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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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KQED's MindShift interviews Big Ideas Fest 2010 speaker and participant Ariel Sacks, On the Shoulders of Giants. Sacks shares her observation that there is no career trajectory for teachers. www.bigideasfest.org
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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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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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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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What if educators could see what a student knows, what they need to know, and how to motivate them...all by looking at a map? Danny Hillis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Applied Minds, asks us to imagine a learning map that goes beyond existing search engines to show educators just that. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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BIFnik Emily Puckett-Rodgers talks about her third time at Big Ideas Fest. Emily was especially interested in the Big Ideas in Beta presentations. 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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Given the Design Challenge "How to create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities," Action Collab 2 created LearningMash. LearningMash is a research portal for learners to search credentialing programs, formal or informal, and create their own career paths. LearningMash shifts the focus from credentials to competencies with CART (Competency ARticulation Tool). CART validates artifacts and provides endorsements,...
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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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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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Seeing opportunity for revolution in old limitations, Quinn College president Michael Sorrell helped transform the college from an institution where “everything was broken,” to the nation’s first urban work college—where students can graduate debt-free, with real-life career experience to bolster a brighter future. Licensed by ISKME 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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Given the Design Challenge "How to create learning opportunities for students pushed out of formal education," Action Collab 8 created School Suckcessful. The School Suckcessful program is designed to help people who are, or are about to be, pushed out of traditional learning by providing support and information that will either help them stay in school or find viable alternative paths to continue their education. Interactions are both in-person and online and include connecting with...
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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 highlights "Common Currency," a web service that "leverages existing tools for creation, curation and sharing, and delivers the information most relevant" to teachers and learners, in line with Common Core standards—while also compensating contributors.
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Maya Enista and Mobilize.org based Democracy 2.0 on the idea that Millennials (those born from 1976 to 1996) are not only the 'leaders of tomorrow,' if they are inspired and empowered to take action, they can start leading our world today. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Naif Al-Mutawa, CEO of THE 99, fosters interfaith dialogue through a comic series that features Muslim characters and culture. Here, he describes the process of his characters merging with traditional, Western comic characters, censorship, funding -- and using a big idea that began in a taxicab to change the world. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Teachers, innovators, edupreneurs, policy makers, and students with big ideas for transforming K-20 education converged at our third annual Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, CA and we asked one participant to capture some of the action on her flip cam. Check out the buzz this group can generate! License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, BIF2011, Big Ideas Fest, 2012
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Given the Design Challenge "How to create alternatives for certifying or credentialing learning, as a means of expanding education and career opportunities," Action Collab 4 created Street Cred. Street Cred recognizes and assesses all learning and measuring as it provides a path to non-traditional certification. Portfolios are learner-centered and owned, versus school property, and are searchable by the entire world of opportunities. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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Nina Simon, Executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, emphasizes the importance of using social objects to bridge the gap between individual and collective experience. By seeing museums not as silent, private halls—but rather as gathering spaces for unique, participatory connections— Simon explains how we can "think big, but also thinks small," considering the intricate barriers we can leap over to "transform our communities and ourselves."...
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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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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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Design Challenge: How might we create opportunities for learning through international collaboration? Nomadic Teacher Network is a digital documentation of travel experiences. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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Given the Design Challenge "How to enable teachers to have the greatest impact on learners," Action Collab 1 created Odyssey School. Students choose their own adventure path to learning at the Odyssey School. Based on students' individual interests (even surfing!), teachers create lesson plans around topics. The cross-disciplinary approach builds on students' natural interests and creates unexpected learning communities. Learn more about Action Collabs:...
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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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Three dynamic BIFniks making new friends at Big Ideas Fest 2012. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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BIFnik Juliet is enthusiastic about Big Ideas Fest because it is offers solid implementable solutions and going out and doing things. A Big Ideas Fest highlight was listening to the speakers who provided inspiration. 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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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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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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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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BIFnik Brent Chang answers the question "How did you come to Big Ideas Fest 2012?" Brent has performed at BIF as a dancer and finds the experience completely inspiring. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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Pointing to inequities of the past that are unfathomable today, the Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois College of Education invites us to consider what aspects of our current educational system our grandchildren will find unimaginable. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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Shuman Ghosemajumder, Co-Founder and Chairman of TeachAIDS, describes the process of using design and science to create educational technology effective enough to break through even the deepest cultural taboos. A resulting curriculum has fostered a true understanding of HIV education issues in students, making a global impact on HIV education. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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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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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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Stephen Ritz tells us how he ended up at Big Ideas Fest 2012 and dispenses some great rallying cries.
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Associate Professor at the University of Utah, Dr. Erin O'Connell, uses gangsa rap to help her students engage with Homer's The Iliad. Exploring similarities in content and beat, O'Connell engages students and makes an ancient text relevant to their contemporary lives. http://bigideasfest.org License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There is not just one type of book or music or cuisine—we have a wealth of options for diverse tastes—but we expect diverse learners to succeed in one type of educational model. Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder & Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, introduces a low-cost tool that lets teachers and students customize learning experience for different learners within a single classroom. Digital FlexBooks, videos, and interactive content provide students with both choice and immediate feedback...
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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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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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Slam poet and longtime educator Taylor Mali looks back on his journey from the birth of the poem "What Teachers Make," through its resulting impact on a surprising number of newfound teaching converts—all the way through his official registration of 1000 new teachers. Along the way, according to Mali, many lives were changed, not the least of which was his own. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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Passion Dragon is an application that filters online learning materials in a way that matches lessons to users' individual passions. For example, a person interested in basketball can learn fractions through curriculum related to basketball. 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 "My Voice, Communicate With Confidence" outlines a wristband that could be worn by students to collect information, including some biometric data such as stress level, and also questions from students (who would always be in charge of what info they wanted to share), helping to better inform the educational...
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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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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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23andMe Chief Medical Officer, Jill Hagenkord, describes how their company is disrupting the healthcare industry by allowing people to access their own DNA. Genetic information is the basis for personalized medicine and 23andMe believes everyone has the right to their personal genetic DNA. Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big Ideas Fest.
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The Roadtrip Nation Experience at Big Ideas Fest 2011 As these students seek to define their own road in life, they ask Big Ideas Fest participants questions like, "What is your goal?", "What is your biggest inspiration?", "What is your biggest obstacle?" with the hope that they will learn something that will change their lives. roadtripnation.org/programs.php Music by our friends: "Brooklyn" (instrumental); Sean Cooney "South, Like The Summer"...
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Motivated by the limitations of both public and private schools to meet the needs of his son, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and his wife embarked on a mission to create an educational experience customized to their son. Inspired by their results, Kahle set out to determine if this model of customized education could scale beyond those who could afford it. He shares his surprising findings in this Big Ideas Fest presentation. You can read more about the Custom Schooling experiment on...
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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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Farnaz Ronaghi, co-founder and Director of Engineering at NovoEd, designed and developed the Venture Lab platform at Stanford University while a PhD student. Venture Lab was a difficult design challenge for which she prototyped technical solutions for enabling beneficial peer collaboration among tens of thousands of students around the globe enrolled in an online Stanford entrepreneurship class. The venture lab, designed for students to find teams, work together on startup business ideas and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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