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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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Heather Joseph and fellow librarians wanted to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. With a desire to make access to scholarly information available online and free, they built Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an international alliance of academic and research librarians that works with numerous stakeholders to lift the barriers to learning. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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In developing the program for Quest to Learn, a ground-breaking new public school that transforms education through play, games, and game design, Rufo-Tepper and her colleagues discovered that in order to create meaningful learning experiences, teachers must be collaborators in designing the curriculum. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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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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Advocates & Poets, Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Balkisa Omar & Lena Ginawi are a Vermont-based slam poetry group sharing their experience of how creative expression and activism compliments each other and their mission to cultivating a space rooted in vulnerability and authenticity for young writers to speak the truth. Tired of having their voices ignored by older generations, they turned to slam poetry to be heard and to make a change. Since forming these girls have competed at...
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Gabrielle Lyon, of Project Exploration, explains how her organization uses high-caliber out of school science programs to inspire kids to become interested in science, to maintain that interest and to use the spark of intrigue to pursue a career in science if they so choose. In a 10-year study, Project Exploration found that 95 percent of the students they served were on track to graduate, and with an eye on how the program impacts participants for the long haul, this talk explores the...
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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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Ten years ago, author Dave Eggers set out to create a small tutoring center on 826 Valencia Street, in one of San Francisco's less privileged neighborhoods. As luck would have it, zoning required that the property be a retail store, so Eggers and his creative volunteers designed the creative learning center as a whimsical Pirate Supply Store, replete with products like "Peg Leg Oil" and "Scurvy Begone." Their creative response to circumstances now provides a "third...
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Move Learning prototype is a library of videos demonstrating kinesthetic exercises for classrooms. Videos are teacher developed, selected, and rated. www.movelearning.org
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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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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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After a decade of making Star Wars games for George Lucas, Garry Gaber, President and Chief Creative Officer with Escape Hatch Entertainment, turned his talents to education and created a commercial-looking video game that employs a fun means for high school students to learn about immunology in AP Biology. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Interested in the night sky since childhood, Curtis Wong collaborated with his team at Microsoft to develop the Worldwide Telescope; a 3D learning environment that enables students and adults alike to explore the entire sky, or beneath the crust of the Earth, and create their own tutorials and tests. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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David Merrill wanted to combine his love of building blocks and computers—he wanted interaction with digital media to be more like interacting with physical products—so he and his colleagues came up with Siftables: cookie-sized computers that can sense motion, sense each other, and can be programmed an innumerable number of ways and used by children and adults for creative learning and fun. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Olympic figure skater and founder of the Always Dream Foundation, Yamaguchi uses her inspiring history as a child developing a passion for figure skating to illustrate the impetus, goals, and process behind the Always Reading Program, a rapidly growing initiative designed to nurture early childhood literacy. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Martha Kanter reminds us that Thomas Jefferson's primary public concern was to establish a system of general education to reach every citizen—believing that "whenever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government." Today, as our lauded history of producing the best-educated citizenry in the world is slipping through our fingers, Kanter argues that people need to learn to think critically not only to...
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Director of IT Grossmont Union High School District, Dan McDowell shares his vision for OER as an opportunity to cultivate a culture of innovation by empowering educators to evolve, rethink and redesign their instructional practice. An district leader in open education nationally, Dan has spent 18 years in the classroom as a history and photography teacher and serves as an educational technology leader in his district and around the country. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018...
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Design Challenge: How might we achieve universal competency in basic literacy and math skills? The Electronic Learning Celestial City prototype is is a virtual and real-life ecosystem that leverages people and resources increase students' basic skills. The ecosystem includes assessment devices, gaming, data sharing, and camouflaged assessment that triggers mentors for student support. It is a high-touch enabled by currently available technology. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Three dynamic BIFniks making new friends at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Exploring the role of the built environment as the "Third Teacher" of children, Trung Le and his associates sought to redesign schools with a completely new aesthetic that combines learning and design to stimulate discovery, growth, and imagination. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Colorful highlights from Big Ideas Fest 2012 featuring Action Collab group 2.
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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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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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Douglas Gayeton is co-creator of the Lexicon of Sustainability, an open-source, project-based learning and teaching project that melds the power of words and images to create a set of shared meanings of topic-specific terms. Gayeton believes that the power of clear, precise wording is central to enabling individuals to create change through viable, informed solutions. His program has grown substantially through the enthusiasm of students and teachers who have been empowered in their own...
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An engaging conversation on designing incentives for education. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Joan Blades, Founder of MoveOn.org, describes the trajectory of MoveOn's three viral moments, and the resulting sub-projects that emerged along the way -- MomsRising.org and LivingRoomConversations.org. Her talk includes lessons in movement building, such as staying persistent and listening in order to serve. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Inspired to make American students more globally competitive, Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education with the Asia Society, redesigned his schools using four teaching techniques to make students globally competent: 'investigating the world,' 'recognizing perspective,' 'communicating ideas,' and 'taking action.' In Jackson's view, teaching students this way will propel them to succeed not only in our country, but also in the world. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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San Francisco high school student, Logan Kahle, discusses his in-depth studies as part of the program he and his parents devised called “custom schooling.” This individualized, one-on-one instruction involves teachers at home, à la carte classes from local colleges and online courses, research opportunities with leading scientists, social contacts among his beloved birding community, and allows Kahle to shape his education to fit his own deep and diverse interests. Licensed by ISKME under...
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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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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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Upon meeting at a conference in Croatia, Neeru Paharia and four colleagues posed the question: What if every person in the world could get a free online college education? From there they envisioned Peer 2 Peer University, a free university curricula inspired by the Open Education Resources movement. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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The background story of a group of young women unapologetically reclaiming their narratives using poetry as an outlet. Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Balkisa Omar, and Lena Ginawi discuss how they formed Muslim Girls Making Change to create and perform original poetry that transmits individual and collective stories especially around their Muslim, immigrant, and female identities and experiences in America. Recorded at ISKME's Big Ideas Fest, December 2018 Video is licensed by ISKME under CC BY-SA 4.0...
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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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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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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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When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how can s/he accept the help of a teacher? Jody Lewen, Executive Director of the Prison University Project, explains that fear of vulnerability is often the primary learning challenge for her students, but "getting help" can be taught, patiently, as a concept and a skill to overcome that challenge and transform lives. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code, explains how her organization is changing the face of education -- and leveling the playing field in a nation where 80 percent of jobs over the next decade will involve math and science -- by teaching computer programming to girls of color. 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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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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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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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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Stephen Ritz tells us how he ended up at Big Ideas Fest 2012 and dispenses some great rallying cries.
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The Executive Director of non-profit Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Sean Pica outlines his personal path of helping to develop and grow an accredited, degree-granting college program in prisons, seeing firsthand how completion reduces the rate of recidivism and not only changes lives, but also saves them. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Jason Young is co-founder/CEO of MindBlown labs, a tech firm that aims to empower young people with financial literacy skills. Based on deep analysis of the needs of students and teachers, they created and distribute Thrive ‘n’ Shine, a successful, engaging experiential learning game that teaches high schoolers to make personal financial choices that will lead to better life outcomes. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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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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Take a peek inside Big Ideas Fest 2010. A wide-variety of education stakeholders take the reigns to discuss and design new solutions for K-20 education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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A BIFnik answers the question "What brought you to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" She was sent to Big Ideas Fest which has opened her mind and allowed her to let go of an agenda. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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President of the Boston Public Library, David Leonard sits down with the Founder & CEO of ISKME Lisa Petrides to discuss the intersection between digital equity and Information management. David Leonard leads the 170-year old Boston Public Library, one of the city’s great educational, cultural and civic treasures, and brings a focus on developing the BPL as a twenty first century institution providing dynamic library experiences to the residents of Boston, of Massachusetts and beyond....
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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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A social psychologist and Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, Michelle Fine speaks on social injustice, leading with the question "To whose souls are we accountable?" in the process of innovation. Fine discusses her work in participatory action research and emphasizes that those who experience injustice and those in positions of privilege must both be at the table to truly bring about change. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA....
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Anastasoff had the idea to create a "domestic peace corps" that could transition scientists, chemists, engineers, and mathematicians into teaching positions at low-income schools. After recruiting these STEM Professionals, EnCorps integrates them into a training teaching program where they first become tutors, then guest teachers, then substitutes, before becoming full-time teachers. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor from the Office of the Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education, explains President Obama's plans for the future of education; including funds for innovation and a proposed half a billion dollars for open education resources, pending passage of this legislation. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Tess Posner, Managing Director of SamaUSA, describes how she built and launched a program that provides low-income Americans with digital skills and access to internet-based jobs to help them move out of poverty. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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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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Dr. Joel Westheimer, professor at the University of Ottawa, is believes that policies like No Child Left Behind are, for all intents and purposes, outlawing critical thinking. Westheimer implores educators not to fall into the trap of what he sees as "No Child Left Thinking" and to bring community and critical thinking to today's students. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities that reinforce the value of arts in education? Art.is is an art advocacy platform that draws on storytelling. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Former secondary school teacher and language instructor from the village of Diggle, England, Jackie Barrow tells of her adventure joining TED Prize winner, Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud project, as one of the original Cloud Grannies. As a Cloud Granny, she talks, reads, sings, tells stories, and develops connections, virtually, via Skype, with groups of children in India, to improve their English skills, provide a window to the world using technology, and importantly, to increase their...
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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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A Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation, Mark Horner set out to create widely available textbooks, for free. Horner and a worldwide community of educators collaborated to create open licensed, digital textbooks. Realizing that many schools around the world don't have access to the internet, Horner and team also developed an open press, from which educators can order printed versions of the online textbooks for a fifth of the cost of traditional publishers. http://bigideasfest.org License:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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On a circuitous journey from engineer, to teacher, to entrepreneur, Matt Fritzinger found his passion and founded the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League. Here he explains its benefits to students, teachers, and education. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest is an extraordinary immersion into collaboration and design that focuses on transformational change in K-20 education. Big Ideas Fest convenes education mavericks from organizations that serve K-12, higher education, and informal learning, with opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas among all education stakeholders. The theme for Big Ideas Fest 2016 was Educating to Be Human and focused on looking at education and innovation in the context of what it means to be...
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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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Can Our Institutions Accommodate to People Who Don't Believe In Them" by Sandy Shugart, President, Valencia Community College Shugart serves as the fourth president of Valencia Community College, one of the nation's largest and most celebrated two-year colleges. Valencia, the second largest producer of graduates in the country, is especially well regarded for its learning centered approach to higher education, its economic development programs, and its outstanding academic programs....
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