Monday, October 8, 2007

A Powerful Video

Thanks to a fellow teacher, I was able to watch (and be moved by) this video. It is called "Education 2.0." Here is what the author says:

Education used to be about transfer of information from teacher to student. Now there is too much information available in the world. Much of this information is being used by people trying to sell us something: an idea, a product, a political agenda, a way of seeing our entire country.

New Hampton School's Junior Urban Adventure attempts to turn around this notion of one-way education in the same way that Web 2.0 is changing the way we think about the web. Students will learn to ask questions, make meaning from the glut of information available to them and engage, upload and maybe even start to solve some of the world's problems.

1 comment:

got2read said...

Thank you for sharing the video and your comments about the course at NHS. I was excited by the video and the idea that other teachers see education in a way similar to my view. It is essential that we let go of the information delivery model of education and the test for accountability and we open the floodgates on learning potential.