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Thorp PD: Quotes and Questions

Think Big, Work Small: Learning Stations – Quotes and Questions

 You will have 40 minutes for this activity.


As a class we will watch the first five minutes of “The Future of Learning, Networked Society, Ericsson.” Break up into groups. Your learning group will create (a no less than) 3 to (no more than) 5 minute  video response based on one of the “Quotes and Questions” below. Your group must have a person who knows how to record video on an Iphone or Ipad.




Main Video:  The Future of Learning


Ancillary Videos:

Sugata Mitra (the inspiration for Slumdog Millionaire)



Name of Group:_______________________



Group Members:



_____ /2   Responsibility of the Group: Be polite and participate in the production of the video response without interrupting other groups.


_____ /8   Responsibilities of the Group Leader:
____Ensure your group starts and ends on time
____Create a written outline or general plan for your response

____Film the video

____Ensure everyone has a role or task

____Ask the teacher if there is a question you cannot answer.

____Keep your group’s noise level from disturbing others.

____Delegate tasks.


_____ Total Points


_____ /5 Extra Credit Points – Post to Youtube as video response.




Quotes and Questions:


1) “When the automobile was invented, people weren’t asking for automobiles they were asking for faster horses.”


Explain the analogy in the context of the video clip and relate it to technology in the classroom.



2)“We built it on purpose, and it was useful for its function. But we don’t have a shortage of factory workers anymore.”


Interpretation and Application: How does this apply to your classroom and your teaching?



3) “We are at the death of education right now. . .  and learning is just beginning.”


Compare/Contrast: Education versus Learning



4) “There’s a very big difference between access to information and school.”


Interpretation – What do you think the difference is?



5)  “Knowing something is an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. You can find out at the point when you actually need to know it.”


Analysis: Agree or Disagree? Explain.



6) “The teacher doesn’t need to give any answers.”


Interpretation, Analysis, Application: Why does the speaker believe this? Do you believe it? Relate it to your personal experience from a moment in your classroom.



7) “Education has been very slow to look at data.”


Interpretation, Analysis, Synthesis: What is NOT considered data by the speaker, what is? What do you think?


8)  Evaluating: How does the the music in the video contribute to the purpose of the video clip?

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