TOPIC: EDUCATION (117)

The Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu

The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come.

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The Exploratorium, Museum, San Francisco, Informal Education, Learning, Explore, Discovery

Skype in the classroom

https://education.skype.com

Skype in the classroom is a free global education platform which enables teachers to connect with each other and guest speakers on Skype to create interactive learning experiences.

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Skype In The Classroom, Education, Learning, Teachers, Teach, Skype, Learn, Global, Connect

Urban Life International

http://www.ulicanada.org/

Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge.  The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope.  The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy.  Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.

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Cities, Urban, Communities, Urban Life International, Research

Memrise

http://www.memrise.com

Memrise.com is an online learning platform that helps you learn almost any language through play.
Memrise embeds knowledge in people's minds quicker, more intuitively and with more lasting effect than any other learning tool. Our software combines ancient memory techniques with the latest cognitive and computer science.

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Education, Memorization, Community, Memrise

Bridges to Prosperity

http://bridgestoprosperity.org

Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers.

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Bridges To Prosperity, Health, Education, Women Empowerment

SoFi

https://www.sofi.com

The $1 trillion US student loan market is broken. SoFi was founded to offer an innovative approach to addressing this problem using the power of social communities to transform the industry. SoFi connects students and alumni through a dedicated lending pool and an original social community approach where students, alumni and schools all benefit. Alumni earn a compelling double bottom line return, students receive a lower loan rate than their private or federal options, and both sides benefit from the connections formed.

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SoFi, Social Finance, Community, Education, University, College, Tuition, Loan, Finance, Market, Alumni, Alma Mater, Higher Education

Zooniverse

https://www.zooniverse.org

The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.

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Planet Four, Science, Zooniverse, Citizen Projects, Discovery, Research

Books With No Bounds

http://bookswithnobounds.com

Books With No Bounds distributes books and other learning tools to students of all ages and strives to promote literacy, Aboriginal cultural sensitivity, and friendship… one book at a time.

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Books With No Bounds, Literacy, Education, Aborigines

Street Books

http://www.streetbooks.org

Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside. Books are available to check out and return, using an old-school card & pocket inside each cover. Patrons are not required to show ID or proof of address, and are asked to return the books when they are able. Those who wish to be photographed with their book of choice, or offer a book review for others, will be documented here. They will also be able to contribute their own stories from the road.

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Street Books, Portland, Oregon, Homeless, Outside, Books, Library, Literature

Design for Change

http://www.dfcworld.com

DESIGN FOR CHANGE is the largest global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action.
Children and adults learn through the Design for Change Challenge that “I Can” are the two most powerful words a person can believe. Children who have discovered this are changing their world. 

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India, School, Education, Global, Kids, Children, Positive Change, Good Deeds Day, Kiran Bir Sethi

The Solar Foundation

http://www.thesolarfoundation.org

The Solar Foundation is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. Founded in 1977 and based in Washington, DC, we are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through our coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. 

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The Solar Foundation, Energy, Research, Solar Energy, Outreach

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com

Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.

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Wolfram Demonstrations Project, Education, Learning, Free Education, Stephen Wolfram, Computation

Ted

http://www.ted.com

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
 

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Conference, Conferences, Ted, Tedx, Lectures, Speakers, Convention, Knowledge, Great Minds, Talks, Science, Ideas, Ideas Worth Spreading

Healthnoise

http://www.healthnoise.com

Healthnoise is a platform for healthcare professionals and students to communicate with one another and the Internet community. The ultimate goal of Healthnoise is to create an educated patient population, while also introducing knowledgable healthcare professionals to the world.

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Health, Heath Noise, Healthnoise, Health Care Professionals, Patient

Center for Ecoliteracy

http://www.ecoliteracy.org

The Center for Ecoliteracy is a leader in the green schooling movement. Smart by Nature™, the Center’s framework and services for schooling for sustainability, is based on two decades of work with schools and organizations in more than 400 communities across the United States and numerous other countries.

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Sustainability, Ecoliteracy, Center For Ecoliteracy, Nature, Green Schooling