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8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching

8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching
These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives. TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. If you’re not already a fan of TED, maybe these will open your eyes to this wonderful resource. Education is only one of the vast array of topics covered in TED talks, so if you enjoy any of the videos below, you might want to click through the the site and check out some more of them. Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms This delightfully illustrated video entertains while educating. Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education This video discusses “The Hole In The Wall” experiment that Mitra started in New Delhi in 1999. Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers Math as it’s taught in classrooms rarely echoes math as it used in the real word. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post Related:  Ed Reform

FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and struggling for autonomy and identity as did their predecessors, but they are doing so amid new worlds for communication, friendship, play, and self-expression. We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short, accessible version of our findings. The White Paper is a 30-page document prepared for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Series. Summary - Summary of Findings Two page summary (pdf) White Paper - Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project (pdf) Ito, Mizuko, Heather A. Dedication To the memory and ongoing legacy of Peter Lyman.

Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding - The Industry Website Just shut up and listen, expert tells teachers John Hattie ... strong advice. JOHN HATTIE has spent his life studying the studies to find out what works in education. His advice to teachers? Just shut up. Professor Hattie, appointed this year as the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, says teachers need to stop spending 80 per cent of their time in class talking and start listening. ''When teachers stop talking deep learning takes place,'' he told a conference of educators at Parramatta yesterday. ''It's our concept of ourselves as teachers that we have knowledge and we need to impart it. Advertisement ''Speaking 80 per cent of the time in conversation means I'm waiting for you to stop to have the chance to talk. What happens next is less clear. ''But I know it's not 80 per cent,'' he told the conference organised by Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute. ''I think it's fascinating that we have a profession where kids come to school to watch us work,'' he said.

Teaching with Angst Cognitive Tools to Enhance Learning Experiences Cognitive learning theories reflect a process of putting together new information within the context of existing knowledge. In using instructional strategies that reflect the brain’s processing abilities, learners become aware of why and how they are thinking throughout the learning process. Take a moment to join a conversation with some interesting cognitive learning theorists: As the brain inputs information into one’s memory it resides in short term memory until enough rehearsal allows it to transition into long term memory (Orey, 2010). The skills of summarizing and note taking discussed in chapter six of our text also correlates to cognitive learning theories. Virtual field trips reflect an excellent instructional strategy that promotes cognitive learning. References: Laureate Education, Inc. Novak, J. Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Smith, M.

Internationales Institut zur Entwicklungsförderung der Jugend e.V. Der beschreibt die Philosophie des Gesamtkonzepts Lebenstüchtige Lebenskünstler "Hilf mir, es selbst zu tun!" mehr... Interkulturelles Selbst-Lern-Netz Das Interkulturelle Selbst-Lern-Netz "INSEL-Netz" ist die Vision eines Konzepts zur ganzheitlichen Entwicklung der Persönlichkeit. Vision für das Bildungssystem in Afrika Die Suche nach Visionen und Alternativen für das Bildungssystem findet nicht nur in Afrika, sondern weltweit statt. Ben über Afrika Nachdem ich Wolfgang kennen gelernt habe, entdeckte ich genau das Gegenteil zu meiner Heimat.

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education: an article by William Deresiewicz about how universities should exist to make minds, not careers | The American Scholar Exhortation - Summer 2008 Print Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers By William Deresiewicz It didn’t dawn on me that there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. It’s not surprising that it took me so long to discover the extent of my miseducation, because the last thing an elite education will teach you is its own inadequacy. I’m not talking about curricula or the culture wars, the closing or opening of the American mind, political correctness, canon formation, or what have you. The first disadvantage of an elite education, as I learned in my kitchen that day, is that it makes you incapable of talking to people who aren’t like you. But it isn’t just a matter of class. I also never learned that there are smart people who aren’t “smart.” What about people who aren’t bright in any sense? The second disadvantage, implicit in what I’ve been saying, is that an elite education inculcates a false sense of self-worth.

Notre Dame launches eReader study “This has become known as the iPad class,” Corey Angst, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame, told his students on their first day of class Aug. 24. “It’s actually not…it’s ‘Project Management.’” A member of Notre Dame’s ePublishing Working Group, Angst is debuting the University’s first and only class taught using Apple’s new wireless tablet computer to replace traditional textbooks. The course is part of a unique, year-long Notre Dame study of eReaders, and Angst is conducting the first phase using iPads, which just went on sale to the public in April. “One unique thing we are doing is conducting research on the iPad,” Angst says. “eReaders are quickly being adopted for reading mass market literature, but also align well with the desire of higher education faculty and students to promote sustainability by reducing paper use,” says Paul Turner, manager of Academic Technologies in Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies. And they don’t have to sneak.

Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Posted by José Picardo on April 25, 2009 Over the past academic year, my students and I have been experimenting with the use of a number of web based applications (often known as Web 2.0 tools). My aim has been to enhance our schemes of work by providing our students with new and exciting learning opportunities. In my opinion, using technology effectively has clear benefits for both teaching and learning and can help to improve motivation by engaging pupils in activities which, perhaps, step out of their ordinary school experience and which show them that it is possible to teach and learn about a subject using tools similar to those they use daily outside school. I have written about each of these individual tools in separate posts, but I thought it would be useful to list the ten most used internet applications on one post. 1 – Animoto 2 – Diigo 3 – Edmodo As Edmodo is open only to me and my students, I am unable to offer you a link for you to inspect. 4 – Glogster 5 – Go! Go! 6 – Sliderocket

KONSTRUKTIVISMUS Was gibt es hier? Auf den Web-Seiten gibt es die Werke Online von Kersten Reich, Stefan Neubert, den Methodenpool zur "Konstruktivistischen Didaktik", weitere Texte und Literaturhinweise. Der Interaktionistische Konstruktivismus ist ein kulturell und sozial orientierter Ansatz, der im Kontext der Geistes-, Gesellschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften entwickelt wird. Eine kurze Einführung in das Thema gibts hier A short introduction you find >>> here in PDF <<<

What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? | Dangerously Irrelevant Paul Bogush pushed back (in a nice way) on my recently-popular post, If you were on Twitter. First he wrote about how most educators are too busy to be involved in social media. Then he wrote about all of the wonderful things that happened during the time when he wasn't on Twitter. Because he's a good writer, Paul evoked all the right feelings in my heart and head. Of course I want to spend time with my wife and kids instead of being on Twitter. Of course I want to read books and take walks in the woods and get my job done, all instead of being in front of a screen. there are countless educators who are finding ways to tap into the connective and learning power of social media while simultaneously having healthy, balanced personal and professional lives. All of this time balance stuff aside, I believe that there's a bigger issue worth considering. Although there is a lot of noise out there on the Web, it's hard to argue that there is little learning value in social media.