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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_iconAnnie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born

16:46 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 1,159,054 | Comments: 196

Play_iconDamon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

03:50 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 774,084 | Comments: 153

Play_botw_iconGabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

16:41 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 362,880 | Comments: 225

Play_iconThomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

04:40 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 1,980,111 | Comments: 237

Play_iconBunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

19:07 Posted: Oct 2011

Views: 3,305,689 | Comments: 362

Play_iconAlison Gopnik: What do babies think?

Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?

18:29 Posted: Oct 2011

Views: 1,799,875 | Comments: 202

Play_iconGeoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

06:16 Posted: Sep 2011

Views: 535,275 | Comments: 150

Play_iconSimon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted

Simon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted

22:17 Posted: Jul 2011

Views: 608,461 | Comments: 206

Play_iconMatt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

03:27 Posted: Jul 2011

Views: 5,315,189 | Comments: 603

Play_iconArvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

15:30 Posted: Apr 2011

Views: 990,584 | Comments: 107

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