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How We Learn

Teachers of all kinds can find fresh resources -- and inspiration -- in this batch of TEDTalks. Some talks may shake your worldview: Sir Ken Robinson questions the very basis of our education system, while Erin McKean does the same for our most sacred of reference books, the dictionary. Others (like Dave Eggers) celebrate the extraordinary power of teachers and schools -- and share ways you can help them.

Look here for pointers to amazing classroom tools and techniques. Alan Kay shares some software tools that help kids "get" math and science instead of just memorizing facts, while Richard Baraniuk points to his online repository of open-source and free textbooks.

Educators, we'd love to hear how you're using TEDTalks in your own classrooms! Share your ideas and tips in the forum at right, or email contact (at) ted (dot) com.

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Play_iconBeau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

15:25 Posted: Oct 2012

Views: 919,675 | Comments: 114

Play_iconShimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

16:25 Posted: Oct 2012

Views: 832,513 | Comments: 90

Play_iconDaphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

20:40 Posted: Aug 2012

Views: 1,707,667 | Comments: 444

Play_iconRives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game

Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game

10:46 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 597,057 | Comments: 82

Play_iconE.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists

E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists

14:56 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 760,554 | Comments: 142

Play_iconPeter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

06:11 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 851,235 | Comments: 94

Play_iconBeeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film

Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film

13:12 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 493,223 | Comments: 66

Play_iconBrenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

09:23 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 378,750 | Comments: 128

Play_botw_iconJeffrey Kluger: The sibling bond

Jeffrey Kluger: The sibling bond

21:08 Posted: Feb 2012

Views: 259,377 | Comments: 84

Play_iconShilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming

Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming

07:36 Posted: Feb 2012

Views: 506,521 | Comments: 177

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