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Weekend Funnies: How to inspire kids to be "Not a scientist"

Man-Made Climate Change?The Colbert Report  - VideoThe "I'm not a scientist" riff starts at the 2:50 mark.  The entire video (under 5 minutes)  is well worth the watch: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video... Read more
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Being Pegged, Late Bloomers and Effort

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher Read more
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Stephen does Common Core Math

Video in case you missed it - Math! Read more
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There is No Education Without the Arts

"We're not talking about making sure that everybody has private music lessons," Read more
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How the Arts Prepare for a Life's Work in any Discipline

Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Read more
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Want smart & different kind of brilliant? Check out John Oliver

Video - Humor His Climate Change segment with Bill Nye and "the deniers" is just that. Read more
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The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System

New update December 2, 2013 which includes Yong Zhao link and comments PLUS CNN videos Read more
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Cool Smart Teen: Changing the conversation about building stuff

Not just building an app to play with . . . but a test for cancer Read more
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Video: What is the link between "design-thinking" and creativity?

Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose Read more
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CEO: Drawing Can Help One Think and Reflect

Great video from pandodaily, my new favorite tech site, about how the CEO of Deviant Art uses his artistic expression and journaling to help him think, reflect, organize or clear his head to work better. Read more
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I Forgot My Phone: Viral Video

If you missed this one, do check it out below.26 million views and counting . . . two minute run-time.... Read more
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Homeless Man Developing App for Climate Change - Video

A Mentor-Mentee Story:  $100 or Learn How to CodeCheck out this story:  after being given a choice and after four weeks of learning how to code by someone who took the time, has developed an app that is almost ready... Read more
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Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

What Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison had in common - One Minute Video Read more
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3 Things Needed for Authentic Learning

Allowed to Be Curious, Messy and Reflective Read more
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Creativity: My Way or the Highway

Doesn't work that way, folks Read more
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We're Gonna Make You POPular!

The Top Ten MOOCs Higher Ed "Stars" are Male- Not a Single Woman - Really?? Read more
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Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights

C.J. Westerberg dissects new book by Tony Wagner - "Creating Innovators" Video Trailer Read more
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids: "Don't Underestimate Our Ability"

12 Year Old Literacy Advocate Sets Us Straight
Are Teachers & Parents Actually Making Kids "Shrink To Fit?"
TED Video - Eight Minutes of Adora Svitak Read more
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Why Parents & Educators Should Know about the Maker Movement

Essentially, if your kid can't build, do or make, maybe you should re-evaluate their education Read more
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Here a MOOC, there a MOOC, everywhere a MOOC, MOOC . . .

16 Possible Effects of MOOCs
The good, the bad and the ugly Read more
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"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination"

JK Rowling, Harry Potter Author, Captivates Crowd With Harvard Commencement Speech Read more
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The Arts: Seeing & Thinking Differently

Artless & Senseless? "Once it is recognized that productive thinking in any area of cognition is perceptual thinking, the central function of art in general education will become evident." -Rudolf Arnheim, Visual Thinking Read more
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Weekend Video Funnies

Watch 9-Year Old play tennis with "No Fear" vs. pros and Ben Stiller Read more
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Should Schools Teach Students How-to-Code + Lessons Beyond

More concerning is that if we can't portray what is taught in school as compelling, maybe it's not as relevant as we think. Read more
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Rocketship Education charter school founder on a new flight

"Rocketship Education founder John Danner leaves charter school to start online-learning company" Read more
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"An Amazing Time For Math In This Country"

High School Math Teacher Dan Meyer, gig At Google, riffs about Math - photo NOT Meyer(!) TED talk Read more
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The Most "Inarticulate Generation?"

2 Minute Video - Truth in Humor Read more
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The Math Salon

Play Games = Learning Math Video Read more
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Time to Change STEM to STEAM

Innovation: STEM enables it. But Art drives it. Read more
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Ten To-Do's for Young People to Consider

#1 - Build a "Personal Board of Directors" Read more
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Learning. Outside the box.

When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself. Must-Watch Quick Video. Read more
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"It's good to be curious about many things"

VIDEO - Steve Jobs and Mister Rogers have something in common Read more
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Note to Aaron Sorkin

Dig Deeper into Education Read more
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What's Missing in Education: The Entrepreneurial Edge?

Video Interview- Eric Ries, "The Lean Start-up," and Mark Suster: . . . numerous take-aways for educators, parents and students, covering topics such as the necessity of failure; Steve Jobs; what the next middle class will look like; getting out of our silos (one of my favorite topics); how software development is not just about creating another Facebook; and what's missing in education. Read more
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Teachers Share Their "Aha Moments"

"There was a time when I was a young teacher where I really thought my worth as a teacher was judged by how much I could cover and how much I could transmit to kids . . ." Read more
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A very viral Al Pacino riff

"Inches" Make the Difference. Inspiration for students, parents, educators - - - Read more
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TOP VIRAL VIDEO POKES "THE SYSTEM"

Funny and most illuminating. Sir Ken Robinson, one of education's rock stars, WILL transform your view of education. Read more
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The Chinese Curse. Is America Next?

"HIGH SCORES BUT LOW ABILITY"
Is America Leaving Behind What Asia Wants? : Controversial Book & Video Read more
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Is This The Best High School in America?

WATCH: How These Six Minutes May Change Your Idea of Innovative Education (dramatically). Phillips Exeter, Harvard Westlake & Lawrenceville may be taking notes from this charter school leading the next wave. Does your High School look anything like it? Read more
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Three Young Women Wow Crowd at TEDx

" . . .making my own opportunities when I didn't even know what I was doing." Read more
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A Connected Teacher: Priceless

Does This Look Like Your School Classroom? Read more
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Crossing the Math Chasm

Asking the Right Questions: So at one end we've got falling interest in education in math, and at the other end we've got a more mathematical world . . . teachers are also frustrated. Read more
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Are Girls Really Alright?

"The Morale of this Story? Embarrass Your Daughters"- Rachel Simmons Read more
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Does Education Need "A New Sheriff"? Elizabeth Warren

Gotta Watch Two Minute "Truth in Humor" Rap Viral Video: Elizabeth Warren Read more
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The Daily Riff's "Person of the Year" in Education 2009

Video - High Tech High with Larry Rosenstock - - 'the great liberal arts HS in disguise' Read more
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Magazines Don't Work. iPad Does. . . according to a 1-year old

Excerpt from The Atlantic Monthly: "The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives. [A] humble tribute to Steve Jobs, by the most important person: a baby." Not such a great thing . . . Read more
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"My screwed, coddled, self-absorbed, mocked, surprisingly resilient generation."

" . . we had a PC education - people tried to hide from us as long as possible that not everyone is equal we were told we all have a fair chance of making it that's just not so and we're starting to realize that . . ." Read more
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12 Angry Teachers

The Video By Teachers Depicting a Clever Debate About Teaching and Learning Read more
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College Drop-Out Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech: "Three Stories From My Life"

Followed His Curiosity & Intuition Which "Turned Out To Be Priceless Later On" VIDEO Read more
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"Mr. Cellophane" Invisible Kids: In the middle of the achievement gap

Because you can look right through me, walk right by me, and never even know I'm there Read more
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Think for yourself, your teacher might be wrong

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. Read more
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Facebook and education? Social media? Ask kids what they think.

The Southpark Episode A group of teens set me straight this week-end when I asked them about Facebook. Read more
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Teachers "Doing The Flip" To Help Students Become Learners

"The way we were taught is not necessarily the way we should be teaching students." - Stacey Roshan, High School Algebra Teacher, Bullis School, Montgomery County, Md. Read more
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Parents & the homework blues. Forget the flash cards . . .

"Be There. . . .Let's not forget the emotional connection between teacher and student." David Brooks and "The Social Animal." Read more
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What Do They Know? They're Just Students . . .

Dr. Alec Couros Says He's An Educator, But Has His "Open Doctrine" Gone Too Far? Video - Humor Read more
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How to Learn

"If we continue to look at education as if it's about coming to school to get the information and not about experiential learning, empowering student voice and embracing failure we are missing the mark . . . ." - Diana Laufenberg Read more
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Colbert takes on Renaissance man, James Franco

"Is his brain like a shark, and will die if he stops learning?" Read more
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3 Who Lead, Learn, and Think

3 Quick Videos. #1 Heidi Hayes Jacobs shares a leadership story when she goes head-to-head against a school principal and allows her ego to take precedence (we've all been there). Read more
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Why does this viral video about child-driven education make so many uncomfortable?

A Child Driven Education: Two Videos that may change the way you think about the ability for a child to learn and the role of technology in education. Two viral videos: Sugata Mitra Read more
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Sir Ken Robinson Changing the Education Paradigm - New Video

The geographic ADHD map is a hoot, while the over-arching message and smug thinking in certain academic/thought-leader/politico circles is not . . . Read more
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Learn Chinese & Become A Communist ?!

Socialism Studies With Jon Stewart on The Daily Show- PLUS CNN UPDATE 1/19/2011 Read more
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School of One: Is This What "Blended Learning" Looks Like?

When Technology & Education Collide - Every "One" Has a Story Read more
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President Obama: Isn't It Time To Listen To Students?

Student As Customer? Don't We Want Change That Works For The Student First? Read more
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The Battle for the Mind of the High School Student

UPDATE: Technology & the Teenage Brain Mash-up Read more
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James Paul Gee: How Kids Learn Through Video Games

So the next time you fret that your child is on a mindless video game (of course, depending which one), take a chill pill. It may not be as bad as you think. Recommended videos. Read more
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Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking in Symphony of Science

Hope schools and parents take advantage of the surreal Symphony of Science website which has the most amazing videos. . . Read more
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Bullying & the Brain: Tips for Parents

As parents, "our emotional brain wants to fix" the situation and often times we are counter-productive by not being calm in this very chaotic situation. The three steps to remember Read more
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"Pretty" Blown Away

Not just for parents of girls: Poetry Slam video Read more
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A Very Modern President: Music Spoof

Hilarious. . . H/t PBS tweet.  Video below:... Read more
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The Education Crisis: "The Daily Show" Version

Wish-We-Thought-of-ThatThe Daily Show Version of "Education Nation" and "Waiting for Superman"Video Below (Humor)An education news round-up that only Lewis Black on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show can do . . . Black takes no prisoners with NBC's special "Education Nation"... Read more
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Transforming School for Real Learning: The Video to Watch

Best education video of 2010? Brilliant TED talk by Chris Lehmann, principal of Science Leadership Academy -- a featured school in "Apple in Education" series takes on technology to meta-cognition to empowering students to the role of education. Check it out. Read more
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Can't You See It? Teachers For Technology. Now, Not Tomorrow.

What's Your School Doing About It? Lip Service or The Real Deal? One Of Our Favorite Videos Read more
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