BYPRINCETON NIXONTHE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD:IMPROVING OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUDOVERVIEW• A result of Sugata Mitra’s Hole in the wall experiment.• Computers placed in the walls of rural area for underprivileged children to access• Lead to children learning how to use the computers, and incertain case information stored on them.Started off as a simple test to see what under privileged childrenin a near by slum would do when given a computer.Lead to a wider scale experiment.
MITRA, AND MY THOUGHTS ON THECURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM.• It’s obsolete• It’s still good we just don’t need it anymore• Quote from The teach gap-”Although many of theAmerican teachers we observed were highlycompetent at implementing American teachingmethods, the methods themselves were severelylimited.”
THE SCHOOL IN CLOUDSMETHODS• Use child driven education• Using the Children’s natural curiosity to guide lessons• Using adult leaders to guide lessons
CHILD DRIVEN EDUCATION, ANDCURIOSITY DRIVEN LESSONS• These to go hand in hand.• Using the children curiosity to guide lessons is a key conceptof Children Driven Education.• Children are provided the materials, and teach themselvesalong with their classmates.• Can help children see what they are capable of…• Bring children closer together.
“THE GRANNYMETHOD”• A method using adults to help to encourage children, and keepthem motivated while learning.• Based off the thing that grandparent would normally say orask.• What that? You know in my day…etc.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3jYVe1RGaU
ACTIVITY• For the following activity you will be given a codedmessage along with all the information need tosolve the message as well as a pencil if needed,and a piece of paper. You will be allowed aboutfive minutes to work by yourself, and/or with yourclassmates to solve the message which will bedisplayed on the next slide.• If you’re finished before the time is up try to usewhat you’ve learned from de-coding the messageto create your own message.
DECODED THE MESSAGE• All the information on the slide is can be used to decode themessage.• A-Z• 1-26• __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __• 1 18 5 20 8 5 18 5 1 14 25 17 21 5 19 20 9 15 14 19
WORKS CITED• Hiebert, James. "The “Teaching Gap”." CLOSING THETEACHING GAP. By James W. Stigler. Corwin: SagePublications, 2012. 1-14. Print.• Mitra, Sugata, Ritu Dangwal, Shiffon Chatterjee, SwatiJha, Ravinder S. Bisht, and Preeti Kapur. "Acquisition ofComputing L Iteracy on Shared PublicComputers:children." (2012): 1-17. The Hole in theWall.com. Web. 21 Mar. 2013• Mtira, Sugata. "Sugata Mitra: Build a School in theCloud." TED: Ideas worth Spreading. TED, n.d. Web. 25Mar. 2013.