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One of the several unpopular assignments I force upon my students is the Sophomore Speech. I am capitalizing Sophomore Speech because it has become a thing at our school … a proper thing. Every single one of my 10th grade students is required to write a personal essay and convert it into a speech to be delivered in front of the entire school during our assembly period we call Break.
Today at #SXSWedu, I had a moment to talk to Nikhil Goyal, author of One Size Does Not Fit All, a prescription for fixing American schools. Nikhil shared his thoughts about how he’s organizing and meeting with the thought leaders of our time to Take Education Forward.
Happy Holidays EdGamer listeners…this week we give you a gift…our very first interview with a Ted Talk speaker…the amazingly insightful John Hunter. Mr. Hunter is the innovative force behind the World Peace Game and he is having a huge impact on the gaming and learning field. Join us for one of our most interesting episodes yet. Don’t miss this EdGamer first…tune-in and level-up!
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!
If you were to walk up on the street and ask the average Joe the Plumber what they thought when you said the word “education,” what would they tell you? “Unions.” “Teacher strikes. “Budgets.” If you were to ask them the same question about what was education’s biggest brand, they might say…Pearson? Or Houghton Mifflin. (“who?”) That’s one of education’s inherent problems. Education is not associated with a brand, per se. It’s associated with…dreck. Nobody in the general public gives [...]
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!
This week on iDig Video: Video on the iPad! In “Hot Topics of the Week” – The new iPads are on the shelves – hear our discussion about them and the new Apple TV. iMovie and Garageband have special new features on the iPad and we look into how these apps can be used in the classroom. Also Khan Academy’s new iPad App; TED video lessons for high school and college students; and YouTube for School – how you can [...]
Here’s Episode II of the EdReach Winter Viewing Party. Relax, sit back, and watch the learning fly.
ISABELLA OLESCHUK HAS BEEN FOUND! In this weeks show, I break down the article “Does the Digital Classroom Enfeeble the Mind?” by Jaron Lanier. When you put this article up against Salman Khan’s and Conrad Wolfram’s TED talks, you really begin to question is what we are doing in the classroom with technology the right thing? Does Salman Khan present a good way to teach math, or does Conrad Wolfram’s ideas fit better with how we want students to think [...]
Today, Saturday, March 5, 2011 is an opportunity to hear some of the best educational minds that continue to make an impact on education. In New York today, there is the 2nd TEDxNYED. This is a great event and it will have us all thinking for days to come. Schedule of Speakers List of Speakers TEDxNYED, an all-day conference focusing on empowering innovation in education, is being held in New York City on Saturday, March 5, 2011. TEDxNYED is operating [...]