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EDUCATION

Teachers pay Teachers

15 Nov , 2016  

  TeachersPayTeachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original downloadable educational materials, hard goods and used educational resources. Founded in 2006 by a teacher frustrated with the resources available to him, Teachers Pay Teachers is an open marketplace for buying and selling lessons and classroom tools. The site grew in fits and […]

EDUCATION, SOCIETY

School in the Cloud

15 Nov , 2016   Video

School in the cloud is one of the innovative idea that  made Sugat Mitra  the initiator TED Prize award 2013 .His  innovation was the effort towards advancing learning for children all over the world .The main idea behind this innovation is ,group of children if given access to the internet  can learn almost anything by […]

ECONOMY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR, SOCIETY

LA 27E REGION

15 Nov , 2016   Video

La 27e Region is a “lab for public transformation” non-profit organisation working with public administrations to design public policies that are different. Through programs of action-research, the organisation tests methods and expertise from design and creative design, social sciences or amateur activities. The experience of users, civil servants and citizens is the starting point for […]

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ECONOMY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR, SOCIETY

Going Beyond GDP: The Role of Social Innovation in Building a New Welfare State

15 Nov , 2016  

Measurement and content of economic development has been subject of intensive discussion among economists. More recently, tremendous changes in economic, social and technical areas during the last decades make it inevitable to seek new approaches to face the new challenges -let’s call it Grand Challenges- and provide sufficient and sustainable well-being to societies. On the […]

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EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT

TreePeople

18 Oct , 2016  

TreePeople is a California based nonprofit environmental advocacy group located in Los Angeles. TreePeople promotes sustainable urban ecosystems in the Greater Los Angeles area through education, support for volunteer community-based action, and advocacy. It focuses on increasing the region’s urban forest by supporting people in planting and caring for trees at homes, on school yards, […]

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EDUCATION

A New Age School – Orestad Gymnasium

18 Oct , 2016  

Ørestad Gymnasium is one giant classroom, where more than 1,100 high school students spend half their time learning in an expansive glass cube — a “gymnasium,” as parts of Europe still call secondary schools — to avoid traditional instruction. By encouraging students to collaborate in wide-open settings, the school hopes kids will be equipped to think flexibly on diverse topics later in life.The open […]

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EDUCATION

MOOC – Massive open online courses

18 Oct , 2016  

MOOC ( http://mooc.org/ ), massive open online courses, is an idea, to provide knowledge on the internet. The origin is based on the universities, which started, to record their lectures and to offer them also on the internet. MOOCs should help, to make knowledge accessible worldwide through online courses, just by having an internet connection. […]