Roughly half of world comprises four by 1 billion: girls, young women. mothers, grandmoms- HYPOTHESIS 2020s economistamerica.com needs now to celebrate freedom of young metoo lives matter. Try to stay out of the way of Men's supreme triad Donald , Vladamir, Yong. Maths at Codesmeta.com.Dad, The Economist's Norman Macrae would have been 100 in 2023 (see below Glasgow celebration MES). Da'ds first trip to USA: 1951 year secondemnt by The Economist. He met Von Neumann: they agreed greatest sccopp journalists would ever mediate - what GOOD will peoples do with 100 times more tech every decade : 1930s to 2020s. GOD measnt a lot to both men- Von Neumann had less than 6 years left to deliver good tech legacy from the Goats of maths (including Einstein, Turing); these immigramnts had aminly been forced to work on the bad of nucleasr weapons; my dad had spent his last dayas as a teen in bomber command naviagting airplanes our of Burma; as well as survival his good fortune mapsd of the old woirld's tri-contiment in his head; notably the indo pacific whose coastline three quarters of humans depended on for world trade but which particularly britain had enginee4rd to enrich the west and trap asians in poverty- still with 100 times more good tech to go round - could everyone win-win; for example webbing life critical knowhow locally multiplies value in use unlike consuming up things. HOW DID DAD FOLLOW UP Neuman's Gift. He chered on twin AI Labs facing pacific out of stanford (eg see 10th birthday celebration of place branded silicon valley) and facing atlantic out of MIT. His bio of V neuman has been published in American and japanese. He wrote over 2000 anonymous leaders for The Economist and aged 39 was permitted one signed survey a year. You can see ost of tehse at tecahforsdgs.com- what did he write about? In the 1960s countries whose peoples had worried him most -starting with the Jpanese he had bomber consider Jpana 1962 (Russia 1963, latin Am 1964 , Algeria & S SAfrica; he concluded 1960s interviwing how dismally different Nixon's economit admin had been from jfk - the least national leader to celebartae with youyth 100 times more (moon race, mapping worldwide interdependence).Ironically Neumann's computational gift was sperading a macroeconomic numbers man whose systems compounded opposite of sustainability. Rather than argue with american academai- dad rebranded his purpose as future historian and entrepreneurial revolutionary. Still the main question search through 70s and up to 83 wgat good 100 times more. Then to offere a diferent end game to orewell's big brother we co-austhored from 18=984 2025 reports- -webs we expected to be designed from 1990; opportumities and threats of milennials first quarter centiry - the first sustainability generation or the first extintion generation. Join in the final tipping points now- support UN2.0 ,educatirs on web3 and metaverse, indsutrial revolution 4, society 5.0 depending which culture you come from and whether you traingularise valuation of 8 billion beings by corpoiarte ESG , civil society emwpoermemnt or what gov2.0 does gov

Friday, April 23, 2021


kane played questionmaster - 3 great types of respomse

kane chens father fiorst graduate from his village in guandong - spread power of edu

-what are barriers we have experiemced

anand - at edx you offer 3000 courses 15000 instructors - whar are obsacles to globa; sprtead

anand ed should be right fir all but global acceess sorely limited- anyone can pay video but not ed

we havemt thoufht about how to apply tech to every child, every lifelong learner

we try at edx - virtually for free from tsinghuahk haravard - up to 40 million leaners - so if we had the ewill could make the dent

usha as pneuroscience you study how kids reads - what are theoptimising obtacles- need awareness of social brain as real thing - so even though i helped with swedish app rto 20 countries- for younger age best tech helps their teachers or memtors

to anand how could edx support adults teaching youth

anand - teachers say i dont know how to apply blended learning

usharight younger kids need human -best if that humanknows how use tech- we have online course to trainnireachers how to use online in classroom

itt mumbai helping 10000 teachers learn how to use

t angeline camfed - you have helped 4.8 million african girls learn - barriers?

camfed also supports young women graduates

of ouur 4.8 min - 2.1 million supported by camfed alumni

188000 young women teachers now part of camfed -

-- buoild foward for equity - problem 1 52 million girls in africa out of school

raise awareness of agencu to break through girl exclision

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From Jodie Smith-Bennett to Everyone:  10:40 AM

Here is a link to the app Usha Goswami referenced. GraphoGame: 


usha are there mechanisms eg graphagate
yidan is trying to catalogu mechanisms in ne place that help with these tranfers
- look also uk foresight report

very hard to access online until you can read thats why angie correct put support in early

anands story workd bank few years ago- billions loan guarantees - much going for buildings - so anand why so much bricks/mortar cultute instea of buts and bytes - ie access electricity and internet
ciontet on internet now sufficcient - so access is big barrier - bits any bytes exponenial increase in access

kane how has covid affected your schools angelina
its been brutal- deepened structural inequalities- and long=term impactby gender, by location, by which grade being interrupted- my first problem worseningall barriers to girl inclusioj in edu poverty humger tween marriages/ etc
2nd worry - immense digital divide - those without aceess -whole communitirsleft6 behind- 1 access 2 cost bubdles streaming data 3 cpmmunity infrastructure
3 lack of coherent investment - eg covid asks moreresources - eg some of our schools had no water before covid! but now is time to build forward; build equity into systewm

kane to we were talking about how to share ushas latest lessons learned - in magnitudes - what % of camfed schools have access tthrough tech to what usha can offere - angelina - in zimbabwe data costs to rual schools phebnomenal; then issue of smartphone hardware - minimum that workscovid proved we are one village - so interlinked--
angelina my own story i did bit see computer until i was 20
injstice is heartbreaking

yes du,mpng of tech can be problem  -also ;ead edge many community access levels ahead of basic- is there any global entity coordinating this evolution of access

anand if i haveto do my part - then ask whose doing their part - if you are being edu teachers - they can use edx
by 2025 everywhere will have mobile access by 2025?

usha reiterates point for youngest child beed the tools for the teacher
Larisa Schelkin 10:41 AM  
Dear Dr. Goswami - coul you please remind us the name of the (reading skills) app? Thank you!
Jodie Smith-Bennett 10:49 AM 
Here is a link to GraphoGame: 
Wayne Muhammad 10:44 AM  
Hello from North Carolina, USA!
Jodie Smith-Bennett 10:54 AM 
Hello Wayne! thank you for joining us.
christopher macrae (You) 10:45 AM  
this is excellent - is there bookmark to video recording?
Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:46 AM 
Yes - to view this and all past Education Now webinars, please visit hgse.me/ednow.
Yusuf Shogbesan 10:46 AM  
Good Afternoon from Nigeria
Jodie Smith-Bennett 10:55 AM 
Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us.
Maxine Brisport 10:48 AM  
Good morning. We all attendees receive a copy of this excellent program.  Thank you
Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:49 AM 
Hello Maxine. You can view this and all past Education Now webinars at hgse.me/ednow.
Sze Pei Liew 10:50 AM  
Sorry, please enable the chat section. I cannot type anything in the chat section. Thank you.
Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:51 AM 
Hello Sze Pei Liew -- please use the Question and Answer box should you have a question for the speakers. Thank you.
Thien Mai 10:52 AM  
Why does everyone have their post response but me?
Jodie Smith-Bennett 11:05 AM 
Hi Thien,

Thank you for joining us! We see, hear, and appreciate all those attending. We have so many postings that unfortunately, we can't type fast enough to say hello to all. Thank you for joining from all over the world!
Are we going to receive certificate of participation?
Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:58 AM 
Hello Raashid - please send a request to events@gse.harvard.edu.
christopher macrae (You) 10:58 AM  
can you compare india and africa- are access problem similar of=r different in poorest village girl schools?
Emmanuel Fadahunsi 11:01 AM  
Anyway to get a transcript of this discuss
Karen A Tobin-Guild 11:02 AM 
Hello Emmanuel - you can view this and past Education Now webinars at hgse.me/ednow.
Sze Pei Liew 11:02 AM  
Karen, noted with thanks!
Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:53 AM 
Quite welcome.
christopher macrae (You) 11:04 AM  
i am not hearing much about livelihoods education - for example if we wanted enough kids everyehere to become last mile health connexctors at what ages would they or their trwachgers access what- do we have deep ai curriculum on how every community can train enough local health c=building kids?
christopher macrae (You) 11:05 AM 
going forward isnt the opportunity to end standard exam curricula and desig=gn experiemtisl learning at least for those from 11 up?

kane how has covid your owb work, what do you most need next yearto catch up from learning loss

usha we deal with eg in uk dyslexia and other learning difficulty children fall behind in virtual world- it might have been more equitable to suspend schooling for all- while thats not practical we need to think of catchup for those who losr most

anand covid has woken uo=p idea ofonliune learning from 3% online to 100% - the new normal must be blendied learning
on edx in april 2020 10-fold more online learners 5 million new swuvsvribers

kane irony of new changes adavantage of the prior advantaged
audiece q

what about tech to help students learn from fellow studnts and brrakdow geo barriers
anand absoultely peer learning can be great - on edx platform 150000 took first electornons course- on discussion forum i couldnt type fast enough - soon students startedanswreuing each other question s- i realised in few hours they could peer to peer learn within edx once the platform was there = teachers should syop jumping inbwithanswers and letthatorganic peerprocess

Karen A Tobin-Guild 10:46 AM 
Yes - to view this and all past Education Now webinars, please visit hgse.me/ednow.

kane we are all working with different toolhits but the same magic poosibility for edu to grow world
whats the concteate action youmostrwant from global community
usaha sharing expertise neuroscience of early learenin- not yet sghared round teacher or paret world - erly play - how brain learns - learning dic=fficulties misunderstood- child is not lazy tries very hard but losesconfidence - 

angie how do you answer- acess/qalty or what- keep edu on global agenda - collabvorate for edu equuity for every child - -understading our shated vulnerablity - yodan luminaries can be a council cross-disciplianry cross-grade cross-access - lets put equity into worldwide edu

anand - i have learnt tech fully or blended - yes ysha triple blend kid teacger tech
tech can be a demov=cratiser even if fosrt startedby rich
anywherewin wiorld can access delhi public swchool lwearmung

omcein a liftetime opp gieb by covid - united every "tacher" in trying online - any number of coleagures hate it unitil i tried it- for teachewrs best lessor forst online lesson -nthink of that''therifre teachers world over unbdertrained in blocnded - nce in fikeftime pp in next2 yests

Thursday, April 22, 2021


  1. Brazil has detected more than 90 different COVID-19 variants in its battle against the pandemic, including a particularly aggressive variant that has now been detected in over 20 U.S. states and three dozen countries. Unlike the American experience to date, nearly half of those currently hospitalized in Brazil are young people.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

letter inside america from an imigrant of 21 year confusion

not having been born in usa, i am still catching up on how different states rank on everyone's lives matter

eg i probably had a false image of minnesota as a homely place for long the home of a kindly pbs weekly small town review- what is going on and why does the governor seem to feel its governing as usual?

governing of where floyd was killed

gov of where brooklyn centre pr'd best in land while its union leader to 2019 shot a human while training a rookie 

after this earlier killing of mentally ill  in brooklyn center 


of course the strains of covid double up the unhapiness of any community that already lives in fear - main st usa hasnt had a good 21st c so far , and living in washingto dc all i can hear every day is national politicians arguing over ideologies not over actions needed to serve their peoples

what is this state of living that usa in 2021 has reached - anyone ideas on how to get backing to common sense?


meanwhile ths mit article is useful - it shows the american health service is designed in such a way that accurate monitoring of vaccine side-effects is nigh on impossible- in such a situation regulators fearing later lawyers suits will not make fast judgements on risk balances but slow ones while by all accounts the virus is sppeding up mutations 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

 I would like to share with you two additions to the 1990 Institute's video and discussion series. The first is an introductory video for a new video series called Voices, Visibility and Vision: Lifting the Fog Around China and Asian Americans. The second is the recording of Chinese Americans: The History You Were Never Told, a webinar moderated by our 1990 Institute Board member Brian Wong, about key moments in American history that have shaped the views of Asians in America. This webinar was a part of the campaign organized by Stand With Asians on March 26 to mobilize Americans to support the Asian American community.