There is so much amazing, free content being put online by some of the best minds in education and technology. Sites such as YouTube and Vimeo host more video content than is imaginable and there is lot more there than just cute cat videos.
Here is a short-list of six seminars and presentations to excite, enthuse and inspire your teaching community.
Sugata Mitra Shows How Kids Teach Themselves
Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?
Schools Kill Creativity – Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.[clear]
Google Tech Talk – Fun is the Future: Mastering Gamification
This video is a little longer at just over 59 minutes, but is absolutely worth every second. A very funny Gabe Zicherman (thought leader in Gamification) presents on how to gamify user experience and make unpleasant tasks fun.[clear]
Salman Khan Talk At TED 2011
Another of the extremely successful TED talks, Salman Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy talks about his vision of the future of education. Look out for a guest appearance from Bill Gates (a huge fan of Khan) towards the end of the presentation.[clear]
The Future of the Book
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. Released a year ago, it is interesting to see how the concept books are no longer that far from reality.[clear]
GOOD Contest: Tell Your Education Story
Presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this video was created to encourage people to share their non-traditional student stories to inspire students to a college education.
Let us know your thoughts and even better share the education videos that inspire you?
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