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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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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...
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, OER, Open Educational Resources, EdTech,...
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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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Russakoff gives us a narrative, retrospective view of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s development. Facing an unfavorable outcome in the Newark City Schools after their first attempt at philanthropy, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan analyzed the lessons they learned from their mistakes, using them to create a set of guiding principles for their new, multi-billion dollar large-scale giving program. Licensed by ISKME Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. Visit www.bigideasfest.org to learn about Big...
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, 2016
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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
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, bif2010, bif, big ideas fest, iskme, education,...
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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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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
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, Learning, learning map, 2012
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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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An engaging conversation on designing incentives for education. 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...
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, 2016
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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
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, bif2010, bif, big ideas fest, iskme, diego...
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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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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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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....
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, Library, Civil Responsibility, Digital...
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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.
Topics: California, Half Moon Bay, Big Ideas Fest, Youtube, 2017