Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud

I watched this talk on Ted.com and can’t stop thinking about what Mitra’s discoveries say about education and teaching. If you’re not familiar with the story, Mitra was teaching computer programming at a school in New Delhi that was situated next to a slum. Curious about the connection between having money and having the potential to learn, Mitra decided to put a computer in the exterior wall of the school so that the children living in the slum could access the technology. What he discovered is nothing short of amazing. If you have twenty minutes to spare and want to see an inspirational talk about the potential to learn and our role as educators, please watch this video:

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