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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_iconRoy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

Roy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

06:42 Posted: Feb 2008

Views: 738,027 | Comments: 70

Play_iconBen Dunlap: The life-long learner

Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner

19:08 Posted: Jan 2008

Views: 1,312,726 | Comments: 179

Play_iconBill Strickland: Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope

Bill Strickland: Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope

35:28 Posted: Jan 2008

Views: 483,979 | Comments: 92

Play_iconGever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

09:18 Posted: Dec 2007

Views: 3,065,646 | Comments: 391

Play_iconArthur Benjamin: A performance of "Mathemagic"

Arthur Benjamin: A performance of "Mathemagic"

15:14 Posted: Dec 2007

Views: 6,500,547 | Comments: 526

Play_iconRon Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs

Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs

16:57 Posted: Nov 2007

Views: 1,070,054 | Comments: 175

Play_iconErin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

15:50 Posted: Aug 2007

Views: 678,202 | Comments: 138

Play_iconPatrick Awuah: How to educate leaders? Liberal arts

Patrick Awuah: How to educate leaders? Liberal arts

17:31 Posted: Aug 2007

Views: 782,480 | Comments: 142

Play_iconDean Kamen: To invent is to give

Dean Kamen: To invent is to give

20:07 Posted: Apr 2007

Views: 529,377 | Comments: 116

Play_iconSusan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos

17:25 Posted: Apr 2007

Views: 1,704,518 | Comments: 314

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