Other bits and pieces of educational interest

This page has other things I have come across which are of educational interest.

A great TED talk from Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who has done some wonderful 'experiments' with getting -- or perhaps that should be 'letting' -- children teach themselves things by providing resources and then going away. This reinforces my view that, if the students don't learn, I'm probably doing something wrong. This also proves, yet again, the extraordinary ability of children to learn, when challenged.

See more at his site here: http://sugatam.wikispaces.com/.

(via Bishop Hill)