Sunday, November 19, 2017

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

March 14, 2011 by  
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Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs ‘childish’ thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Cynthia Breazeal: The Rise of Personal Robots

February 11, 2011 by  
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As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realised: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.

Hole in the Wall

September 8, 2010 by  
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“The best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. Dr. Sugata Mitra, Chief Scientist at NIIT, is credited with the discovery of Hole-in-the-Wall. NIIT is an information technology global education and training company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. Professor Mitra was recently described as a polymath by the University of London and his 30 […]

Vanish the Thought

November 12, 2008 by  
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One of the loveliest stories told during the mihi and whaikororeo was by Aunty June about Nama’s Pond’s Cream. The story of Ponds “began when Theron T. Pond, a pharmacist from Utica New York, introduced ‘Pond’s Golden Treasure’ in 1846, a witch-hazel based

KNZRT

October 1, 2008 by  
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As New Zealanders we have a lot in common with the friendly, resourceful, sporty and proud people of Naryn oblast and New Zealand’s livestock production technologies are relevant tools to help them. KNZRT is an organisation doing just that

The Gesundheit Institute

October 1, 2008 by  
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The Gesundheit Institute began as a group of twenty friends, including three doctors, who moved into a six-bedroom home and called it a free hospital. The hospital was open 24 hours a day and

Are Winners Grinners

August 16, 2008 by  
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Wins no matter how big or small need to be celebrated when they happen. And to be found trying plays a real role in keeping our ambitions or dreams running toward our preferred goal of a win. As they say in the ad,

All Girl Choir

June 27, 2007 by  
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Tilly and her all-girl choir (as I call them) were up at the crack of dawn this morning, twittering to their heart’s content and blissfully unaware that the more languid human bi-ped (now unwillingly alerted to their presence) was about to throw the book at them! Noisy neighbours!