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Best Education-Related Videos of 2013

Best Education-Related Videos of 2013 | In the News |
I love end of year "best of" lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2013. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 25, 2013 9:15 PM

Jackie Gerstein has put together 12 videos that she found the most powerful in 2013. Each video is embedded in the post and she also provides her favorite quote from each video. Consider finding time each day to watch one and you may find yourself inspired in new ways.

* Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs A Champion - if you have not had the opportunity to watch this find the 7+ minutes to do so.

* Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

* Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

* Malala Yousafzai United Nations Speech 2013

* Hackschooling makes me happy

* If students designed their own schools…

* “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful

* TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data

* Middle school football players execute life-changing play

* I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate

* A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

* Landfill Harmonic Amazing and Inspirational

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 5:37 PM

I believe it speaks for itself.

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | In the News |

Professor Larry Cuban:


With all of the above occurring, one would think that by 2024, age-graded schools and the familiar teaching and learning that occurs today in K-12 and universities  would have exited the rear door.

I do not think so. Getting access to powerful electronic devices for all students and teachers is surely a victory for those who believe in better technologies solving teaching and learning problems. But access does not guarantee use, especially the kind of use that vendors and ardent technophiles seek.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:04 AM

Tech in education - enhancement not destruction, just my not-so-humble opinion.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 26, 2013 1:34 PM

Better technology to solve learning and teaching problems is a great thought but should not be seen as the bottom line. Identifying the problems accurately so they can be focussed  on with purpose, practicing to put into the long term memory, motivating  and rewarding the student...have to be in the  mix too, not to mention self discipline and good mental and physical health. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 26, 2013 2:58 PM

"None of these incremental changes herald the disappearance of K-12 age-graded public schools or the dominant patterns of teacher-centered instruction. What these gradual changes will translate into is an array of options for teaching and learning available to both teachers and students."


This is particularly disconcerting. Without a shift away from the way we have always done things, will education really meet the demands of th 21st Century?

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Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale!

Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale! | In the News |

iPad deployment includes all of the steps between buying an iPad and beginning to use the device. For an individual’s personal iPad, this is often a very fast and easy process lasting no longer than five minutes: You just open the box, turn it on, download the apps you want on your device, and go. But for a school, or district, with potentially hundreds of iPads–each one requiring a specialized list of apps that need to be purchased before protecting the devices with a case and sending them out to classrooms. As an administrator or teacher, there are a few things you will need to know before you deploy your iPads

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Dee KC's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:03 AM

Please please read this before spending your money...make sure you have planned for the time and cost of implementing the devices themselves.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:28 AM

May need this one day!