Sunday, June 9, 2013

Can Kids Teach Themselves?

Professional Development Sundays at Raki's Rad Resources\

Recently, I posted about how my school is using Facebook and Pinterest as part of our professional development.  (See the whole post HERE.)  I’ve decided to pass on some of the best videos and articles I come across to you each Sunday evening.  Here is this week’s professional development post:

Do you teach your students to teach themselves?  Hole in the Wall program created by Sugata Mitra.

Here is one of my new favorite videos about the Hole in the Wall program created by Sugata Mitra.  Mr. Mitra created a program that put computers in public places and allowed students to teach themselves.  Here is his video from TED:

After watching the video, it makes me wonder, how much do we allow students to teach themselves?  With the internet today, there is so much information out there.  It is important to teach our students to teach themselves.  How can you utilize this with your students?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources