Great video on how new media can turn learning into a fun and creative endeavour. But it should not end in the classroom: you can apply this method for any meeting, workshop, and conference and use the face-to-face time in so much more valuable ways than to listen to someone read PowerPoint Slides out loud!
An appeal to experimentation and prototyping in education by a 13-year old: This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education
This short video presents a reforestation technique based on natural regeneration but supported by local farmers. About 10 min into the video Tony Rinaudo (the person being interviewed) talks about the need to have secure use rights for the trees so people feel it is worth investing time in pruning and protecting a tree seedling in the first place.
It just shows that very simple ideas and approaches can go far provided people involved can agree on the principles by which they want to manage a shared resource.
I wonder how we can get a repair and upgrade economy instead of the current designed for the dump.