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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_iconIan Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

14:46 Posted: Aug 2008

Views: 639,855 | Comments: 102

Play_iconNicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child, two years on

Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child, two years on

16:40 Posted: Jun 2008

Views: 310,795 | Comments: 40

Play_iconRobert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

18:19 Posted: May 2008

Views: 1,029,012 | Comments: 103

Play_iconAlisa Miller: The news about the news

Alisa Miller: The news about the news

04:29 Posted: May 2008

Views: 1,125,425 | Comments: 186

Play_iconHector Ruiz: The thinking behind 50x15

Hector Ruiz: The thinking behind 50x15

19:57 Posted: May 2008

Views: 247,101 | Comments: 29

Play_iconJohnny Lee: Free or cheap Wii Remote hacks

Johnny Lee: Free or cheap Wii Remote hacks

05:40 Posted: Apr 2008

Views: 5,042,420 | Comments: 255

Play_iconClifford Stoll: The call to learn

Clifford Stoll: The call to learn

17:57 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 1,974,724 | Comments: 243

Play_iconNeil Turok: My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

Neil Turok: My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

24:50 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 378,768 | Comments: 63

Play_iconDave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

25:35 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 1,124,992 | Comments: 212

Play_iconAlan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas

Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas

20:37 Posted: Mar 2008

Views: 640,972 | Comments: 57

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