share information, correct and evaluate each other's findings, and arrive at a consensus understanding.” Henry Jenkins
Join the Conversation
Groups of 3-4 on 1 computer (Social)
At least one Tweeter per group (MKO)
Work through the intro to Twitter live binder together