Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums - "Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become."
Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" -- the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, pinning to Pinterest LOLcats), we're building a better, more cooperative world.
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on TED.com #projectbasedlearning #digitalmedia #21CenturyLearning :: Using STRENGTHS and passions generously in beneficial service to others.
Clay Shirky: How social media can make history While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.