photo by One Laptop per Child Have you ever used one of these “one laptop per child” computers?
Before reading the rest of this post, take a look at this video. (Trust me on this.) Did you watch the video? Did you see the moonwalking bear? Yes. It was a moonwalking bear. When we show this video in workshops, there’s always a collective gasp when the voiceover mentions the moonwalking bear. Moonwalking bear? … Read more
In this School Snapshot, English as a Foreign Language teacher Pamela Arrarás finishes describing 4 public schools in her native Argentina. What follows is Part 2. You can read Part 1 here. photo by schoolofeverything Daily Schedule Students go to school either in the morning or in the afternoon. The morning shift is from 8am … Read more
Yay! This is our first ever installment of the School Snapshot Project. We’re so excited to launch this series because, well, isn’t it just fascinating to see what schools in other countries are like? We think so! In this School Snapshot, English as a Foreign Language teacher Pamela Arrarás describes 4 public schools in her … Read more
photo by ThinkingTravel Where in the world do you think this school is located? What part of the morning routine might the students and teachers be gathered for?
photo by angela7dreams Have you ever wondered what schools in other countries are like? *Note: We’re not currently accepting School Snapshots. If we decide to resume this project, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, click here to read the School Snapshots we’ve already posted. What they look like, when they begin and end each … Read more
photo by gabyu The caption under this Flickr photo: “Young students are always doing some exercises before getting into the classroom. Was always a nice moment of magic.” How many hours a week do kids at your school have P.E. (physical education)?
photo by mysza831 Looking for a holiday gift that’s fun and fosters cultural awareness? Look no further! Here are 7 ideas for the culturally curious kid, teen or adult on your gift-giving list, each for $20 (US) or less. Gift idea #1: Putumayo World Music Travel the world with Putumayo! Kids, teens, and adults will … Read more
Three interesting items about U.S. education from Time.com: 1. Rhee tackles classroom challenge Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Education of the District of Columbia Public Schools system is reforming the school district by getting rid of “bad” teachers, rewarding “good” ones, and making lots of waves along the way. 2. Class pictures 19 powerful photos of … Read more