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Potential Solutions to Unequal Opportunities in Higher Education 

Unmasking the myth of traditional education as the great equalizer, this video examines the lives of two students living just 45 miles apart in Massachusetts. Both are at the top of their class and are motivated to excel in school. One attended an excellent high school with high quality teachers and state of the art …

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Using Technology to Teach the World About Film 

Ghetto Film School (GFS), a nonprofit based in the South Bronx, is taking full advantage of the internet to offer film classes across the globe. Through Google+ Hangouts, GFS is experimenting with ways to scale its MasterClass, a highly acclaimed educational model that connects successful professionals with aspiring young filmmakers. Moved by the story of …

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Khan Innovates the Classroom 

How do you take a largely popular online learning resource and translate it to an in-person experience? That is the exact question that Sal Khan, founder of the eponymous online academy, is seeking to answer with his "Discovery Lab" summer camp. Something that Khan and his camp counselors/teachers wanted to avoid was to have kids …

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Techno Music Remixed 

Music and technology are both universally understood; that is, you needn't speak a common language in order to understand what a song is about or how to use a piece of technology (if it's well made!). In this way, it makes sense that one could be used to teach the other. Technology has made quick …

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Looking into the future with AR glasses 

Glasses make you look smart, but augmented reality lenses may actually make you smarter. Sure, the exact glasses in the vialogue above may not yet exist outside of the filmmaker's imagination, but they open the door to the world of wonderment and whimsy surrounding such technology. Not since Geordi la Forge's VISOR have …

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Inquire, Inspire, Aspire: The New Approach to Math Ed 

What do you get when you combine huge projected images of animated shapes, choose-your-own-adventure type learning, and giant bean bag chairs? One heck of a classroom, that's what! In this video, Professor of Math Education, Jo Boaler, welcomes a class of high school students to the University of Sussex and invites them to do math …

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In a video jam-packed with facts, ConceptuaMath argues that America is facing a STEM crisis. To add to that, elementary and middle school students are failing "the most important STEM subject": math. Part of the reason is due to the overwhelming unpopularity of the subject. More kids would rather eat broccoli than do math homework. …

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The Latest Buzzword in Ed? 

The term "blended learning" has been popping up quite frequently which has caused some to wonder whether it's a fleeting trend or if it's here to stay. This is the question tackled by Ramsey Musallam, science teacher and host of the Infinite Thinking Machine's web series on YouTube. Blended learning is a mix of online …

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“Why I Flipped My Classroom” 

Ever feel like the traditional classroom just doesn't make sense? Katie Gimbar definitely has. Previously, this math teacher had spent 90% of her class time introducing new content to her students, which allowed very little time to practice applying it. Just as perplexing, the set up of her traditional classroom meant that she had to …

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Big Hopes for Big Data 

Jose Ferreira has been one of the loudest voices in support of data mining in education. That's because his company, Knewton, is leading the way in personalized learning. The data Knewton collects from individual students is much more revealing than the results from traditional tests and quizzes. The data can tell students exactly when and …

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Visual math says it all without any words at all 

"How do you help a little penguin cross a screen?" asks Dr. Matthew Peterson, co-founder of the MIND Research Institute. The answer is the premise behind their remarkable software program: with lots of math and absolutely no words. As Dr. Peterson explains in his talk, the software developed at the MIND Research Institute caters to …

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Sir Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms 

For all you visual learners out there, check out this animated talk by Sir Ken Robinson on educational paradigms! According to Robinson, every country on the planet is working on reforming its public education system in order to more effectively educate its students. Unfortunately, we are trying to meet the needs of tomorrow's learners using …

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