Teachers

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Has One Laptop per Child Failed?

I’ve always admired the One Laptop per Child project. I’ve volunteered for them by writing ([1] [2] [3]) and producing a video. I even interviewed with them. Empowering children with technology is a powerful promise. Has that promise been kept? I asked my friend (and OLPC volunteer) Nancie Severs, has OLPC failed? Disclaimer: These are the opinions of Nancie Severs. “I don’t see OLPC as a failure at all. When Nicholas Negropante dreamed up the cute […]

32 Practical Websites for ESL Teachers

Are you an ESL teacher? I am. I’m an American who’s been teaching in Vietnam for about 4 months. I’ve found it difficult to find practical websites. Useful websites that will actually help me in the classroom. I’ve also listed 4 activities you can do with your students. These work inside or outside of the classroom. Plus I have a link to a handy Firefox extension. It makes it easy to download a YouTube video. You […]

World’s Most Popular Professor to Teach EdX Course

“If you take this course, your life will never be the same.” Those are the words of Professor Lewin; the world’s most popular professor. The video lectures for his courses have more than 11 million views on YouTube. Bill Gates has watched all his lectures more than once. The New York Times has dubbed him a “web star”. He risks life and limb in demonstrations that leave a life-long impression on his students. Professor Lewin’s Electricity and Magnetism course […]