"Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching."
I actually acted like a crazy person and CLAPPED AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN while watching this. in hindsight, it was a good thing I had locked my door.
and I've been perusing through some of TED's talk videos they've posted on their website and I can't stop watching. some of them are just mindblowing. From six ways mushrooms can save the world to string theory explained in simple words to learning what exactly is the Large Hadron Collider to finding out what time of the year breakups most occur through Facebook statuses to learning about The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour. I can't get enough of it.
(tip: if you go to the website, you can download these videos for free! you don't even need to sign up or anything like that.)