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Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.
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Guest Post: Auditing Astronomy Class I’m not sure exactly where this story begins, but maybe it’s here: Sometime this summer, my mom decided to take an astronomy class. She had taken drama and philosophy classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley and audited a history of theater course. She’d heard that this particular astronomy class was aimed at non-science majors, and that the professor, Alex Filippenko, had won all sorts of teaching awards. She emailed him to see if it was okay for her to sit in – it was – and then convinced a few friends to join her. Maybe what I should say next is that my mom has never been that interested in science. Astronomy had also gotten on her bad list. This class had no formaldehyde, just a professor who has enough astronomy-themed T-shirts to cover three afternoons a week for a whole semester without repeating a shirt. That’s how I first heard about what was going on in class. The next time I asked her about the class, I had a pen handy. “gamma ray bursts”

A Refreshing Reminder For All About The Real Meaning Of Life This inspirational kinetic typography video of Bill Hicks is a reminder of what life is really is like when we focus on what really matters. We get so caught up in all the bullshit that’s around us that we forget that at the end of the day we all have a choice; our choice is to be happy or sad. I choose happy, because really, life is just one big roller coaster ride for us all. We can be afraid or we can hang on, get through it and enjoy the ride. I hope you enjoy this video, I know it brightened my day. Bill Hicks Words Transcribed From This Video: The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And we… kill those people. Just a ride. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride.

Top 10 Educational Videos of 2011 Another year is coming to a close. And with the New Year approaching, it’s a great time to reflect on topics and issues that impacted our learning in 2011. I traveled all over the country again in 2011 speaking to K-12 educators on the power that video can have on student learning. I have personally witnessed the amazing influence video has had on my own students’ learning during my past nine years in education. 2011 was no exception in the diverse and powerful videos that some of our world leaders, or future world leaders, created. Therefore, I have decided to list the top 10 educational videos I watched this past year. Now, I will concede that there may be better videos in our global stratosphere. 10. Grades 1 And 2 At Ancaster Meadow School 9. Sir Ken Robinson on SchoolTube 8. Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito on Connected Learning, Children, and Digital Media 7. iPads in the classroom are becoming increasingly more popular. iPad in High School English 6. Meet Videolicious 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity. Have thoughts about TED Quotes? Want to suggest a quote? Share your ideas with us. Follow us on Twitter: @TEDQuote About Allianz SE Allianz provides singular insight and expertise to help people manage new risks and opportunities. Learn more about Allianz SE.

How to run a successful research lab without having a lab At the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Atul Butte gave a talk entitled, "Translational Medical Discoveries Through Data Transparency and Reuse." It could just as easily been called "how to run a successful research lab without having a lab." Butte, who is faculty at Stanford, was part of a panel that discussed the open sharing of data, and he used his own experience to provide a compelling case study that showed that, when researchers share their data, it enables others to drive a field forward in new ways. Butte focused on a specific type of data, generated by what are called DNA or gene chips. Because this data is entirely digital, the National Institutes of Health has entered what Butte termed "government in library keeping mode." The two major repositories now hold over 850,000 data sets between them. Butte's group has used this data to identify possible disease-drug combinations.

Joe Rogan || Rethink your life || HD (Original) Existentialism is a philosophy we should all live by. Pursue your dreams! Create your own destiny, embrace the wonderful gift of life! However, I can still live my life to the fullest and become the best person I can be while embracing truth. Many will disagree with what I believe to be truth, and that’s ok. Love others- yes, intrinsically humanity understands the golden rule. Saying that everything is relative is an objective statement. As a side note, I would take him a lot more seriously without all of the profanity, I found it unnecessary and a more ‘enlightened’ vocabulary would’ve rendered the message more powerful.

This Year’s 10 Best TED Talks To Share With Students In honor of the recent TED Live announcement , I thought it’d be a good idea to remind you why TED rocks. Below is just a small fraction of the amazing presentations put on by the folks over at TED. Each one of the presentations embedded below is perfect for sharing with students and showing in class*. Do you use TED in the classroom? *There are of course many more presentations but I picked these because I thought they resonated with me and would do the same with students. Philip Zimbardo: The Demise of Guys? Philip Zimbardo was the leader of the notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — and an expert witness at Abu Ghraib. Pavan Sukhdev: Put A Value On Nature! A banker by training, Pavan Sukhdev runs the numbers on greening up — showing that green economies are an effective engine for creating jobs and creating wealth. Annie Murphy Paul: What We Learn Before We’re Born Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Joe Sabia: The Technology of Storytelling Allan Jones: A Map of the Brain

40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. April 13, 2012 In "Aspirations" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 In "Happiness" 25 Photo-Illustrated Reminders to Help You Find Happiness Happiness is the highest level of success.

The Real You – Alan Watts The Real You – Alan Watts submitted by Razique Who are you really? An amazing lecture given by Alan Watts a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life. Official website: Edited by TragedyandHope All Credit goes to it’s respectful owners. Share on Facebook Stumble It Post a comment Thoughts? You must be logged in to post a comment. More Videos The Side You Choose Why I Transistioned to A Meat Free Diet and Became A Vegan-Karma Free Foods! Control YOUR Life | MOTIVATIONAL The Life-Giving Thing Kent Sayre — The Only Thing That Stops Us 5 steps to Quit Smoking with Ecigs A Rippady Rant Alain de Botton on Art as Therapy

A Conversation Starter Hello & welcome! ... Please comment. You can also subscribe via or , and then send a this way too. My goal: Create a three minute video , using other videos. Here is what I came up with: ( Watch on YouTube ) For ease of use here are the links. – Alan November: Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom – Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? – Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids – Chris Lehmann: School 2.0 – Creating the Schools We Need – Chris Kennedy: Students Live! – Tom Grant – (Disclosure: This actually goes to a video created by me for the K12Online Conference, Tom Grant is my Superintendent and this is his interview excerpt from the video): Transforming Education – Stephen Heppell: Learning Conversations – Mitchel Resnick: 2011 Prize Winner

Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade. Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof and directed by Luke Scott. Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth.

What is a Warrior? What is a Warrior? submitted by Jordan Lejuwaan by @WarriorPoetUS and brought to life by the talent and vision of @Notthisbody For more by Aubrey Marcus visit the Warrior Poet blog: To connect with Not This Body, visit A collaboration of /Aubrey Marcus and /Notthisbody incorporating work by /SamPriceWaldman /GavinKeech /SethHunter /Karmicfix /JuanIrache /TimBorgmannPlexus /DarekNicoletto /Semiconductor /ThorstenFleisch /GrantKayl /AminSadeghvand /AlexanderCleland /EliotSellers /AndreyMouratov /KimPimmel /shlohmo /CherylColan /AndrewFilippone /PageStephenson /footage from The Sagan Series /footage from The Fayman Series /footage from Carl Sagan Tribute Series Music: Hawk Cliff by Enzo Carlino * A special thanks to Jason Silva for inspiring me to enter this genre. Share on Facebook Stumble It 2 comments Post a comment 0 wonderboy91 02.05.2013 at 11:58 pm Log in to ReplyLove this video!! Thoughts? More Videos