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.
Just found this short presentation via @RTGit:
Paul Pollack‘s advice to find solutions for social problems:
- Go, where the action is.
- Talk to the people who have the problem and really listen to what they have to say
- Learn everything about the specific context of the problem.
Great initiative to combat violence in whatever form (verbal, physical, emotional) it may appear, and a reminder that change starts with ourselves:
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
via Charter for Compassion.
Here is the whole charter as a video:
And a link to the speech, in which Karen Armstrong explains the idea for this charter.
Very interesting panel on Music and brain activity from the World Science Festival with Bobby McFerrin:
I have a feeling that most everyone here at some place inside, they have sincere desire to participate, to become part of something, which is a very strong need in all of us, I think, to be part of some kind of a community and have some kind of a relationship whether it is with another person or music. So, I find very very easily, regardless of what country or culture that I am in, to give an invitation for people to sing and they readily jump on it.
See him in action:
Found through Ribeezie.com