Archive for Category: "Keynote Theater"

Keynote Theater #007: Temple Grandin Advocates for Autism August 11, 2012 4:03 pm

Keynote Theater #007: Temple Grandin Advocates for Autism

Our broadcast today explores Temple Grandin’s TED Talk from 2010 entitled, The World Needs All Kinds of Minds. For this episode, I’ve invited the EdCeptional crew to help interpret to me, and to help us understand why there aren’t more people with Autism being their own advocates. Enjoy the discussion!

Keynote Theater #006: Jane McGonigal Helps us Live Longer July 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Keynote Theater #006: Jane McGonigal Helps us Live Longer

Our broadcast today explores Jane McGonigal’s newest TED Talk: The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life. For this talk we brought in some gaming gurus, Lucas Gillispie of EduRealms.com and EdReach stalwart, Zack Gilbert. Lots to take away as Jane brings in some of the great ideas of Martin Seligman of Authentic Happiness fame into her new game Super Better. Can games heal?

Keynote Theater #005: Popping Filter Bubbles with Eli Pariser May 24, 2012 8:24 pm

Keynote Theater #005: Popping Filter Bubbles with Eli Pariser

Our broadcast today explores Eli Pariser’s TED Talk from last May entitled, “Beware Online Filter Bubbles.” And who better to explore the validity of the Web, then two of education’s brightest librarians, Emily Thompson, and Adrienne Matteson! Some of the big questions that come from this talk are: How do we trust the Internet? How do we teach young students that the Web is “filtered” and manipulated? It’s an important topic. Let’s discuss!

Keynote Theater #004: Revisiting Motivation with Dan Pink May 18, 2012 10:00 am

Keynote Theater #004: Revisiting Motivation with Dan Pink

Our broadcast today revisits Dan Pink’s TED Talk from 2009 entitled The Surprising Science of Motivation. To dig deep into this TED Talk, I’ve invited three of Dan Pink’s great supporters: Karl Fisch, Matt Montagne, and Kevin Brookhouser. It’s interesting to see how Dan’s talk holds up over the years. We also touch on what the lens of motivation says in light of teacher evaluations and www.edxonline.org. Let’s discuss!

Keynote Theater #003: Dissecting Salman Khan at TED April 21, 2012 9:00 am

Keynote Theater #003: Dissecting Salman Khan at TED

Our broadcast today dissects the Salman Khan TED Talk from last year, Let’s Use Video to Re-invent Education. For this talk, I’ve invited some expert Flipped Classroom folks, the original Flipped Classroom guys, Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams. To top it off we are also joined by YouTube EDU consultant James Sanders. We dive deep into Khan’s ownership of the Flipped Classroom idea, and his unwillingness to give so many teachers credit for the millions of tutorials already online. However, we give him kudos for taking the message to a mass crowd. Let’s discuss!

Keynote Theater #002: Do Schools Kill Creativity? April 12, 2012 10:20 pm

Keynote Theater #002: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Our broadcast today dissects the viral TED Talk that Sir Ken Robinson gave entitled: Do Schools Kill Creativity? I invited Illinois educator Scott Weidig to join me in finding “key” moments in Sir Ken’s talk. His talk still resonates, as schools just begin to push away from the factory model. Or are they?

Keynote Theater: TEDx, Dr Tae, and the EdGamer Guys! April 6, 2012 8:00 am

Keynote Theater: TEDx, Dr Tae, and the EdGamer Guys!

Our broadcast today dissects the TEDxEastSidePrep talk that Dr. Tae gave entitled Can Skateboarding Save our Schools? I’ve invited the EdGamer guys to help us analyze Dr. Tae’s message of the value of tenacity in students. We ponder whether his lesson of “Learning is Hard” is a worthy message to send to students. It’s a great first show!