Category Archives: Videos

Dropout Nation (PBS Frontline) Aired September 25th, 2012

Frontline aired an excellent piece about students (at a public high school in Houston) who are struggling with the pressure to stay in school and the forces that pull them away. Below is a preview. You can watch the full … Continue reading

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Daphne Koller gives a TED talk about Coursera

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What’s going on in California?

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Sebastian Thrun on Flipping the Classroom

In this video, Sebastian Thrun speaks out about why he put his Stanford class online.  A must see. A bit of a long winded intro. Skip ahead to 2:20.

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Sal Khan on 60 Minutes (March 2011)

Realized I never posted this…

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Education round the globe… Humanities in an elementary school in Japan

In this clip from the 2003 documentary Children Full of Life, Mr. Kanamori teaches his 4th graders in Kanazawa, Japan a bit about loyalty, camaraderie, happiness, and standing up for what you believe in.  It’s worth watching the whole thing, … Continue reading

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Education Needs To Be Reinvented Not Reformed

TED talk by Tony Wagner.

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Affirmative Action: Michael Sandel and his class at Harvard discuss

If you missed the video leading up to this discussion, watch it here.

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Once Upon a School…

Dave Eggers’ Once Upon a School (TED Feb 2011) Whenever You Are, We’re Already Then

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Michael Sandel on Distributive Justice: What’s a Fair Start?

If you’re interested in philosophy and you haven’t watched these, you should watch the entire series on Youtube.  If you’re just interested in the part about equal access to education, fast forward to 14:15 in this video.

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