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What’s So Important About Tinkering?

What’s So Important About Tinkering?

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check out Gever Tulley’s TED Talk about the importance of tinkering. Read more about Brightworks, Tulley’s San Francisco school, which opens this fall.

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Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students

Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students

| April 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Learning from current math textbooks is the equivalent of watching hours of “Two and a Half Men”: meaningless, says math teacher Dan Meyer at last year’s TED Talk in New York. Students are taught to solve formulaic solutions to formulaic problems without any real-world context. Check out Meyers’ vision of what learning math should be.

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Five Inspiring TED Talks

Five Inspiring TED Talks

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Katie Stansberry I’m a big fan of TED talks, short presentations by engaging speakers on a variety of topics, so I picked five videos that I thought were particularly valuable for educators. Here are a few videos that will help you keep your mind active, even if you’re stuck indoors this weekend. Joseph Lekuton […]

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What’s Our Excuse?

What’s Our Excuse?

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Adding to the pile of reading for work and for pleasure, I’d like to add this video to watch: Sugata Mitra’s TED Talk presentation, as pointed out by Huffington Post, which begs the question: “In the world’s richest country – indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies – what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the […]

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