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XPRIZE: $10 Million Prize for Teaching Without Teachers! by Diane Ravitch

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'You knew this was coming, didn’t you? The XPRIZE awarded $10 million in awards to programs that teach children basic skills without a human teacher! One of the funders of the award was our very own Betsy DeVos, who loves teachers so much that she wants to get rid of them. They cost too much. After all, machines are able to recognize what  learning looks like...  in each kid seated in front of it.' Based in Seoul, South Korea, and Berkeley, California, KitKit School developed a program featuring a game-based core and flexible learning architecture designed to help children learn independently, irrespective of their knowledge, skill, or environment.  The really cool thing about the scripted curriculum is that the designer can not only program skills ut control content and determine what children learn. '

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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