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7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

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With more colleges shifting courses to the online classroom and high school teachers and students alike expressing a strong desire to move away from rigid, mandated lesson arcs, it’s clear — classes don’t have to be exactly as they are. Educators across the globe have begun to look at ways of transforming curriculum to suit different []

Playlist: 7 education ideas from unlikely places

Playlist: 7 education ideas from unlikely places

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Geoffrey Canada gives a very interesting analogy in today’s TED Talk: He compares the current education system in the United States to the era when banks were only open between the hours of 10am and 3pm. “Now, who can bank between 10 and 3?” asks Canada to a big laugh. “It went on for decades. []

Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

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Want to talk about education? Inspired by TED Talks Education, our one-hour TV special that aired on PBS night, and this morning’s batch of TED Talks, here’s a roundup of some great TED Conversations you can join: High school freshman Colin Petre asks: Is college really as important as our society today has made it []

Op-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutions

Op-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutions

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By Patricia Harrison When I attended the taping of TED Talks Education last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I knew I was witnessing an innovative collaboration with the potential to make a difference in the lives of many young people. This milestone collaboration between TED, WNET, PBS, and the CPB American Graduate “Let’s []

7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse

7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse

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The analog-to-digital shift that has seen e-readers booting out books, smartphones trumping landlines and tablets making desktops look fuddy-duddy is also bringing new tech tools to the classroom. Last month, I read this New York Times article about CourseSmart, an app that allows teachers to track whether students have done their reading in digital textbooks, []

The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far

The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far

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The TED-Ed team is excited to have just passed our one-year mark — we launched our YouTube Channel on March 12, 2012. And what a year it has been! In 365 days, we have published more than 100 TED-Ed Originals plus nearly 100 TED Talks, totaling more than 16 million views. And we have almost 100 additional []

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

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After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s []