We want to empower students to show their originality and knowledge, all while speaking to them in languages they understand: Multimedia and the Web.
Through discovery and implementing new ways of teaching, we could inspire the creativity of the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page or Sergey Brin to create something new, exciting and special.
The initiative is on: Go and check it: http://changedu.org
Don’t forget to read the manifesto
Couple of months ago I started a little “via Twitter” only campaign and now I think it’s the time to give it more visibility, because the deadline is in 20 days.
The main idea is: for every tweet [tooltip title=”Yes I Will” gravity=”e”][mark color=”yellow”]I will run 1[/mark][/tooltip] meter on Prague Marathon on September 8th 2012 (yes in 20 days) and will donate some money to an open source project.
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Join the campaign now – it’s FUN. Fell more than free to share it with your friends.
Maybe some of you know, maybe not, but I am part of a great company now called Glogster EDU. The reason I joined was I will have the opportunity to change how the education system works and to try to implement THE WEB into every school in the World. How awesome is that?
Those who knows me well, probably know the fact that I am a bad-ass person and I don’t like stupid rules and any form of Autocracy (One of the reason I am not active in the Mozilla Project anymore) and now I will have the opportunity to teach people how to remix the web and how to be part of a Great teaching community. (We have more than 3 000 000 community members so far. )
I just create a course in P2PU about Remixing the Web and Creative Learning for Teachers. Feel free to invite your peers to join our mission.
Great Teachers don’t take students to a destination, they provide them with the tools to get there on their own.
I have spent most of my free time in last 2 years to teach people how to use web and technology for their own causes. Unfortunately I have a very limited ‘free’ time and I can only “start the fire” and to let people to develop the idea by them selves, with little push (or kick) from time to time.
I was a speaker to a very amazing group of art students and right now they have very short idea on what they can do on the Web, except hanging around on Facebook or downloading a movie from a torrent site. We had a great practical session together and I think they think differently about web right now. I’d love to do that again.
Forbes mentioned me in an article about remixing the web and using the the technology to fight for our own rights and for freedom of speech. I have “fired” our prime minister by creating a copy of the official government webpage with a surprising news :) The news was on every news e-paper in Bulgaria on the same day and on every hard copy edition on the next.
On the next day even the PM mentioned that “action” on the TV :)
Change can happen in seconds, especially with the tools and technology at our disposal