The art of asking | Amanda Palmer

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Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

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Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono “embraces his inner nerd” and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD

 

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Rose George: Let’s talk crap. Seriously.

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It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

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Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

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Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science

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At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he’s president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works to create an environment that helps under-represented students — specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners — get degrees in math and science. He shares the four pillars of UMBC’s approach. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal — race to the top!

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Kicking off the TED2013 conference, Jennifer Granholm asks a very American question with worldwide implications: How do we make more jobs? Her big idea: Invest in new alternative energy sources. And her big challenge: Can it be done with or without our broken Congress? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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Colin Powell: Kids need structure

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How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.) TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain: Jill Bolte Taylor at TEDxYouth@Indianapolis

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Our brain is made up of cells and every ability we have is the product of those cells. What is going on during our teenage years that accounts for the way teenagers feel, think and behave? This presentation will focus on the neurological transformation of the brain that occurs during the teenage years. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

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Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.) Cameron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameronCRussell Cameron on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cameron_r/ TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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How to find Creative Commons videos on Youtube and images or music elsewhere!

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http://adf.ly/Ke8gd Just click ‘skip ad’ on top right after you click the link then you’ll be redirected to the website where you can search for all kinds of Creative Commons license YouTube videos, images, music all kinds of other stuff that you can reuse without having to worry about copyright laws. ALTERNATIVELY: you can type [whatever you search]+[,creativecommons] but most people isn’t bothered – it’s easier if you use the website 😛 Please like the video if it helps:) tags- how to find creative commons content how to find create commons videos on youtube how to find creative commons images how to find creative commons music how to find creative commons materials, license how to find creative commons licensed images

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Make Makey Makey using Arduino

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You can make ‘Makey Makey’ using Arduino Leonardo in 10 mins… Here is the Arduino Source Code and the link to the library….. Arduino Code : (Now added the code for multiple keys as well) https://www.facebook.com/notes/alpesh… Link to download Moving Average Library: https://github.com/sebnil/Moving-Avar… If you have Arduino UNO you can refer to Bhavya Shukla’s work. (Thanks Bhavya) https://github.com/BhavyaShukla/Makey…

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Makey Makey Music with Star Wars Bobble Heads

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Ever wish you could take play to another level? Thanks to the inventors of Makey Makey, an ingeniously simplistic plug-and-play device that turns any object, animate or inanimate, into a playable “key,” this is now possible. Watch as Genuine Labs explore new methods of user interaction by turning our favorite Star Wars characters into a basic keyboard using this cool little gadget. Learn more about Genuine Labs and other experiential projects here – http://www.genuineinteractive.com/labs/ To see more of our videos, subscribe or check us out at www.genuineinteractive.com

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Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

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Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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5 Stories About Make: Judy Lee at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Judy is a Senior Project Leader and Principle Product Designer in the IDEO Palo Alto office. She is passionate about using human-centered methodologies to bring compelling new offerings into the world, from design strategy and conceptual development through implementation. Her work has spanned a variety of industries and organizations, ranging from consumer packaged goods to medical products and from government agencies to small communities in Kenya. Her background combined with her experience in rapid prototyping and creative design exploration makes her versatile in both design thinking and multidisciplinary projects across private, social, and public sectors. Outside of IDEO, Judy is a co-host of a kids PBS series called Design Squad Nation. The show teaches kids how engineering can be a part of your everyday life. The show aired January, 2011. She continues to integrate her interests in education with community outreach around IDEO. Before joining IDEO, she worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Underwriters Laboratories designing and building automation equipment. Judy studied at North Carolina State University, where she earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Industrial Design. Her graduate research studies focused on children’s flexible, unpredictable play patterns and created transformative toys to stretch the imagination of a child. As a grad student, one of her designs was accepted for 2006 production by IKEA. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Do Science to Learn Science: Paul Doherty at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Paul Doherty is a Senior Staff Scientist and Co-Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from MIT in 1974,where he specialized in laser light scattering. He is an expert on atmospheric optics and the discoverer of the shape of the Martian carbon dioxide snowflake. At the Exploratorium he shows high-school science teachers how to make science class relevant and interesting. In 2003 Dr. Doherty received the Faraday award for excellence as a science communicator from the National Science Teachers Association. In 2012 he participated in a program to bring science to Buddhist monks at the request of his holiness the Dalai Lama. He has written several science books including the Explorabook which has sold over a million copies, and the book Color of Nature. His website features hundreds of science explorations. He is a mountaineer and was the navigator on the first ascent of the 20,000 foot high Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas in the Andes. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Occupy EdTech: Khalid Smith at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Khalid Smith is an entrepreneur and a designer of experiential events that teach educators to lead in the development of technology enhanced education products. Khalid and his wife co-founded LessonCast Learning in 2010 based on an innovative professional development process she used to turn around a restructured school as an assistant principal. As chief product officer, Khalid builds tools for teacher preparation programs to engage teaching candidates in assignments where they apply the same skills they are trying to build in 21st century learners, by creating and sharing artifacts that demonstrate real world teacher effectiveness. Khalid’s search for a community of education entrepreneurs in his native Baltimore led him to participate, organize and ultimately assume a founding role as education leader of the StartupWeekend Education sub-brand. From September 2011 to December 2012 Khalid helmed the global 501C3, facilitating dozens of events, igniting the passion of hundreds of educator entrepreneurs and producing start-ups with innovations currently being evaluated in thousands of classrooms. More importantly, Khalid learned of the need for an experiential education process that aims to bridge the chasm between the education reform and entrepreneurial/innovation movements. In addition to LessonCast, Khalid and Nicole are dedicated parents to their two children Elijah (6) and Nala (4), and tirelessly push for reform in the PreK through 2nd grade educational system and for better models of personalized instruction for all learners. Prior to his founding roles with LessonCast and StartupWeekend Education, Khalid had a 10-year career as an engineer and brand manager for Procter and Gamble. He also founded a non-profit management consultancy and worked as a community organizer during the Obama for American campaign of 2008. Very, very long ago, he earned degrees in chemical and bio-medical engineering that today gather a lot of dust but taught him a lot about grit. Shorter musings can be found on twitter @KhalidRudo and longer ones at KhalidRudo.com. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Creating the Next Generation of Technologists: Edward Jiang at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Involved with technology since a young age, Edward now uses his passion to encourage other students to get involved in tech. Edward runs StudentRND, an organization that inspires students to work on tech projects in their spare time. At StudentRND, he works to change students’ mindsets from “I don’t know how to do something, so I won’t do it” to “I don’t know how to do something, but I can learn.” In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Dreams Unlimited: Tay Siang Hui & Val Tan Xin Hui at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Award-winning film-makers and inspirational story-tellers from Singapore, Tay and Val, are living examples of dreamers who have cycled and traveled across the globe on project, “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True”. Having set off in March 2010, they aimed to cycle to as many countries as they can, walk into the lives of local people, and then document their personal stories about their dreams on videos. These videos are then posted on their website as short stories and shared with the world. With the intention of “One Dream Shared, One Dream Inspired”, their stories have inspired many to seek out their dreams and achieve them. For the last 3 years, they have created a chain of dreams inspiring dreams across 12 countries. They have conducted numerous sharing events in schools and to the public empowering people to do the things they truly want to do and be the person they want to be. They have collected at least 2600 dreams and inspired countless lives. Tay is a storyteller who has 12 years of experience working in the film and TV industry as a Director. She has won a World Gold Award for Best Direction at the New York Festivals for Documentary Feature “Little Big Dreams” which was distributed internationally and numerous other awards in South East Asia. Val is an actress and TV Producer/Director. She has 5 years of experience working in the digital media industry and 13 years of experience in film/TV industry. She won the iJudges award in Asia’s first multi-country online talent competition, iTalenstar; and has contributed to various marketing campaigns that have won the Webby Awards (Oscars for the internet). The duo is currently working on a series of multi-media books and a full-length documentary about their journey. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Do you *really* love your child?: Dale Stephens at TEDxEastsidePrep

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At 20, Dale Stephens founded UnCollege.org because we’re paying too much for college and learning too little. It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops 1 trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there’s a better way to “make it” in today’s marketplace. There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of “hackademics” who think college diplomas are antiquated. Hackademics abandon society’s linear path to success and bend institutions to fit their own reality. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can too. You don’t need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit. Stephens is a sought-after education expert appearing on major news networks including CNN, ABC, NPR, CBS, Fox, and TechCrunch. His work has been covered by the New York Times and New York Magazine to Fast Company and Forbes. He has spoken around the world at high-profile events, from debating Vivek Wadhwa onstage at TED 2012 to lecturing at the New York Times to speaking to C-level executives at NBC Universal. He works frequently with universities who realize their model of education must change to survive in the 21st century. In May 2011 Stephens was selected out of hundreds of individuals around the world as a Thiel Fellow, a program recognizing the top twenty-four entrepreneurs around the world under the age of twenty. In addition to leading UnCollege, Stephens advises education and technology companies. Rejected for being young or inexperienced, he has risen above skepticism to do what many said he couldn’t. Because he bridges the gap between teens and adults, he doesn’t just relate to both but shares their experiences, fears, and challenges. Stephens’ energetic, informative and down-to-earth presentations draw on his own experience to address generation-specific issues most relevant to people in their 10s, 20s, and 30s. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Collateral Damage – Your Kids or Mine?: Joanne McEachen at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Originally from New Zealand, Joanne works with school systems to affect change. Large-scale change can overwhelm, but Joanne works to elevate the conversation above the politics and the trivial details. She has led national education change initiatives by focusing on the most important outcomes and the fundamental values driving the change, regardless of the obstacles. Articulate and persuasive, whatever project she has worked on ultimately equated to success for students. In addition to her national level work at the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Joanne has on the ground experience as a school principal and a superintendent. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Nicholas Negroponte, Founder, One Laptop per Child

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Network Trailblazer: Nicolas Negroponte, shares his views on new education models, do they work and do they have a future? The contents or opinions in this video are independent and may not necessarily represent the views of Cisco. They are offered in an effort to encourage continuing conversations on a broad range of innovative technology subjects. We welcome your comments and engagement. We welcome the re-use, republication, and distribution of “The Network” content. Please credit us with the following information: Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/

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ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL | Bastard Education

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Mashup con fines educativos realizado por alumnxs y profesorxs del Campus María Zambrano de Segovia (Universidad de Valladolid). El remix o collage audiovisual está compuesto por una entrevista al profesor de Introducción a las tecnologías de la comunicación Jon Dornaletetxe, la locución del estudiante Rafael Naveiro y la edición de Rafael Barquero Murillo y Haritz Alzola. Los vídeos utilizados han sido capturados con tecnología screencast en Youtube. Estos son sus títulos: – See how easily freaks can take over your life. – Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’. – How it Feels [through Google Glass]. – We Are Legion. – Minority Report. – Reprap 3D Printers in Action HD. – [Tutorial] Arduino. Parte 1 [HD][ESPAÑOL]. – Typewriter landscape. – THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS. – Que es el SPAM y como funciona. – Empire – Social networks, social revolution. – Social Media Revolution 2013. – Businesspeople on a busy street in London. – Wikileaks the best of 2012. – Future of Screen Technology. – Let’s Compare ( Classic Pac-Man ). – Creative Commons & Copyright Info. – Facebook Messenger App Review. – 2012 Told Through Twitter – Year in Review. – Dropbox Review_ Proof! I am a paying customer. – How to set up Social Network feeds on Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) – Phones 4u. – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Walkthrough. – Google Drive tutorial- What Is Google Drive – lynda.com. – Adobe Creative Cloud Overview. – iOS 7 Unveiled — Official iOS 7 Commercial _ Ad. – Time lapse HD movie in city life. – Crowd 24 07 2010. Vadim I. Filimonov. – University of Toronto – The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship. – The MakerBot Replicator 2. – How It WorksSchool of Professional Communication, Ryerson University. – Por un internet más rápido, Google Chrome. – Technology in 2019 – What the future of tech looks like. – Ubuntu 12.10 brings the web to your desktop. – Presentación de Windows 8 (NO OFICIAL). – Cinder Creative Coding. – Codecademy vs Kahn Academy Computer Science- EdTech TV #3. – Introducing Video on Instagram. – iPad Mini Review. – Learn to Read with iSammy from Backatcha Books for iPad. – 16-month baby playing with Ipad. – Time lapse HD movie in city life. – Super Angry Birds – a Tangible Controller. – Overlay Scrollbars in Unity – implementation. – Illucia- a modular codebending instrument. – Cómo se fabrican memorias Flash. – Dancing with the Stars. – We steal Secrets: The history of Wikileaks. La banda sonora son ‘samples’ (muestras) de Logic Pro y la edición está hecha con Premiere y el color esta retocado con el plugin Looks.

 

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The Arctic vs. the Antarctic – Camille Seaman

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-arctic-… How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? The Arctic pole is located in the Northern Hemisphere within the deep Arctic Ocean, while the Antarctic pole is smack in the middle of the ice-covered Antarctica. Camille Seaman describes how enterprising people and organisms have found ways to reside around both poles despite the frigid temperatures. Lesson by Camille Seaman, animation by Provincia Studio.

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Who won the space race? – Jeff Steers

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-was-th… On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik and, with it, an international space race. The United States and the Soviet Union rushed to declare dominance of space for 18 years, until the two countries agreed to a more collaborative model. The real winner? Science. Jeff Steers describes the history — and the benefits — of the space race. Lesson by Jeff Steers, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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James McCormick on How to Get Better By Being Less Judgmental

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In Chapter 15 of 21 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, legal search and consulting firm executive James McCormick answers “What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Become Better at Your Job?” As a facilitator connecting job candidates to hiring managers, McCormick learns how to be less judgmental and keep his personal feelings out of the job search process. He realizes the hiring decision is up to his candidates and clients and that understanding the views of others from their perspective helps him serve his clients better. James McCormick is a Partner at Empire Search Partners in New York City. Previously, he practiced law as an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney for Proskauer Rose and Jones Day. He earned a JD at Tulane Law School and a BA in History at the University of Michigan. Capture Your Flag is a career documentary interview series that interviews 60 up and coming leaders annually to gather knowledge and share a Near Peer Learning experience its audience may use to better plan, pursue and achieve life and career aspirations. Discover more at http://www.captureyourflag.com/ Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/captureyourflag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/captureyourflag

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Code – The next literacy – What all schools should but do not teach

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I joined Maker Studios & so can you! Click here to see if your channel qualifies for RPM Network/Maker Studios: http://awe.sm/fENIb Reach code.org on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Code.org or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/CodeOrg and remember to check out the other longer video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jAJQ…

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What’s your story?: Suchita Salwan at TEDxITMU

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Invisible friends | Kei Kudo | TEDxMeieki

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Japanese society is closely connected to work. Without a job, your cultural capital will be lost as well as income. Kei Kudo, who is challenging the unemployment problem of younger people, points out the importance of “Omoikiru” (go with no second thought). If society is to be made by the behavior of each individual, why not go and take a step together? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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The Three Laws of Ed-Tech Robotics: Audrey Watters at TEDxNYED

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Audrey Watters is a writer who’s worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, Audrey decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Edutopia, MindShift, Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, Campus Technology, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.

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What Gabby Douglas teaches us about the meaning of excel: Angela Onwuachi-Willig at TEDxUIowa

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the Charles and Marion Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. She joined the Iowa Law faculty in 2006 after three years on the tenure track at the University of California, Davis School of Law. She graduated from Grinnell College, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in American Studies, and received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Clarence Darrow Scholar and a Note Editor on the Michigan Law Review and an Associate Editor of the founding issue of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge Solomon Oliver, now Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, and Judge Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Onwuachi-Willig has received many accolades for her work. In 2006, Professor Onwuachi-Willig was honored by the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) with the Derrick A. Bell Award, which is given to a junior faculty member who has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice. In December of 2010, Professor Onwuachi-Willig was elected to the American Law Institute, she was selected as a finalist for the Iowa Supreme Court. In 2011, she was named one of America’s top young legal professionals by the National Law Journal, which placed her on its “Minority 40 under 40” list. In 2012, she won the Marion Huit Award, a University award given to a tenured faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching and assistance to students, exceptional research and writing, and dedicated service to the University and the surrounding community. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Collateral Damage – Your Kids or Mine?: Joanne McEachen at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Originally from New Zealand, Joanne works with school systems to affect change. Large-scale change can overwhelm, but Joanne works to elevate the conversation above the politics and the trivial details. She has led national education change initiatives by focusing on the most important outcomes and the fundamental values driving the change, regardless of the obstacles. Articulate and persuasive, whatever project she has worked on ultimately equated to success for students. In addition to her national level work at the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Joanne has on the ground experience as a school principal and a superintendent. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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We Know What To Do: Gary Stager at TEDxNYED

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“Some people think outside of the box. Gary is unaware of the box’s existence.” – Futurist, Dr. David Thornburg Gary Stager is an internationally recognized educator, speaker, journalist, consultant, and founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools (1990) and has taught students from preschool through doctoral programs. His new book (written with Sylvia Martinez), Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom, will be available in Mid-May. When Jean Piaget wanted to better understand how children learn mathematics, he hired Seymour Papert. When Dr. Papert wanted to create a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens, he hired Gary Stager. This work was the basis for Gary’s doctoral dissertation and documented Papert’s most-recent institutional research project. In 1999, Converge Magazine named Gary a “shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny.” The National School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of “20 Leaders to Watch” in 2007. The June 2010 issue of Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as “one of today’s leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership.” CUE presented Gary with its 2012 Technology in Learning Leadership Award. A popular speaker, Dr. Stager has been a keynote speaker at major conferences around the world. Gary was the new media producer for The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project — Simpatíco, 2007 Grammy Award Winner for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Dr. Stager is also a contributor to The Huffington Post and a Senior S.T.E.M. and Education Consultant to leading school architecture firm, Fielding Nair International. Gary also works with teachers and students as S.T.E.M. Director at The Oaks School in Hollywood, California. Dr.Stager’s blog may be found at http://stager.tv/blog.

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Wireless EdTech 2012 – Mobile Technology in the Classroom

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Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President and President of Global Market Development, Qualcomm, Inc. Mobile discusses how mobile connectivity is transforming people’s lives, how innovation is needed in classrooms to prepare students for the jobs of the future, and the major obstacles that must be overcome to getting wireless technology into classrooms.

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Les apports du numérique pour l’éducation en Afrique: François Bocquet at TEDxIsereRiver

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A Science Education Professor and Research Engineer, Fran̤ois Bocquet is an expert in digital education. He is particularly interested in the use of technology in African elementary schools. Fran̤ois is in charge of the Sankor̩ project (http://sankore.org/) that encourages the development of free and open digital education for all. On stage, he presents this ecosystem open to all teachers for creating, editing and sharing open educational digital resources. Contact Fran̤ois: Рthrough LinkedIn: fr.linkedin.com/in/fbocquet Рvia Sankor̩: http://sankore.org/fr/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Agents of change: Nathan de Groot at TEDxVienna

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Nathan de Groot is a Dutch urbanist/journalist/optimist. In 2013, he graduated from the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design in Moscow. The collective research project ‘Foresight in Hindsight’ culminated in an interactive exhibition and publication presenting past views of the future. Under the name Assembled Ground, a new collective with three architects, he produced a successful entry for the Vision Competition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013. Before, he contributed as a blogger to The Pop-up City and as an editor to Huisboomfeest, an urban art project by Wapke Feenstra. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Invisible friends | Kei Kudo | TEDxMeieki

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Japanese society is closely connected to work. Without a job, your cultural capital will be lost as well as income. Kei Kudo, who is challenging the unemployment problem of younger people, points out the importance of “Omoikiru” (go with no second thought). If society is to be made by the behavior of each individual, why not go and take a step together? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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We are not imposters: Ramsey Musallam at TEDxBurnsvilleED

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Ramsey Musallam, Learning and Instruction Ramsey Musallam is a high school chemistry teacher, science department chair, and director of inquiry and innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral High School in San Francisco. His research and pedagogical interests focus on student inquiry, motivation and curiosity, occasionally using technology to fuel the process. In addition to the classroom, Musallam is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet show dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation in the classroom. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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What a PLN Journey: Rehab Ragab at TEDxWinchesterTeachers

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Rehab has been involved in professional development activities for teachers in the UAE through her work with TESOL Arabia Organisation for the past seven years. Currently she is the Vice-President/President-Elect of the Organization. She worked as an ESL teacher for twelve years before becoming a Technology Integration Senior Coordinator at The Institute of Applied Technology. She is passionate about sharing innovative teaching ideas and developing online learning communities. She is also an advocate of technology in the classroom and considers herself a lifelong learner. Rehab graduated with an MA in Educational Technology from Michigan State University in 2010. Website: www.tedxwinchesterschool.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/tedxwinch Twitter: @TEDxWinch, #TedxWinch In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Do Science to Learn Science: Paul Doherty at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Paul Doherty is a Senior Staff Scientist and Co-Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from MIT in 1974,where he specialized in laser light scattering. He is an expert on atmospheric optics and the discoverer of the shape of the Martian carbon dioxide snowflake. At the Exploratorium he shows high-school science teachers how to make science class relevant and interesting. In 2003 Dr. Doherty received the Faraday award for excellence as a science communicator from the National Science Teachers Association. In 2012 he participated in a program to bring science to Buddhist monks at the request of his holiness the Dalai Lama. He has written several science books including the Explorabook which has sold over a million copies, and the book Color of Nature. His website features hundreds of science explorations. He is a mountaineer and was the navigator on the first ascent of the 20,000 foot high Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas in the Andes. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Fragmented Identities in a Hypermedia Culture: Tim Burke at TEDxPoynterInstitute

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Sustainability in Prisons: Dan Pacholke and Andrea Martin at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege

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A long-time officer and administrator of the Washington State Department of Corrections, Dan Pacholke co-founded the Sustainability in Prisons Project with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni of The Evergreen State College. As the agency’s assistant secretary of corrections, Dan has formalized the Sustainability in Prisons Project through an unprecedented cooperative agreement with The Evergreen State College. Today he spearheads sustainable operations system-wide and advances resource conservation efforts along with rehabilitative educational programs such as K-9 Rescue in which inmates train troubled dogs for adoption. Andrea Martin leads Sustainability in Prisons’ Oregon spotted frog program at Cedar Creek Corrections Center. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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U TURN: Karthikeyan Vijayakumar at TEDxCEG

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Karthikeyan Vijayakumar, an engineering graduate from BITS,Pilani is the Founder and CEO of Twenty19, an internship portal for engineers. Twenty19 has been enabling students all over India to explore their career options and to claim their dream internships. It has now grown to become India’s largest student internship portal in which over 2 lakh college students are registered and have access to internships in over 4500 companies. TiE Chennai awarded Mr. Karthikeyan the ‘Young Achiever of the Year 2012’ for the work done by Twenty19.com. He is also the co-founder of Deepam, an NGO that teaches less-privileged children in Chennai.It has taught over 1000 children so far and won the 2010 EdTech Award for Education Innovation. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Empowering the teacher technophobe: Kristin Daniels at TEDxBurnsvilleED

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Kristin Daniels, Education Technology Consultant Kristin Daniels has worked as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist and innovation coach, and she is currently an education technology consultant for Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES) in St. Paul, Minn. She is a co-designer and implementor of Flipped PD, a model of professional development that uses digital resources along with a job-embedded coaching model to create personalized professional development for teachers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Inspiring Students in STEM: Dr. Kathy Marrs at TEDxIUPUI 2013

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Dr. Kathleen A. Marrs is a member of the Biology Department at IUPUI. She has been recognized as a Women Creating Excellence at IUPUI, selected for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and is a member of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Science, and leads a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education programs in the School of Science funded by the National Science Foundation. She is the Director of the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program and NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program at IUPUI, two programs created to prepare the next generation of STEM teachers. TEDxIUPUI Talk Title: Inspiring Students in STEM How can we inspire students to view the STEM disciplines as interesting, relevant, and accessible to all? Can real life examples and interactions with scientists inspire students to pursue the many opportunities available to them in STEM fields? How can we recruit and prepare the best STEM teachers to guide the next generation? We’ll examine these questions in the context of raising the next generation of STEM thinkers and problem solvers.

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About Assessment – Reshan Richards at TEDxNYED

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This is a remix of the original video posted here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDZ8sj… – Updated so that the timing of the slides and transitions matched more closely to how the actual talk was presented. Reshan Richards is an educator, researcher, and app designer. His 12+ years of experience in schools as math teacher and technology integrator intersected with his research on screencasting and formative assessment to inspire the creation of Explain Everything for iPad. His lifelong goal is to uncover how emerging technologies can be used to capture and mediate discourse that data-driven approaches are not capable of measuring. Reshan is the Director of Educational Technology at an independent PK-12 school in NJ and a doctoral researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the founder of Constructivist Toolkit, LLC, a company that started as a blog but now is responsible for a variety of Ed Tech projects including Explain Everything. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a card-carrying member of Mensa. Reshan has his Ed.M from Harvard University in Learning and Teaching and his B.A. in Music from Columbia

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Living in beta: Molly Schroeder at TEDxBurnsvilleED

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Molly Schroeder, Tech Integration Specialist A Google Certified Instructor, Molly Schroeder has spent the last year keynoting and presenting at Google in Education summits all over the world. Most recently, she delivered the keynote address at the Hong Kong Google in Education Conference and was a guest speaker at the Google Developers forum at the ISTE conference. Her presentations often focus on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into the classroom. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Saving the Silver Bullet: Jaime Casap at TEDxFargo

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Education is the silver bullet that has the power to disrupt poverty. It has the potential to break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. At the core of the American spirit is the ability to look at any child, no matter their social status, and say to them, “If you get your education and work hard, you can have the American dream.” It feels like that’s getting harder and harder to say. We are in danger of losing the power and potential of the silver bullet and our very future depends on saving it. Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in education. He helps educational organizations across the world find ways to utilize these tools in support of new learning models. Born and raised as a first generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, Jaime understands the power of education in changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. You can follow Jaime on Google+ at +Jaime Casap and on Twitter @jcasap. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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About Assessment: Reshan Richards at TEDxNYED

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Reshan Richards is an educator, researcher, and app designer. His 12+ years of experience in schools as math teacher and technology integrator intersected with his research on screencasting and formative assessment to inspire the creation of Explain Everything for iPad. His lifelong goal is to uncover how emerging technologies can be used to capture and mediate discourse that data-driven approaches are not capable of measuring. Reshan is the Director of Educational Technology at an independent PK-12 school in NJ and a doctoral researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the founder of Constructivist Toolkit, LLC, a company that started as a blog but now is responsible for a variety of Ed Tech projects including Explain Everything. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a card-carrying member of Mensa. Reshan has his Ed.M from Harvard University in Learning and Teaching and his B.A. in Music from Columbia.

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Press Play — Gaming, Simulation & Achievement in the Classroom: Jonathon Best at TEDxDenverTeachers

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Achievement and investment go hand-in-hand in today’s 21st century classroom. By integrating design elements from modern video game frameworks and leveraging the impact of success in a technology-saturated and highly simulated world, teachers can better motivate and in turn, serve our digital citizens through their progression towards college and the professional world. By the end of this talk, educators will walk away with concrete steps to help them integrate the modern world of video games and simulation in their daily practices. Presented by Jonathon Best, Press Play – Teacher at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford

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Amy Collier works with faculty, instructional designers and doctoral students to explore and design online learning experiences at Stanford. Amy Collier is the director for technology and teaching for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning. She is an advocate for learners and teachers across a variety of educational institutions, from community-based service organizations to large public universities. Before coming to Stanford, Collier was the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University, where her team implemented nationally recognized faculty development programs for online learning. Through her graduate studies in social sciences and nearly 10 years in faculty development, she is a member of the American Educational Research Association, The Sloan Consortium, Educause Learning Initiative and the Professional and Organizational Development Network. Collier frequently presents at universities and conferences, on topics like open learning, online learning and faculty development.

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Jailbreaking the degree: David Blake at TEDxFurmanU

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At TEDxFurmanU, David Blake highlights the distinction between education and degrees, arguing that the future of learning involves abandoning the concept of a finite education. About David Blake David Blake is the founder of Degreed, a free online platform that scores and validates lifelong education from both accredited and non-accredited sources . A 2007 graduate of Brigham Young University, David was most recently a consultant for New Charter University, an accredited private online university founded in 2011 with headquarters in San Francisco, CA. In 2011, David was one of 25 select participants chosen to join the inaugural EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab at Stanford University. The Lab, a joint program of Teach For America and the venture philanthropy firm NewSchools Venture Fund, was launched in collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. The goal of the EdTech Lab is to address the education achievement gap between students from low and high-income communities. From 2008 to 2011, David worked as a founding member of Zinch.com, an online social network that connects students with information and opportunities relating to colleges, scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and graduate schools. Through his work, David aims to promote universal access to education, create meaningful indicators of personal educational outcomes and success and enable a measured and meaningful system for lifelong learning. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Occupy EdTech: Khalid Smith at TEDxEastsidePrep

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Khalid Smith is an entrepreneur and a designer of experiential events that teach educators to lead in the development of technology enhanced education products. Khalid and his wife co-founded LessonCast Learning in 2010 based on an innovative professional development process she used to turn around a restructured school as an assistant principal. As chief product officer, Khalid builds tools for teacher preparation programs to engage teaching candidates in assignments where they apply the same skills they are trying to build in 21st century learners, by creating and sharing artifacts that demonstrate real world teacher effectiveness. Khalid’s search for a community of education entrepreneurs in his native Baltimore led him to participate, organize and ultimately assume a founding role as education leader of the StartupWeekend Education sub-brand. From September 2011 to December 2012 Khalid helmed the global 501C3, facilitating dozens of events, igniting the passion of hundreds of educator entrepreneurs and producing start-ups with innovations currently being evaluated in thousands of classrooms. More importantly, Khalid learned of the need for an experiential education process that aims to bridge the chasm between the education reform and entrepreneurial/innovation movements. In addition to LessonCast, Khalid and Nicole are dedicated parents to their two children Elijah (6) and Nala (4), and tirelessly push for reform in the PreK through 2nd grade educational system and for better models of personalized instruction for all learners. Prior to his founding roles with LessonCast and StartupWeekend Education, Khalid had a 10-year career as an engineer and brand manager for Procter and Gamble. He also founded a non-profit management consultancy and worked as a community organizer during the Obama for American campaign of 2008. Very, very long ago, he earned degrees in chemical and bio-medical engineering that today gather a lot of dust but taught him a lot about grit. Shorter musings can be found on twitter @KhalidRudo and longer ones at KhalidRudo.com. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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ISTE 2013 Closing Keynote, Adam Bellow: You’re Invited to Change the World

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Author and educational technologist Adam Bellow delivers the closing keynote of ISTE 2013 with a high-energy presentation reveling in the joys of being a connected educator in these amazing times. Showcasing stories of inspiration from classrooms around the world and anecdotes from Bellow’s career, and highlight inspiration from classrooms around the world. Bellow invites you to challenge yourself to make a difference in your school with creativity and kindness.

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SXSWedu 2013

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A robust platform for the community to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn- SXSWedu is quickly gaining a reputation as a catalyst for change in education. The event welcomes the professionals making up the many different facets of the education ecosystem. Education stakeholders and practitioners of all backgrounds– including teachers, administrators, university professors and business and policy leaders– with the passion and commitment to create a better tomorrow make up the SXSWedu community.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Our Latino Students: Voices Calling Us to a Brighter Future

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Darline Robles, Professor at the University of Southern California. There’s a rising voice calling to our educators across the nation; it seeks access to the American dream; it seeks equity with other children; it seeks to speak into our future in new, daring, and exciting ways. Will we listen? Will we change? Will we embrace the change? For educators and educational entrepreneurs looking into the future of K-12 schools in America, Dr. Darline Robles will offer new insight into the “rising voice” of the Latino majority minority, which is even now entering kindergartens across the nation. Many of us already know the challenges inherent in closing the achievement gap, or effectively reaching English Learners. But can we say that we are truly culturally proficient? Are we developing the kinds of solutions they need to become engaged, informed and effective citizens? And in this new generation sweeping through our nation’s schools, are there echoes of the past—stories of success and equality—that can bring us hope, and guide us toward a brighter future?

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SXSWedu 2013 – Mind the Gap: Games, Impact, Potential, Reality

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Alan Gershenfeld, President of E-Line Media. Computer and video games have emerged as one of the most powerful mediums of the 21st century, generating billions of hours of highly engaged entertainment. A growing body of research is also highlighting the enormous potential of games and game-infused experiences to be a key driver of innovation in addressing some of the most pressing social, cultural, scientific and economic challenges of the 21st Century. Recognizing this potential, many leading foundations, academic institutions and government agencies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to harness the power of the medium to further their learning, health, and social impact goals There is, however, a big gap between the potential for games to make a positive impact and the reality that most impact game projects struggle to transition from promising research pilots to meaningful, sustained impact at scale. This session will explore methodologies for closing this gap.

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SXSWedu 2013 – The Changing Face of Public Education: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Maria Carstarphen, Austin Independent School District Superintendent. As the face of public education changes, educators must meet students where they are to prepare for the future—today. The Austin Independent School District serves more than 86,000 students amid changing demographics: Two out of three are from economically disadvantaged families; one in three is learning English; and one in 10 is in special education. For some, AISD is a high-quality pipeline to college and success. For others, AISD is their first connection with the U.S. education system. Serving this range of students in a competitive environment requires honest dialogue and innovative partnerships—from college-preparatory initiatives to Spanish-language, educational programs. Join Superintendent Meria Carstarphen to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing urban school districts through the lens of AISD, which is bringing its diverse communities together to strengthen support for all students. Learn about culturally relevant strategies to authentically engage communities and meet families where they are today—with a keen eye on the future.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Unleashing Human Capacity: Saving the World in a Few Easy Steps

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Jim Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary at the US Dept. of Education. The U.S. and the world are facing increasingly complex issues and challenges, both of man and nature, that seem to be beyond the imaginations and even well-intentioned efforts of this and the last generation. This seems to be a part of the human condition, which is why Robert F. Kennedy gave timeless advice, “…rely on youth…not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease…” The question is how can we unlock the latent human potential that exists in this and every country and use it to overcome some of our grandest challenges.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Unleashing the Power of the Web in Education

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Jaime Casap, Senior Education Evangelist at Google. The web has integrated into our daily lives. This is extraordinary considering that it happened in just a short number of years. Now imagine the integration of the web into our children’s lives. Those entering school this year do not know a world without the web. Our students are children of the web. It is where they manage their resources, where they manage their relationships, where they collaborate with each other, and where they go to learn. Think about what we can do with the web today and try to imagine what we will be able to do in two years, ten years, or 20 years. In this talk, we will examine how the web is central to new learning models that will help educators and students discover, collaborate, create, and transform what learning will look like for generations to come.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Game Changers for Young Learners

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital We are living and learning within a technological revolution, but today’s children experience it through a very specific vehicle: GAMES. Research shows that well designed games can improve and enhance children’s ability to learn key skills including math, literacy, science and beyond. And new technologies such as body-input navigation through cameras and 3D-rendered experiences like augmented reality apps also help kids between the ages of 3-8 get up and moving while they learn. So how can developers be innovative to create unique and compelling gaming experiences across platforms that will engage children while building critical skills for learning – and are they game changers for education? What do teachers, caregivers and parents need to navigate this new terrain? Join Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Interactive, for a discussion about the current research and new technologies in gaming, and the potential (or risks?) for young learners.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Supercharging the Teaching Profession by Igniting the Power of One

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2012 National Teacher of the Year There is no more essential a profession responsible for shaping and safeguarding our future than that of teachers. Teachers provide our young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create the better world we all wish to live in. Yet, American public school teachers are unappreciated, tired, overwhelmed with responsibilities not typically theirs, burnt out, and under relentless attack. Fewer and fewer people see teaching as a viable profession that can sustain them financially or emotionally. If we hope to restore faith and admiration to the profession of teaching, we have to remind our teachers just how incredibly vital they are. If we hope to attract talented new individuals into this rewarding career path, they need to know more about the impact and influence great teachers can have. To truly elevate the profession we need to use our collective voice and energy to advocate for avenues for our skill and talent to be recognized, supported, and celebrated. But more than any of that, we need to remind everyone that teaching our young people is a uniquely human endeavor. The greatest gift we can give one another is the courage to be unique, to be human, to be different, to be incredible.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Re-imagining Schools: Changing the Education Paradigm

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Nikhil Goyal, 17-year-old author and speaker. Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school is not relevant to them. The education system isn’t broken— it’s doing exactly what it was intended to do — create compliant cogs in machines. Students are desperately craving a learning renaissance where the old order of education is shattered and institutions are forced to either adapt and reinvent, or go extinct. Imagine if we transformed schools into social engines and public spaces for tinkering, hacking, and disrupting. Imagine kids loving school each and every day. We will examine these ideas and questions like: What role does inquiry play in learning? How can students take agency over their learning experiences? How can we reinvent schools from scratch?

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SXSWedu 2013 – Not Another Zombie Idea: Customizable, Open Digital Content Transforming Learning

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder & Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. Sticking out like a sore thumb in a sea of ed tech zombie ideas is the rapid growth of OER as the future of education. It is extraordinary to see the adoption of high quality, curated STEM content for K-12 from students, teachers — both in small private schools to public schools, parents — all actively participating in customizing and delivering OER content to improve learning outcomes. Imagine how marrying high value curated content + interactive tools can empower learners and teachers globally. In this talk, we will discuss how to discover and personalize this plethora of digital content to create FREE textbooks and also the future of concept-based (bite-sized) learning leveraging multiple modalities (text, videos, exercises,interactive learning objects) that will help students and educators transform learning experiences.

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SXSWedu 2013 – The Magic of Making: Engaging Students As Makers

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Dale Dougherty, Founding Editor of Maker Media. The growing Maker Movement, with Make Magazine and Maker Faire leading the charge, is a catalyst for change in industry, culture and education. Making is the magic that can transform us from passive consumers into active producers. In education, making is the magic that can turn students bored by traditional academics into active, engaged learners. As makers, students can be inspired and invited to design and create, build and tinker, explore and discover, fail and recover, all of which develop the kind of skills and mindset that we recognize in creative and innovative people. Making encourages us to see the world as filled with endless possibilities and problems worth solving. We must take advantage of this opportunity to transform standardized education into a wide-open workshop for innovation. We’ll look at the importance of creating makerspaces in schools, developing a community of practice around engaging kids as makers, and how online tools can enhance and extend the value of making to the broader community.

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Bill Gates | SXSWedu Keynote 2013

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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the foundation’s U.S. education work, which focuses primarily on ensuring all students are prepared for success in college and career. The keynote will take place 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. “Bill Gates’ name is already synonymous with technology innovation and philanthropy and, driven by the work of the Gates Foundation, education is clearly a personal priority,” said Ron Reed, executive producer of SXSWedu. “Gates’ background as a global business executive and leading philanthropist gives him a unique vantage point into education, one we know will be eagerly received by SXSWedu attendees.” Education has been a core pillar of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since its inception. Gates has been a vocal champion of using innovative technologies to widen access to quality education across K-12 and higher education.

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SXSWedu 2013 Keynote – Asenath Andrews

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G. Asenath Andrews founded and is currently the principal of Catherine Ferguson Academy, an alternative public high school for teen mothers that also provides early education services for the children of the high school moms. Both middle and high school classes are held at the academy, which boasts a 90 percent graduation rate, and the vast majority of those graduating attend 2-4 year colleges. For the school’s efforts, it was recognized as one of the 12 schools selected nationally as a Breakthrough High School by the National Association of Secondary Principals in 2004. Moreover, Mrs. Andrews is also adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan and Madonna University and is also a research assistant at Moore & Associates Market Research. Mrs. Andrews is actively involved in her profession and the community. She is both a board member and Trustee of Olivet College and has served as a board member for the Michigan Association for Art Education, Michigan Alternative Education Organization, and Young Audiences of Michigan. She is a founding member of the Detroit Professional Women’s Network and is a task force member of the National Committee to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In her limited free time, she functions as a choir director for the Second New Hope Baptist Church and is also a founding member of the vocal group “One Mind.” Notably, Mrs. Andrews was honored as a Milken Family Foundation Educator of the Year in 1992 for her work at the academy. In addition, she received an award as a Fulbright Hayes Study Tour Teacher in Zimbabwe. Ms. Andrews has a B.A. from Olivet College, an M.A. in education from Wayne State University and an ABD in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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SXSWedu 2013 – Digital Learning and Collective Impact in Education

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Delivered by Distinguished Speaker Michael Robbins, Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships at the US Dept. of Education The digital learning revolution is more than trading textbooks for tablets – it is an unprecedented inflection point in education – a critical opportunity to transform how schools, parents, and community-based organizations collaborate on education. It should spur us to rethink how we connect all the assets in a student’s life to advance engagement in learning and academic success. There is unprecedented investment in education technology and digital learning initiatives. Unfortunately, we lack the corresponding investments to evolve education culture and build family and community supports to make these transformations successful. This session will discuss bridging this gap through digital learning partnerships and will explore how education technology should advance collective impact in education.

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CompetencyWorks 2013-02-01 – Creating Systems of Assessments

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In 2011, the Proficiency-based Pathways project was launched with support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with eight other schools, Casco Bay High School (Maine) with its partner Expeditionary Learning and Vergennes Union High School (Vermont) were selected to participate, sharing their learning as they further developed their models. The findings from Proficiency-based Pathways are shared in the report Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education (http://bit.ly/makingmasterywork) published by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. During the webinar you will learn about the process that Casco Bay High School and Expeditionary Learning used in developing their 2.0 assessment system, the overall structure and an in depth look at the assessment tools utilized, and how Vergennes Union High School set out to accelerate its movement toward having its set of Performance Based Graduation Requirement fully implemented for 2016.

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CompetencyWorks 2013-01-31 – Aligning Competencies with the Common Core

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Two years ago the Boston Day and Evening Academy was faced with a challenge: How would they transition their well-developed competency education system to the new standards of the Common Core? They were determined to do it in a way that honored the school’s deep commitment to responding to the wide variation in the academic skills and credits of their students. Join CompetencyWorks and iNACOL for a webinar to learn about how Boston Day and Evening Academy, a school designed to serve over-age and undercredited students, aligned their competencies to the Common Core State Standards. You will also hear about hos BDEA has fine-tuned its practices to accelerate learning for students with a wide differentiation of skills and credits.

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iNACOL 2013-02-13 – Federal and State Policy: What Is Needed for Digital Learning?

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Federal and state education policies play an important role in removing barriers and enabling new models of competency-based, online and blended learning. Learn more about the leading federal issues that must be addressed in 2013, including the road ahead for ESEA reauthorization. Top state policy issues around online and blended learning will also be covered. Not sure what your role is in advocacy and lawmaker education? Two of the nation’s leading experts on digital education policy at both the federal and state level will provide an overview, recommendations and strategies for taking action. Speakers: John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now! Susan Patrick, President & CEO, iNACOL

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CompetencyWorks 2013-02-13 – Student Experience: Pacing and Personalization

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This webinar looks at two very different models structured around the concept of progress upon mastery. The Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (MPTPA) in Hartford, CT is part of the National Center for Education and the Economy’s Excellence for All network. In this initiative, students must demonstrate qualifying scores on examinations that are aligned with research-based college readiness standards. Once students have achieved qualifying exam scores, they can move on to a range of possible pathways. Here, we hear insights from MPTPA about what needs to be in place to support students within this structure. Then we hear from Schools for the Future (SFF) about their self-paced model designed for 8th graders that have been retained and with significant skill gaps, accelerating their learning so that they are fully college and career ready. SFF has four performance levels to graduation, modularized curriculum, and blended learning instructional delivery model.

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CompetencyWorks 2013-02-26 – Spanning the Grades – A Look at ES, MS and HS Competency-based Models

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Join district and school leadership of MSAD 15 in Gray-New Gloucester, ME for a conversation about their experience in implementing proficiency-based education. Gray-New Gloucester began the process of transforming their district to a student-centered, proficiency-based model starting at the elementary school level and have proceeded to implement proficiency-based practices in their middle and high school. Speakers: – Bruce Beasley, Superintendent, MSAD 15 – Karen Caprio, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, MSAD 15 – Ephraim Weisstein, Consultant to the Proficiency-based Pathways Project and co-author Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education

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CompetencyWorks 2013-02-28 – Re-Engineering for Competency Education – IT Design Considerations

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“Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education” – the latest briefing paper from CompetencyWorks – analyzes and examines components and elements of effective competency-based information systems. Join iNACOL’s Susan Patrick and Liz Glowa, the report’s author, for a conversation based on interviews and research behind the ideas in Re-Engineering Information Technology to build upon the lessons learned in analyzing information systems developed by competency education innovators, best practices of systemic approaches to information management, and emerging opportunities. Speakers: – Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL – Liz Glowa, Glowa Counsulting

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iNACOL 2013-03-13 – Louisiana’s Course Choice Program – A Model for Other States

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Louisiana Course Choice is a new Louisiana Department of Education administered program that will be in full operation beginning in the 2013-14 school year in order to better meet the needs of all students and prepare more students to be college and career-ready. The purpose of the Louisiana Course Choice Program is to provide access to a range of courses for use by schools and students across Louisiana, including online, face-to-face, and blended courses. Louisiana is revolutionizing education — Course Choice will offer “a la carte” school choice to Louisiana students and families… one course at a time.

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CompetencyWorks 2013-05-17 – How State Educational Leaders Are Advancing Competency Education

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This webinar highlights findings from iNACOL’s new report through the CompetencyWorks initiative, Necessary for Success: A State Policymakers Guide to Competency Education, and will allow participants to hear directly from two state education leaders about their experiences and insights in advancing competency education where students advance upon mastery. We’ll hear about the theory of action driving Maine and Iowa’s efforts, how state leaders are building shared vision and creating innovation space. Leading the discussion will be Susan Patrick , President and CEO of iNACOL; Jason Glass , Director of the Iowa Department of Education; and Don Siviski , Superintendent of Instruction for the Maine Department of Education.

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iNACOL 2013-07-25 E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

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As the FCC prepares to issue its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and with the recent announcement of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, education stakeholders are starting to rev up advocacy to improve access to broadband for schools and inform policy makers of connectivity needs around E-Rate. Another driver for broadband adoption in schools is that, particularly in rural and poor areas, our nation’s schools are not ready to deliver online assessments by the 2014 deadline. Schools need high-speed Internet access for delivery of blended, online and digital learning strategies as they recognize the potential to personalize learning to close the achievement gap and get students college and career ready. Join education and broadband telecommunications leaders (including an official from the FCC and two former US Department of Education Directors of Educational Technology) for this first in a series of iNACOL E-Rate 101 webinars to educate and empower education advocates to engage in the E-Rate reform discussion.

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iNACOL 2013-08-06 E-Rate 2.0: Defining Drivers and Capacity Needs

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On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hosted a webinar to explore recently announced plans to update the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program. As more schools adopt new learning models powered by blended and online learning, an updated E-Rate program will provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access for the country’s students. The webinar addressed the pressing need for schools and students to have improved access to high-speed Internet with upcoming online assessments in 2014. Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, “80 percent of U.S. schools do not have broadband Internet access sufficient to provide new learning models that ensure students graduate ready to face the challenges of a 21st century college or career environment. The United States is in the bottom half of developed nations for Internet access and speeds available to its citizens. It is vitally important that education leaders work with the FCC to strengthen and update the E-Rate program to make certain our students get the best start possible, regardless of where they learn.” In July, the FCC announced a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program to meet the educational needs of students and teachers. iNACOL, in partnership with leading education organizations, is committed to amplifying the voice of school leaders and policymakers throughout the country through this series of webinars dedicated to an examination of the E-Rate program and driving efforts to achieve a comprehensive update to this critical effort. Presenters: Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL Evan Marwell, CEO and Co-founder, Education Superhighway Susan Van Gundy, Associate Director for Assessment Technology, Achieve / PARCC Jennifer Davis, Director, CCSSO Innovation Lab Network

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iNACOL 2013-08-20 ConnectED and E-Rate NPRM Q&A

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On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) presented the third in a series of webinars investigating the need for greater student access to broadband in schools. The webinar was moderated by Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, and featured Lisa Hone of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Richard Culatta, Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, and Peter Zamora, Director of Federal Relations for CCSSO. This presentation highlighted President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, with the goal to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within 5 years, and recent efforts to update the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program to provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access. In July, the FCC announced a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program to meet the educational needs of students and teachers. iNACOL, in partnership with leading education organizations, is committed to amplifying the voices of educators, school leaders and policymakers throughout the country through this series of webinars dedicated to an examination of the E-Rate program and driving efforts to achieve a comprehensive update to broadband infrastructure for learning. Presenters: – Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL – Lisa Hone, Deputy Division Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission – Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education – Peter Zamora, Director of Federal Relations, CCSSO

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iNACOL 2013 Symposium – Monday – Leading Systems Change toward Student Centered Learning

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Leading systems change in education requires creating room for innovation, setting a strong vision and creating collective capacity to manage transformation at all levels of the education system. This luncheon keynote panel will inspire and challenge our thinking on leading change as they share compelling stories of their successes and lessons learned toward the ultimate goal of dramatically improving learning environments at scale via personalized, student-centered learning. Their commitment to equity and excellence for our nation’s most challenged youth — with a central and nonnegotiable focus on students — shines through in their work to transform teaching and learning in schools. These leaders are managing different levels of systems change and are forging pathways to new learning models with the goal of significant advancements in learner growth and outcomes. Be inspired as the keynote panel engages in frank discussion, sharing their guiding vision and roadmaps for achieving their goal as leaders of systems change to bring mastery-based, personalized learning models to scale. Panelists: Russell Altenburg (moderator), Assistant Director, The Broad Foundation John Covington, Chancellor, Education Achievement Authority of Michigan Alex Hernandez, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund

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iNACOL 2013 Symposium – Monday – President’s Welcome and Opening Keynote

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Ten Year’s of Transformation (A Welcome) In the Fall of 2003, seventeen pioneering leaders formed what was then the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) with a vision for transforming K-12 education through online teaching and learning, fostering a landscape that promoted student success and lifelong learning. Just ten years later, hundreds of new learning models have taken root across the continuum of blended and online learning, with tools and resources transforming the way traditional classrooms differentiate instruction for each and every student. The next ten years offer even more of an unprecedented window of opportunity — in addition to new barriers and challenges — for this transformative shift toward student-centered learning. If we want those directing the future of education to act differently, we must get them to think differently. Working with innovators across the field, iNACOL’s annual symposium seeks to host thought-provoking discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities in order to share ideas and enable innovation to take hold in schools across the country and around the world. Susan Patrick will explore trends shaping the future of learning, reflect on success stories from the across field and spotlight early indicators identified in breakthrough new models using online, blended and competency-based environments. Driving an Innovative Policy Roadmap Toward the Transformation of Student Learning How are policy makers removing barriers and addressing goals to enable all students to leverage a variety of transformed learning experiences and environments (blending digital components and learning online — in and out of school) to ensure that they are ready for the world? As educators on the ground are driving the big idea of competency education, it is gaining traction in federal, state and local policy at all levels. From the federal Race to the Top district programs focused on personalization to state proficiency-based graduation requirements; district innovation zones; turnaround schools; and new school models using high-quality blended and online learning — competency-based education is a key theme bridging next generation learning approaches and student-centered learning. To meet the vision of competency-based education, policy makers and practitioners need to think differently about almost every aspect of our education system. Policy leaders from federal and state government will provide a vision of the future of policy toward student-centered learning — from addressing broadband infrastructure needs to policies that focus on competency development, rather than seat-time. Panelists will explore policy strategies and approaches to unleash innovation, improve technology infrastructure, provide better transparency of quality programs and create space for innovation.

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iNACOL 2013-10-10 Planning, Implementation and Policy Considerations for Blended Learning

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Two experts in the field of blended learning shared the importance of having a planned policy and support structure in place for any blended learning program to be successful. Greg Klein has been involved with Oakland Public Schools in the implementation of blended learning for many years and co-wrote the Oakland Unified case study where he identified critical success factors for blended learning adoption. More on this case study can be found on this website. Samantha Sherwood became a blended learning teacher several years ago and then helped open a blended learning school in New York Public Schools, where she now serves as the Assistant Principal. She researched the journey of a blended learning teacher as part of her Masters degree and has documented the characteristics and support systems needed for a successful blended learning teacher and a successful blended learning classroom. The presenters shared common elements needed for implementing a successful blended learning program as well as the policy considerations across a school or district that leads to success.

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iNACOL 2013-11-13 Keeping Pace with Online and Blended Learning

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Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning tracks the latest policies, practices and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. Join John Watson and Amy Murin — two co-authors of this essential annual report — for a discussion of key findings related to the growth of online and blended learning programs as well as an overview of policy changes across districts and states around the country. In preparation for this webinar, participants are encouraged to download and read the report at http://kpk12.com.

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iNACOL 2013 Symposium – Wednesday – Learning by Design: Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age

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Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan Inc. How can we design the most effective instructional environments? How do we approach the transformation to student-centric learning using what learning science tells us to do, and not do, to enhance student success? In their new book, “Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age”, Hess and Saxberg offer that there’s never been a better time to be a “learning engineer” — working to apply what’s known about learning to the very real challenges of developing affordable, reliable, available, data-rich competency-based learning environments. Our educational leaders must take up the challenge to become empowered with “cage-busting leadership” in order to take on the laws, rules, and regulations that prevent them from implementing true transformational changes to our educational systems. Citing many examples of leaders who have busted out of the cage, Hess will illustrate how tough decisions can be made to provide the quality education we seek for our students. The crux of how to break down barriers, enable good teachers to do great work and provide students from all backgrounds equity and excellent opportunities to learn and thrive is at the heart of this discussion. Their book provides a framework, common language, and real-world examples of how to do just that. Saxberg is a researcher and visionary on digital learning’s ability to transform education. This keynote will both connect the dots between research on the best learning environments for how student learn and identify breakthrough tactics to overcome what stands in the way of the revolution toward student-centered learning. By design and through science, it is evident that digital learning offers solutions for transforming education around student-centered and highly personalized learning. Combining a solution-driven approach with strong “cage-busting” leadership will offer tremendous insights and tools for leaders committed to doing what is right for kids.

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iNACOL 2013 Symposium – Tuesday – Student Plenary Panel

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It is our great pleasure — in fact, our responsibility — to bring Symposium attendees a straightforward, student-driven conversation about online and blended learning, and to highlight educational issues informed by their perspectives on the ground. Each year, iNACOL invites a group of students — spanning grade levels — to come together at the Symposium to speak about their experiences, unfiltered — in an open discussion and dialog. Transforming education requires reflection and opportunities to build understanding through the eyes and experiences of the young people we ultimately serve. Please join us for what is one of the most inspiring discussions of each year’s conference — our conversation with students on reinventing the future of education.

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iNACOL 2013-11-19 Blended Learning: A Look at the Transformation of K-12 Education in Idaho

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Have you ever wondered if the money spent on technology and professional development really makes a difference in the lives of students? This webinar will present exciting evidence that change is happening through blended learning. We will explore the results of research conducted in Idaho with teachers who are using blended learning regarding academics, communication, motivation, and teacher practices. The discussion will focus on implications for classroom practice — including the barriers faced by those not yet using blended learning. Recommended reading: Transforming K-12 Rural Education through Blended Learning: Barriers and Promising Practices – http://www.inacol.org/cms/wp-content/… Presenters: Eric Werth, Director of Education Programs, Northwest Nazarene University Eric Kellerer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching at Learning, Northwest Nazarene University Sherawn Reberry, Director of Education Programs, Idaho Digital Learning Academy Niki Walker, Blended Program Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Academy

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