5 TED Talks for Educators
My 4th Annual Collection of TED Talks for Educators
When I shared 5 Ted Talks That Changed My Classroom four years ago, I had no idea it would be a popular enough post to turn it into a tradition. This year brings five talks that should be viewed by anyone who plays a role in education today. This collection pushes us to challenge the status quo, from the benefits of letting second-graders use power tools, to what makes Firefox and Chrome users outperform Internet Explorer and Safari Users.
Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do
– Gever Tulley
This funny talk by the founder of the Tinkering School raises some great questions along with a few eyebrows. I won’t spoil the five things for you – have a look.
High School Training Ground
– Malcolm London
Some of the most powerful words delivered in any TED Talk, all in under 2 1/2 minutes. From dogmatic homework policies to grading systems that reward compliance I’m afraid this is an accurate reflection for too many students in too many schools.
Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers
– Conrad Wolfram
A critical look at our severely outdated approach to teaching math. Wolfram not only destroys arguments that defend the status-quo, he also offers ideas on how to revolutionize math education.
The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers
– Adam Grant
- Learn what can be predicted about your job performance based on the internet browser you use. Most important, see why you should embrace bad ideas, procrastination, and failure if you want to boost creativity.
When We Design for Disability, We All Benefit
– Elise Roy
How to design a better world for all by coupling the unique experiences of people with disabilities with the process of design thinking. I couldn’t stop thinking about the implications of using this approach when designing learning experiences, and the tremendous benefit to all learners.
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