School in the Cloud

Image borrowed graciously from The New York Times.

Image borrowed graciously from The New York Times.

One of our founding team members of New Harmony High passed this video along. Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments, and learn more at ted.com/prize.

I think Sugata Mitra speaks very clearly toward a vision we at New Harmony High have of guiding our students towards knowledge acquisition rather than bombarding them with direct instruction. He talks for about 22 minutes, and the stories are inspiring.

Get on with it.