Ramsey Musallam, a high school chemistry teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area, has been creatively using digital tools in his classroom for several years as a way to drive students to deeper inquiry. In a recent TED talk, Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.
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"Your brain likes other brains." @du4com #TEDxmke
Outsourcing our brains is the next big step into the networked future.
“Given the over-saturation of images, what is your visual breaking point?”
We feel history. We shouldn’t be focused on knowing, but instead feeling history. Teaching empathy.
Jim McCarthy #TEDxmke
Jim McCarthy: “What’s the point of a computer if you can’t make art? If you can’t amplify your presence…” #TEDxmke
Reggie Baylor: “Everything man makes start with a line.” The possibilities are infinite #tedxmke
Time to start #TEDxmke
Vault of knowledge waiting to be opened at #TEDxmke
W00T! 30 minutes away from #TEDxHarambee
RIP Roger Ebert
Video: Remaking My Voice, via TED.
In the TEDx Denver Teachers talk above, Lichtman says he discovered that instead of focusing on a rigid set of so-called 21st century skills, what educators actually need to do is “teach into the unknown" because none of us know what the future looks like.
"Innovation in education is not that hard. It is a sum.”
generosity + gratitude + inspiration = innovation
Why We Need Teachers
I know this video is subtitled. I know it’s long by Internet standards at a whopping 15 minutes. And I know that (based on a fact shared in the video) only 9% of you who start playing it will still be watching after five minutes.
But this is hands-down the best defense of teaching I’ve seen all year. I was amazed at how the time melted away while I watched.
This guy gets it.
Gustavo Reis no TEDxUnisinos 2012 (by TEDxTalks)
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.