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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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George Lakoff, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley, emphasizes that the bridge between existing knowledge and new ideas is imagination. In this talk, he stresses the importance of educators incorporating the arts into educational curriculum, in order to nurture creative thinking. 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 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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Deepa takes her camera around the conference and interviews some of the participants and staff. This will just give you a taste of the engaging fun and fascinating ideas in action here! 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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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The WeLearn prototype is a web and mobile platform that matches learners' interests and needs with open educational resources. The platform facilitates lifelong learning through meeting the needs of all learners, regardless of age, context, or learning setting. 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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Wanting to make her beloved dictionaries more interesting, responsive and relevant, Erin McKean co-founded Wordnik.com, an interactive dictionary that employs a Read, Write, Make model and has transformed the dictionary into a kind of social gathering place. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stanford University professor, Dr. Myra Strober, explains "interdisciplinarity," a nexus between two bodies of knowledge to get one result. Dr. Strober believes that although "interdisciplinarity" is not a silver bullet, less specialization will inspire needed innovation and creativity and help to drive educational reform. http://bigideasfest.org 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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Witness the organized chaos and collaborative power of the group photo creation process at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President of Say Yes to Education, Inc., talks about creating structures that allow for educational innovations to be scaled at the community level -- helping to rebuild communities, revive cities and improve schools that have "stopped settling for less than what kids are capable of doing." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Kaycee Eckardt teaches reading to high school students in New Orleans' 9th Ward. Her goal, to equip all scholars for world-changing pursuits, requires taking a chance on innovative teaching, prototyping and piloting new ideas. "To pause, or to hesitate, or to forget to innovate because of fear, that's the only moment that we will fail." License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Shiza Shahid, Co-founder and CEO of Malala Fund, shares the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who became an advocate for girls' education in the face of adversity. Together, Shiza and Malala have created a movement for access to education, cultivating a cadre of global leaders and working to redefine the meaning of school and learning. Shiza reminds us that girls matter -- and that educating young people worldwide is the most effective way to both address inequality and to foster...
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Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education Opening Remarks http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Colorful highlights from Big Ideas Fest 2012 featuring Action Collab group 2.
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In her final semester as a business major, Jade Trinh was uninspired by the obvious career paths open to her. In her 2011 BIF Talk, Trinh recounts her story of stumbling into an entrepreneurship course that revealed an unexpected and exciting new path. She argues that students crave the kinds of real-world, experiential learning environments she was fortunate enough to encounter and urges that experiences like hers should not be the exception, but the rule. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Independent Consultant Tania Gutierrez discusses the conflict between standards and creativity that participants are grappling with at Big Ideas Fest. Interview by Linda Jacobson. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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BIFnik Sharon Olken answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Sharon is very interested in moving education forward in innovative ways. 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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In 2007, Lee LeFever and his wife had a vision. With the advent of YouTube they saw an opportunity to take their talent for explaining complex things in simple language and create videos that explain complex things in about three minutes. When their first video, "RSS in Plain English," went viral overnight, they realized they were onto something and set out to mindfully scale and spread their passion for learning. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Barry Scott answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Barry is passionate about learners as makers. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Chris Miller, LifePlays, kicks off Action Collab 1: Identifying Opportunities. He introduces the concept of improv and demonstrates how fun and dynamic improv is at bringing people to new ideas. Big Ideas Fest participants engage in improv activities throughout Action Collabs. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Founder of the Ever Forward Club and school principal by day, Ashanti Branch describes how he prototyped and grew a program into an organization. Drawing from his own needs as a youth, he developed a groundbreaking “emotional tool box” for African American and Latino young men to learn to trust and persevere, face their fears, and bring confidence and empathy into their lives in order to achieve their true potential. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit...
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 speaker Christopher Rush, School of One. Rush talks about the importance of personalized instruction in education. www.bigideasfest.org
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities that reinforce the value of arts in education? ArtV is a mobile studio that brings communities together to engage in creative expression in a sustainable way. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we create educational offerings for adults who want to improve their employment opportunities? Triad is community-driven advising and mentoring for adult learners. 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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Highlights from The Big Idea Fest 2009 http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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Design Challenge: How might we create ways to assess learning geared to making tangible progress toward meaningful goals? The Reward Assessment Rubric Wizard prototype integrates teacher, student, and coach for student success. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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ISKME's Director of Training and Design, Samantha Wayne invites you to design solutions to challenges in education with our Action Collabs at Big Ideas Fest http://bigideasfest.org/
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Design Challenge: How might we leverage open (content, data, and research) to transform teaching and learning? The WeLearn prototype is a web and mobile platform that matches learners' interests and needs with open educational resources. The platform facilitates lifelong learning through meeting the needs of all learners, regardless of age, context, or learning setting. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine, talks about seeding change in the Bronx and beyond, by teaching his students and the wider community how to grow food, build sustainably, participate in the green economy, and transform mindsets and landscapes in the inner city. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Action Collabs are facilitated workshops that use design-thinking to engage in a dynamic and creative process focused on solutions. Action Collabs spark innovation and breathe new life into challenges at all levels of education. Participants engage in a dynamic and creative process that takes them from brainstorming to prototyping to, ultimately, creating new and viable solutions. At Big Ideas Fest, Action Collabs are facilitated in small-groups made of a diverse mix of education stakeholders....
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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 outlines "Bonfire," a series of micro events where attendees at face-to-face gatherings unite the best of oral tradition and the best of the digital age, by explaining the spark that ignited their passion, documenting theses stories via video, and then using the Internet to stay connected with those they meet.
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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 speaker and participant Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University. Mitra encourages teachers to educate by asking students more questions. www.bigideasfest.org
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Design 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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At the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, this engineering professor and her team demonstrate that science or engineering lessons can be found in almost anything -- and a sense of play can make those lessons accessible and incite young minds. 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. In this presentation, a group composed of students and educators outlines their idea for a passport connecting local businesses with students, to facilitate standards-aligned learning in a way that is less prescriptive than traditional education—and more fun.
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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 "Knowledge Circle," a program that would connect students with their surrounding community and provide in-person and web-based resources that empower learners to solve local problems with local solutions.
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Given the Design Challenge "How to enable teachers to have the greatest impact on learners," Action Collab 6 created MI E Plan. mI E Plan, my individual education plan, is a continually updated online profile of students' both learning and social growth. Teachers can access students' standards, skills, testing, learning styles, and emotional state. Learn more about Action Collabs: www.bigideasfest.org/2010/actioncollabs License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, Khan Academy Deans of Art and History and Co-founders of Smarthistory, share the ways in which their work demystifies traditional representations of images, widens access to art, and uses technology to reform art history education. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Often, the smallest moments can turn into the biggest opportunities," says Nirvan Mullick, filmmaker and Creative Director of the Imagination Foundation. Nirvan discusses his viral short film "Caine's Arcade" and how a little boy's imagination transformed a moment of creativity into a global movement. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-S
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities for learning through international collaboration? InterSeed Challenge are remixable teaching videos to support international collaboration. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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After learning that school-age children only learn for 18% of their day, Dr. Dennis Bartels formed Exploratorium, where he aimed to fill that fill that learning void. With a studio instead of a classroom and a learning manager instead of a teacher, Bartels designed a school program where the first four hours of a school day are spent in a 'studio' and the second four hours are spent at museums, afterschool programs, and the like, where students get to explore their own interests and passions....
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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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Paul Kruchoski, Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, describes the effort to elevate education diplomacy across the Dept.'s vast, decentralized staff of 70,000. Using a human-centered design approach, the project uncovered needs and desires for sharing, internally across embassies, and externally with the world. As the Department's advocate for innovative educational technologies, including Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), he implemented an...
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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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Excerpts from Monday's Lunch Keynote speech: Yvonne Chan, Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center and Member of CA State Board of Education, Trusting You Have the Knowledge-Base to Create Something New. 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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A romanticized view of being a teacher led Adora Svitak—at the tender age of eight—to teach students twice her age. In her 2012 BIF Talk, fourteen-year-old Svitak shares the anxiety she felt trying to be an all-knowing authority figure and the revelation she had that learning is not a weakness and does not stop when one becomes a teacher—a lesson for teachers of any age or era. 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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Christopher Emdin, Professor of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University (where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education) speaks passionately about sparking innovation in education. Sharing stories from his own work creating a Twitter-based hip-hop ed revolution and science rap battles supported by hip-hop star GZA, Edmin outlines the kind of opportunities that only emerge to those who are...
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BIFnik Stephen Ritz answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Stephen is also a speaker at the Fest and says he can't wait to come back next year. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Storytelling Panel: How Might We Create Educational Opportunities to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline Tyson Amir Mustafa, Ashanti Branch, Shanley Rhodes Mustafa and Rhodes, teachers at Five Keys Charter Schools, and Branch, founder of non-profit Ever Forward Club, use personal narratives to explore the means by which educators might disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences highlight the importance of consistency, relevance, contextual awareness and cultural fluency in...
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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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Pricipal Sharyn Gabriel, knew her Ocoee Middle School was in trouble -- that education was in trouble -- and that engagement was the answer to all of it. Seeing that games were a way to keep children engaged, Gabriel initiated a digital art program utilizing games to capture students' attention and merge technology and education. http://bigideasfest.org 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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A sneak peek at the choreography involved in creating our Open Ed spiral aerial group photo. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Abigail Foster answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Abigail works at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay, CA. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Paul Freedman, founder and CEO of Altius Education, had the idea to create Ivy Bridge Community College, an online college designed to support successful transfer and continuation of education beyond a two-year degree. Then he had to find a way to fund his big idea. He claims that the real trick to accessing capital is to not worry about it; "If you focus on making [your idea] something successful, something that works," then the money, the investors, and the students will inevitably...
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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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Realizing economic disparity often means educational disparity, Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, outlines the process of making a language learning platform that is accessible to all. Fueled by constant data-driven improvements, Duolingo is now the most popular language learning platform in the world, used by everyone from Columbian school kids to Bill Gates. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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STEAM stands for "Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements," and aims to bring FUNctional literacy to students. Founder/teacher Georgette Yakman describes how her immigrant grandparents, brother with Asperger syndrome, and artistic stepfather led her to bring Arts into STEM. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Be a fly on the wall in one of our Action Collabs as they brainstorm questions in education to solve: How can we arrange for students to participate in designing their own curriculum? How can we recognize bad teaching, and increase good teaching? 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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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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