Sunday, October 17, 2010

Changing Education Paradigms

Watch this great video where Sir Ken Robinson discusses through animation the need for Education Reform

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The beauty of data visualization

Watch David McCandless presentation on infographics. He explains how infographics can make a great data visualization tool! His creation of interesting patterns are an eyeopener.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Educational Change Challenge

Educational Change Challenge is a video that I came across and thought of sharing! It has some good questions that teachers to prepare their students for the forthcoming year.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Build a tower, build a team

Tom Wujec presents to us a simple team-building exercise to build the tallest tower with dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. He explains why Kindergarten students often time out-perform the others. Watch this interesting video!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace

An inspiring talk by Randy Nelson who explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media. We should strive to work together collaboratively to achieve results. I liked his quote "...the core skill of an innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

21st Century Learning - Different kinds of minds

Temple Grandin herself diagnosed with autism as a child reinforces in this video about the different ways we process information. She talks about how she thinks visually and that which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She mentions about others who are pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers etc., and how they all process information differently. She reiterates that that we all have different ways of thinking, behaving and learning and that educators need to consider a wide variety of strategies while educating children.

Inspiring & enlightening talk by Temple! Please watch the video till the end and consider sharing this talk with everyone you know. Please post your comments below as I would love getting insight!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Change in the Education System

Meet the Press interviewed Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Rev Al Sharpton, and former speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich. They discussed about learning, accountability, Race to the Top, and their bipartisan effort to affect change in our education system.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Digital Parenting: Protecting and Empowering Kids

Parents need to educate themselves digitally so that they can be aware of possible dangers for their children and teach them how to choose to avoid those dangers while still utilizing all the benefits the web and digital media has/have to offer so that they can grow into empowered adults who do not fear digital media. As a parent I do strongly believe that our children need a good understanding of this new digital world and to be able to navigate it successfully.Today's parents also face a generation gap with their kids. While learning the latest technology is second nature to kids, parents often find it difficult to keep up.

Parenting the digital generation can be tough. Watch The Password Battle and explore resources for parents on balancing how to keep kids safe online, while empowering them as digital citizens.

Watch the video on Protecting and Empowering kids.

21st Century Schools: Learning in the Digital Age

Teachers are tapping into technology and digital media for learning. Watch How Google Saved a School and discuss the hype and the hopes for improving education through technology.

More and more educators are tapping into the power of digital media and technology for teaching and learning. The variety of information resources available online is simply staggering. Explore how teachers and students are using the power of social media to promote students' active engagement, critical thinking and literacy skills.