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Sarah Shewey

CEO/Founder, Happily


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How can we empower kids to reshape the education system? *A TEDActive Education Project Question*


The TEDActive Education Project will explore how children can make an impact on the education system. We hope to come out of this project with fresh ideas for ways kids can start an education revolution.

At TEDActive2011 in Palm Springs, an amazing group of individuals came together as a group to come up with a simple micro-action solution for empowering kids to be a part of the education reform conversations. After a quick 36 hour period of time, the team made a website that allows students to upload videos of their ideas on education reform.

You can empower a student to share their voice at http://elev8ed.org.

Also, please share your own ideas here, or by starting a new conversation tagged with TEDActiveEDU so we can all follow.


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    Apr 2 2011: Create Media that indirectly references this topic in its medium. example: a action video game where you play a first person shooter, that works for a secret government sector like the cia, in an operation to control education.


    A movie/music video/youtube video of some sort where this question is brought up in an extremely "seemingly" unrelated way.

    like putting cheese on broccoli to get kids to eat their veggies.

    contact me for more info/ideas etc..
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      Apr 3 2011: I like the ideas, it's great to have children play a game and then afterwards ask them what thinking and learning they may have done, after they have thought about this they then try the game again and see if the realisation of the learning involved has managed to help them improve in their gameplay and in what they take from the game.

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