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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_iconJohn Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game

John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game

19:50 Posted: Apr 2011

Views: 1,057,654 | Comments: 281

Play_iconAnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits

AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits

04:08 Posted: Apr 2011

Views: 651,730 | Comments: 83

Play_iconPatricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!

Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!

10:35 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 1,145,049 | Comments: 315

Play_iconDeb Roy: The birth of a word

Deb Roy: The birth of a word

19:52 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 1,927,585 | Comments: 343

Play_iconSalman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

20:27 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 3,424,321 | Comments: 496

Play_iconAli Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

12:30 Posted: Jan 2011

Views: 765,741 | Comments: 567

Play_botw_iconKen Robinson: Changing education paradigms

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

11:40 Posted: Dec 2010

Views: 1,465,252 | Comments: 432

Play_iconDiana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

10:05 Posted: Dec 2010

Views: 1,081,538 | Comments: 263

Play_iconConrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

17:19 Posted: Nov 2010

Views: 1,113,018 | Comments: 537

Play_iconChris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

18:53 Posted: Sep 2010

Views: 1,065,931 | Comments: 478

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