Posts Tagged ‘education’

DonorsChoose.org

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
DonorsChoose.org: Teachers Ask. You Choose. Students Learn. Such a wonderful project. In the face of senseless education cuts, people can put their money where their mouth is. For the teachers, for the students, here we go.

TED Favorites (let’s go with three)

Friday, February 25th, 2011
TED2008 Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. TED2010 In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish. TEDGlobal 2010 Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
TEDWomen Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

TEACH.gov

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
[caption id="attachment_4135" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Teach.gov"][/caption] My favorite part of the State of the Union. The words of Barack Obama: "become a teacher, your country needs you." Visit Teach.gov to learn more.

Donors Choose

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. This Week alone: 12,731 donors, 728 projects completed, 97,488 students reached.
  • Give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.

It’s Friday, in the Twilight of 2010…

Friday, December 10th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3590" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="By Scott Albrecht from Re:Form School"][/caption] MORE

Re:Form School by The Masses

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Re:Form School by The Masses from Redu on Vimeo.

"We have the ability to reshape what education is going to look like for the next 20 years." "When are you gonna demand from education what you demand from your remote control?"

Waiting for “Superman”

Monday, November 15th, 2010
Waiting for Superman is a powerful new documentary from Participant Media about the education crisis in America. We saw it on Saturday in Omaha. Touching and infuriating, a kind of hopeless look at a stark reality that demands a passionate response from an engaged citizenry to make change as soon as possible. Pledge to see the film and Take Action. A couple video animations done to support the film:

TakePart: Participant Media - Waiting For 'Superman' - Infographic from Jr.canest on Vimeo.

A Conversation with Davis Guggenheim from TakePart on Vimeo.

Re:Form School Poster #2

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Another one of mine from Re:Form School. For the school grounds. A reminder. That the reason kids are there is to dream. Enough said.

Re:Form School Poster #1

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
One of my pieces for Re:Form School. Because everywhere can be a school. And it should be for everyone. Now pick up those sticks.