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Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education.



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Stephen Ritz, Founder of Green Bronx Machine, and Peter Findler, history teacher at Washington's Latin Public High School, tell their story of a first meeting at Big Ideas Fest 2012 that led to Stephen's fourth- and fifth-graders traveling to Washington DC to teach indoor urban farming at Peter's Washington Latin Public High School. Since then, Stephen invited Peter to join him on an upcoming trip to the White House and Green Bronx Machine opportunities continue. As Stephen says, "it all...
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 speaker Sal Khan, Khan Academy. Khan explains his model of students working at their own pace in a virtual environment and teachers having time to facilitate creative learning projects. www.bigideasfest.org
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BIFnik Katina Papson-Rigby answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Katina is passionate about promoting 21st century skills in learners. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Big Ideas Fest, there was an open fishbowl-style conversation on designing incentives and awards for education innovation. Participants shared ideas such as having students design their own schools and awards for communities that work directly with schools. The conversation, in its entirety, is also available. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENKmWuzcnq8 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation, Maya Enista Smith shares the benefits of making kindness cool, validating emotions of young people around the world and eliminating the stigma around mental health. Maya Smith has over a decade of experience in the youth empowerment, civic engagement, and community development fields. Maya proudly serves as the first Executive Director of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation which works to support the wellness of young people and empower them to...
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With a modest goal to provide needed math tutoring to his cousin across the country, Sal Khan began creating simple, intimate, video tutorials and posting them on YouTube. Soon, his videos reached far beyond his family and the Khan Academy was born. This completely free online learning platform exemplifies the power of self-paced online learning, free of the pressure of a face-to-face instruction, and begs the question, Why isn't everyone doing this? http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative...
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BIFnik Eddie Andreo answers the question "What was your favorite moment at Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Eddie says the Action Collab experience is what brings him back year after year. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Former middle school science teacher, Christopher Rush, knew that students weren't getting what they needed from school, so he and his colleagues developed a learning algorithm to test students and find what they need, how they need it, and when they need it. By using technology to free up the teachers, and using a combination of group learning, one-on-one learning, and online tutoring programs, each student in School of One now learns what they need, when they need it and in the manner that...
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Steve Good, Executive Director of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Five Keys Charter Schools, provides an inside glimpse of the the first charter school in the nation to operate inside a county jail. Five Keys now has several schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles County jails, and thirty community satellite campuses. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Mo Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University, discusses historical elements that have had greatest impact on our higher education system, and how information technology, data sciences, and online education will transform the way that higher education institutions serve students and do business. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Matt gives everyone pointers on how to do his signature dance to gear up for the group photo. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education Opening Remarks License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, recognizes that expanding computer science education requires first dispelling common myths. Through a wildly popular free online curriculum, school district partnerships, teacher education, and public policy advocacy, Code.org has had a key role in the vast expansion of public computer science education, bringing computer science to children of all socio-economic groups around the world. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit...
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Setting out to make all knowledge accessible to everyone via the internet, Brewster Kahle founded Internet Archive. At a cost of only ten cents per page, Kahle has not only achieved the digitalization of the world's books; he also started Book Mobile, a traveling library that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to print their own books. He continues to work to capture all the knowledge that has ever been published, including books, music, and video, in this completely digital...
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We should be preparing kids for life in the 21st century," emphasizes Ali Partovi of Code.org. "And in the 21st century, some knowledge of computer programming is necessary no matter what you want to do when you grow up." This talk outlines an effort to change the mindsets and laws which have relegated computer science to an elective. To that end, Code.org rallies tech giants and celebrities, in videos and in international programs that reframe computer science as an exciting,...
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Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2016 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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In her position as Education Program Director of The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Barbara Chow works behind the scenes to set the stage for successful learning by identifying opportunities for creating innovation and change through policy. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Ainsley Lamberton answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Ainsley said the Fest has been a really enriching experience and has pushed her harder than any education conference she's been to before. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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ISKME's Action Collabs™ are dynamic workshops that use the design-thinking framework to innovate new ideas with actionable next steps. This Action Collab group presentation explains "Out of the Box, Into the Community," an answer to the question "How might we enable communities and learners of all ages to share passions and experiences with one another?" A simple box, filled with items of importance to students and of relevance to experts, creates a dynamic, flexible...
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Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2016 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Interested in the connection between multiplayer online games and learning, Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, started an after-school program for high school boys who do well in gaming, but don't do so well in school. She found that the ability to choose the topic of their reading material was directly related to the grade level at which students were able to read. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The Edgeless Learning Exchange is an online open community connecting learners everywhere. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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South San Francisco High School students, Ashly Nand and Cesar Gomez, talk about how the AVID program and Roadtrip Nation have helped to empower, teach, and guide them. Ashly points out that if students were given more opportunities to express their creativity—more opportunities try things and fail, they could use their failures to grow and, ultimately, to succeed. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Informed by his own traumatic life experience, Navarro founded Academy for College Excellence, with a curriculum based on Purpose, Discipline, Collaborative Leadership Skills, and Academics to empower disconnected young adults, who have faced big challenges, find success in college and in their lives. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Tony Brown tells us how HOLA overcame institutional and family barriers to welcome large populations of underprivileged youth into its rich, diverse extracurricular afterschool program, inspiring and nurturing children with wide-reaching support and helping them to break the cycle of generational poverty. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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A BIFnik talks about the incredible synergy at Big Ideas Fest 2012, connecting the dots. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Dale Dougherty, Make Magazine and Maker Faire, kicks off Action Collab 3: Prototype. He shares Maker Faire inspiration as he encourages participants to rapidly write their untested ideas on index cards and pass them around the audience. Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, including founding O'Reilly Media, Inc. with Tim O'Reilly. He was...
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Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of Maryland University College, explains how her institution—dedicated entirely to adult learners—has become committed to personalizing the education process to each student. Through predictive modeling, determining risk profiles and developing interventions, UMUC has managed to target where individual students need help and how to best help them. The result? A rising completion rate and thousands more students...
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Nathaniel Manning, Director of Business and Strategy at Ushahidi, describes how they build open source software for making sense of data. In addition to software, Ushahidi has also built the iHub, the nerve center of Kenya’s tech community, and the BRCK, a redesign of connectivity for the developing world. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Storytelling Panel: BIF Bump All-Stars Maya Enista Smith, Shiza Shahid, Erin McKean Smith, Shahid, and McKean, BIF alumni, reflect on the evolution of their work in the time since their last BIF visit. For McKean, this means further developing the dictionary website Wordnik, currently the largest semantic resource in the world. For Shahid, this means furthering her non-profit work, including mentoring Malala Yousafzai, who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And for Maya, it includes working...
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Highlights from The Big Idea Fest 2009 http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, stresses the importance of creating the conditions for participatory learning, including the adoption of evolved digital-age teaching, in order to widen access, equity and opportunity. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 participant Michael Hatcher, West Oakland Middle School. Hatcher shares his belief for education to be a natural right www.bigideasfest.org
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Teacher at Science Leadership Academy, Joshua Block shares his experiences centered around encouraging students to creatively explore and express ideas through multiple modalities to transform their learning experience. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, Student Voice, Changing the grammar of school
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Eda Roth, Actress and Communications Consultant, kicks off Action Collab 4: Scale and Spread. She encourages the audience to let go of just being in their heads, discover things from a different place, and collaborate with other people in a different way. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Dr. Erik Duval, Professor of Computer Science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven used the music genome project to develop the Cry-Pod, an mp3 player that reads your body's emotions and plays music based on those emotions. From this he learned that if you are able to create in abundance and fail, you can learn why you fail and that's when innovation happens. So he set out to apply this premise to education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stephen Ritz tells us how he ended up at Big Ideas Fest 2012 and dispenses some great rallying cries.
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Angela Jackson, award winning social entrepreneur and founder of Global Language Project, describes the driving force behind her non-profit that provides language teaching for elementary school children in public schools. Angela has changed the trajectory of hundreds of young lives empowering them with valuable knowledge of a second language to prepare them for higher education scholarship opportunities and to compete in a global workforce. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Take a seat at the table with an inclusive panel as they reveal some of the barriers of innovation in Education, moderated by Lisa Petrides, CEO ISKME: -- Barbara Illowsky, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Foothill-De Anza Community College District -- Tamir D. Harper, Co-Founder, UrbEd Inc -- Sara Layton, English Language Arts Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy -- Nicole Tucker Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Lessoncast -- Ayomi Wolf, Student, Woodrow Wilson High School Recorded at ISKME's...
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Kiff Gallagher explains how his organization MusicianCorps, a musical peace corps, works as an "operating system" for a field of fragmented artists, and seeks to invoke civil and social good by creating the conditions for learning to happen. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Susan Morosoli answers the question How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA"
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Get a glimpse inside ISKME's Big Ideas Fest 2010. Speakers, participants, Action Collabs, Roadtrip Nation, CrossPulse, and more. Created by: Big Ideas Fest 2010 Participant Patricia McLaughlin www.bigideasfest.org License: CC BY NC
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With higher education no longer the primary source of knowledge, and its traditions at odds with current realities, Greg Anderson tells educators we must adapt or die. Dean of Morgridge College of Education at University of Denver, Anderson offers five problems with the educational system and three fundamental obstacles we need to overcome to remain relevant. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Loree Ann Burroughs answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Loree Ann has been inspired by her Big Ideas Fest experience and will bring that sense of inspiration back to her classroom. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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In 1999, Dr. Sugatra Mitra placed a computer into a hole in the wall of an urban slum in New Delhi India and watched with a hidden camera to see how children of the slum interacted with this foreign device. His "Hole in the Wall" project, along with subsequent studies, demonstrates that even in the absence of direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. http://bigideasfest.org License:...
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Executive Director, Mastery Transcript Consortium, Stacy Caldwell focuses on reinventing how students prepare for college, career and life by creating a transcript that reflects the unique skills, strengths and interests of each student. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0 Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Virajita Singh answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Virajita's interest in design thinking brought her to the Fest. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Given the Design Challenge "How to create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education," Action Collab 5 created Got Your Back. Got Your Back is a multi-tiered program for keeping students in school. The Dropout Concierge supports students' education goals and the Got Your Back logo on workplace windows indicate opportunities to keep students engaged. Typing Got Your Back into cell phones also provides support and resources. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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Chief Executive at Futurelab, Stephen Breslin, explains how involving schoolchildren in the conception and design of an interactive fountain, and asking teachers to step back and allow the children control of the project, unlocked the children's "untapped potential" and made the outcomes more beneficial for all. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Emily Church, Prize Manager, announces the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source scalable software solutions that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within the 18 month competition field-testing period. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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BIFnik Erin Knepler answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Erin was inspired by the Rapid Fire speakers, especially Nirvan Mullick's presentation at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Taking advantage of the inspiration in “Why Not” moments, Sanderlin has established a vast array of partnerships that provide her low-income Compton scholars with everything from daily arts programs to etiquette training. She shares her methods for designing and establishing these mutually beneficial partnerships that offer invaluable opportunities for students. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Improv guru Chris Miller shares the five tenets of improv that we use to support collaboration during the Action Collabs at Big Ideas Fest http://bigideasfest.org/
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Khalid Smith, Education Leader at Startup Weekend, talks about the process of uniting educators with designers and entrepreneurs and -- occupied with the problems of EdTech -- using design challenges to understand a problem deeply, create solutions, and then use technology to scale. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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The body shapes the way we think, says PJ Hirabayashi, who discovered, through Taiko drumming, a voice for self expression and a powerful channel for energy. In this talk, Hirabayashi outlines TaikoPeace—a movement dedicated to helping others unleash creativity and awaken their own true voice in “disruptive and powerful ways.” Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Matt Harding, Creator of Where the Hell is Matt, LLC, charts the growth of an off-handed silly dance film clip -- to a global, corporately-funded viral video -- and finally into the present-day blossoming of his big idea: dancing in the style of local communities to illustrate a world without fear. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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David Calkins started a small robot competition for any age and found that ROBOlympics had the ability to change the lives its contestants. Calkins believes that a spirit of competition and collaborative "cross-pollination" will enhance education and help students' curiosity to grow and unfold. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Digital media artist, Ameera (A.E. Godwin) describes these images as a fusion of face and sketch, a shared exercise in “being seen”, revealing qualities or ourselves that others might not typically see. This collaborative art project was a culmination of the Big Ideas Fest 2018 opening session centered on an experiential activity in revealing aspects of our authentic selves, facilitated by Ashanti Branch and the Ever Forward Club (everforwardclub.org). Ashanti Branch speaks about young...
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Academic artist Enrique Legaspi grew up singing, skateboarding, and creating. As a teacher, one day he realized, "I'm doing everything I can, I'm staying up late, but I'm producing the same results. What's going on?" Now that he's begun to modify and adapt his teaching to his students' interests, Enrique's students are creating, curating and sharing their work using video and social media -- and it's made all the difference. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Hear key reflections on impact from participants of Big Ideas Fest 2015. ISKME's annual Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education. Creative doers and thinkers from diverse levels of education gather to learn from and share with each other. Breaking down silos and empowering champions, Big Ideas Fest places learning at the front and center of all that we do. The participants are inspirational. The...
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Design Challenge: How might we achieve universal competency in basic literacy and math skills? The DIY Toolkit prototype is a library of videos demonstrating kinesthetic exercises for classrooms. Videos are teacher developed, selected, and rated. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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esign Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The Pandora4Learning prototype is an online platform that matches learners' passions and educational with open educational resources. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The iLEAP prototype is a customizable assessment tool for individually led educational assessment. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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President of Viewpoints Research Institute, Alan Kay, articulates the differences between big ideas and powerful ideas. Taking a look through history, Kay theorizes that a big idea is just an idea, but a powerful idea is a big idea that someone acted upon. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Co-founder of NeXtAdvisors, Deborah Quazzo, tells the story of 'Mr. Sun' who changed the dynamic of public education of South Korea by starting Mega Study, an online, low-cost public school where power is in the hands of consumers and teachers have rock star-status. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The All Learner Interactive Experience (ALIE) prototype is a platform that connects experiences in the arts to open educational resources and other people. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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ISKME's Action Collabs™ are dynamic workshops that use the design-thinking framework to innovate new ideas with actionable next steps. This Action Collab group presentation on "Data Diver Dots" explains a downloadable widget tool that unites practitioners with personal, relevant info, using a "data diver" to troll for current research that can best inform educational practice.
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Student Divy Kumar talks about his experience so far at at Big Ideas Fest 2009. Interview by Linda Jacobson. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Julia De La Torres from the International School of the Americas talks about what's so fascinating about the interactive process at Big Ideas. Interview by Linda Jacobson. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Hear creative doers and thinkers in education reflect on the impact of participating in ISKME’s annual Big Ideas Fest (bigideasfest.org)—a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education. Breaking down silos and empowering champions, Big Ideas Fest places learning front and center. The participants are inspirational. The work is dynamic. And the results are revolutionary. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The iGPS prototype is a token system for students to award each other based on citizenship. Tokens are awarded in relation to soft skills exhibited in relation to goals, projects, and skills. Tokens are collected and exchanged for currency to contribute to a community service project. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Participant POV of the helicopter capturing the aerial group photo for Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Howard Levin, Director of Educational Innovation and Information Services at Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, describes why he continues to bring a group of his colleagues to Big Ideas Fest each year. He touches on the benefits that the design thinking process has had among his colleagues as well as in their classrooms. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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