TED Talks Education show

TED Talks Education

Summary: What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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 Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:22:52

Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.

 David Hoffman: Sputnik mania | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:50

Filmmaker David Hoffman shares footage from his feature-length documentary Sputnik Mania, which shows how the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957 led to both the space race and the arms race -- and jump-started science and math education around the world.

 Clifford Stoll: The call to learn | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:57

Clifford Stoll captivates his audience with a wildly energetic sprinkling of anecdotes, observations, asides -- and even a science experiment. After all, by his own definition, he's a scientist: "Once I do something, I want to do something else."

 Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:25:35

Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open

 Roy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:42

Educator Roy Gould and researcher Curtis Wong show a sneak preview of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, which compiles images from telescopes and satellites to build a comprehensive, interactive view of our universe.

 Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:25

What if human consciousness isn't the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn's clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant's-eye view.

 Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:08

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

 Bill Strickland: Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:35:28

Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.

 Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:56

Lawrence Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

 Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:50

Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation.

 Patrick Awuah: How to educate leaders? Liberal arts | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:31

Patrick Awuah makes the case that a liberal arts education is critical to forming true leaders.

 David Bolinsky: Visualizing the wonder of a living cell | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:45

Medical animator David Bolinsky presents 3 minutes of stunning animation that show the bustling life inside a cell.

 Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:01

In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.

 Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:22:56

Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.

 Richard Baraniuk: The birth of the open-source learning revolution | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:34

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.


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