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We Are All Clark Kent, With Promise of Being Superman

We Are All Clark Kent, With Promise of Being Superman

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

You will change history. That’s the core message of author Brad Meltzer’s TED-Ed talk. Even famous change-makers — like Martin Luther King — had concerns like everyone else. They worried about failure and were lonely sometimes, but that didn’t stop them from changing history. Meltzer sets out a simple path for each person to change […]

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Is the “School in the Cloud” the Future of Learning?

Is the “School in the Cloud” the Future of Learning?

| March 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Schools, the way they’re currently constructed, are not needed anymore, says educational researcher Sugatra Mitra, founder of Hole in the Wall project in India and winner of the 2013 TED Prize. At his recent TED talk asked the following provocative question: Is knowing obsolete? Sugatra made the following request: help him design the School in […]

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Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice”

Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice”

| February 4, 2013 | 8 Comments

Educator Jaime McGrath and designer Drew Davies explain how to create a “classroom of imagination” by turning lessons into design problems and giving students space to be creative in this Tedx video. In a New York Times op-ed The MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Competition’s co-director Cathy Davidson said she thinks it’s possible that […]

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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

| October 22, 2012 | 6 Comments

“Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?” asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams. In this TEDxYouth Talk, Godin enumerates eight things that will change in the Digital Age. The nature of homework, memorizing facts, and the end of compliance as an outcome, are just a few. […]

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Letting Fourth Graders Solve the World’s Problems

Letting Fourth Graders Solve the World’s Problems

| July 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4’x5′ plywood board and lets his 4th-graders solve them. In this TED Talk, Hunter, who’s been named one of Time Magazine’s education activists for 2012, explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous, and always […]

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The Educational Value of Games: A 13-Year-Old’s View

The Educational Value of Games: A 13-Year-Old’s View

| June 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Lewis Tachau is a 13-year-old middle school student and avid online gamer. In this enjoyable TEDx Talk, Lewis talks about how his favorite online game taught him not just everything he knows about World War II, but also how to socialize with his peers, and share his interests, knowledge, skills, and thoughts with others, and […]

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Do All Of Us Possess Genius?

Do All Of Us Possess Genius?

| June 15, 2012 | 5 Comments

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love, remarks on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. How can we extend this idea to school-aged kids? This talk, part of the TED […]

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How to Use Video Game Tactics in the Classroom

How to Use Video Game Tactics in the Classroom

| June 12, 2012 | 7 Comments

Science teacher Paul Anderson says video games teach kids that failure is okay — that it’s part of the learning process. “Trying something, failing, trying something again, that’s something we aspire to see in kids,” he says. So he created a class around the premise of a video game — without a video game. Anderson […]

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Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education

| January 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson presented a TED talk about the importance of nurturing creativity in education. That video has been viewed more than eight million times. Just a few weeks ago, Robinson presented a video TEDx talk in London, addressing how population growth and technology are fueling huge changes in education, and the imperative […]

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The Sixth-Grade App Maker Heard Around the World

The Sixth-Grade App Maker Heard Around the World

| November 16, 2011 | 8 Comments

Sixth-grader Thomas Suarez has taken the Web by storm the last couple of weeks. The YouTube video of his TEDx talk in Manhattan Beach, Calif., has more than 445,000 views. Check out how he amazed the crowd by talking about how he created two apps: Bustin Jieber, a Whac-a-Mole for Justin Bieber and Earth Fortune, which […]

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