21st Century Education Documentary Film Series
TED Talks - TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
The World is Flat 3.0 @ MIT by Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times Foreign Affairs Columnist. It speaks to the global economic playing field and how Americans are not ready.
Technology Integration Matrix - The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a foundation for professional development for technology integration and a common vocabulary for talking about effective uses of technology in teaching and learning.
Here's the full talk "Changing Education Paradigms" - Ken Robinson
A short intro to the Studio School: Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.” (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 6:16.)
A parent of two middle school-aged children, Will Richardson has been blogging about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at Weblogg-ed.com. He is a former public school educator for 22 years, and is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, a unique long-term, job-embedded professional development program that has mentored over 3,500 teachers worldwide in the last four years.
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
In 2002, the state of Maine equipped every middle-school student with a computer. Today the man who launched the program underscores the importance of supporting technology initiatives with teacher development.
Tom Wujec - 3 Ways the Brain Creates Meaning - Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?