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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