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Teacher Talks

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. Watch this lecture in full here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/sir-ken-robinson The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to driving social progress and spreading world-changing ideas.

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Tips and Tools for PBL Planning

Here at Edutopia, we talk a lot about project-based learning, or PBL. Whether you call it deeper learning, inquiry-, problem-, or challenge-based learning, all are variations on the same idea -- that young people can learn more deeply, and retain the information better, when they can work collaboratively in teams to explore and solve real-world problems. Many would say that PBL can be a more effective way to teach - but anyone who has tried it agrees that doing it well is not easy.

Project Based Learning in Hand Part 2

Learn how iPod touch and iPad can be used for mobile learning and project based learning. For a transcript and links to apps and websites, go to learninginhand.com/pbl

The Flipped Classroom

Peer into Aaron Sams' classroom as he explains why he flipped his classroom. Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann were the first to flip their classes. The currently teach in Woodland Park Colorado and are writing a book about the Flipped Class.

Ken Robinson - Gillian Lynne - Igloo Animations

Taken from the famous Ken Robinson Ted Talk which is Extremely inspiring and it's about how Schools Kill Creativity. Produced by Igloo Animations, Dublin. Igloo Animations creates content for E-Learning - Children & Adults, Advertising, Television, Multi Media and Short Films. Established in 2008 by director Trevor Courtney, Igloo is an Award Winning Animation studio located in The Digital Hub, Dublin 8.

Emerging Trends in Education: Collaborative Tools and Technology

We need to create a new culture in our classroom. There needs to be a shift from teachers as oracles, or producers of all knowledge, and students as receptacles; to teachers as facilitators and collaborators or co-constructors of knowledge.

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Official transcript at http://sivers.org/ff --- If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons: A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he's doing is so simple, it's almost instructional.

Want students to be more creative and innovative? Give them the gift of time. [VIDEO]

I love this 2-minute video. Watch it and you will too! If we want students and graduates who are more creative, innovative thinkers, we must find better ways to free them from the constraint of time. At the end, the video states Creativity is not inspired by the pressure of time but by the freedom, the playfulness, and the fun.

My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie, Preview - BBC One

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wyj62 Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this fruity sketch from The One Ronnie, written by Dawson Bros.

So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you?

So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you?

TEDxOrangeCoast - Amy Purdy - Living Beyond Limits

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos

Sometimes you just need a short, powerful video to start a meeting, an event, or a presentation -- something that really makes everyone sit up straight and start listening. It's the beginning of a brand new year, in the dark and cold of winter, and it seems like the perfect time to offer up some meeting opener videos that will leave you feeling energized and excited.

Paper Airplane Video

I have posted before about " Pink Bat ", a book by Michael McMillan, as well as the accompanying video. Recently, I came across another video by Mr. McMillan: "Paper Airplane: A Lesson for Flying Outside the Box".

What you Must Know about The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There is such a growing buzz around the notion of the 21st century education/teacher/learner. You definitely have heard something about it , but have you ever paused for a moment to think reflectively about what it really means to be a 21st century educator/learner ?

What you Must Know about The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There is such a growing buzz around the notion of the 21st century education/teacher/learner. You definitely have heard something about it , but have you ever paused for a moment to think reflectively about what it really means to be a 21st century educator/learner ?

TEDxNYED - Heidi Hayes Jacobs - 03/05/2011

As Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., Dr. Jacobs is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction. She has served as an education consultant to schools nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning.

The Voice of the Active Learner - Education From a Digital Native's Perspective

What does the future of education look like? One where the student play an active role in their education through an interactive, personalized, and continuous learning experience. Read more about the Active Learner here - http://bit.ly/11HuYjH The Active Learner has grown up with technology and expects it to be readily available.

Every Presentation Ever: Communication FAIL

Ever feel like your communication fails? Avoid this! Visit http://habitudesforcommunicators.com Created by Tripp and Tyler -- @trippcrosby @tylerstanton Produced by: Green Tricycle Studios -- @greentrike Growing Leaders is a non-profit based in Atlanta, GA committed to equipping the next generation of leaders. For more info, visit http://growingleaders.com

The Flipped Classroom

Peer into Aaron Sams' classroom as he explains why he flipped his classroom. Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann were the first to flip their classes. The currently teach in Woodland Park Colorado and are writing a book about the Flipped Class.

11 Awesome Visions Of The Future

Projectors and lasers and smartphones, oh my! It might still be 2011 (barely), but that hasn't stopped a whole bunch of technology companies, innovators and researchers from thinking about what the future might look like.