A preview of Google's all new Learning Management System (LMS)!
TED talk by a 13-year-old unschooler who is hacking his education. When Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.
Salman Khan Discusses the Future of Education on Charlie Rose
New thinking and technologies will empower students who take agency of their own learning, calling for a rethinking of the traditional classroom based on historic models.
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Drew Houston, and Tony Hsieh Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code
Enrollment rates in programming classes are low, but what is worse is that schools aren’t even teaching it, even though this is the fastest growing segment of jobs in the country
"Is knowing obsolete?" Check out the 2013 TED prize winner talk about reinventing education with self-directed learning. Sugata Mitra's wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education
In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Years later, he has posted more than 3,000 tutorials, which are viewed nearly 100,000 times around the world each day. (March 2011)
Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers
Why do kids lose interest in math? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming so computers can do the 'heavy-lifting' and students can pose the right questions in real-world, multi-faced problem solving. Conrad Wolfram runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting-edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha. (July 2010)
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. (March 2010)
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. (February 2010)
Dave Eggers personally and creatively engages with local public schools
Dave talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world. The trick is to connect with the local teachers, schools, and parents. The other trick is to make the space feel psychologically different from school, as kids work with 100s of volunteers. (2008)
Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. This video has nearly 14 million views. (February 2006)
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die
"Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams..." (June 2005)
Steve Jobs on Education
"You could have 25 year old kids out of college, very idealistic, full of energy, instead of starting a silicon valley company, they'd start a school. And I believe they would do far better..." (1995)