A lesson

© AP Santana reunites with ex-bandmate, now homeless Dec. 22, 2013, 5:20 PM EST OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carolos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn’t seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland. Reporter Stanley Roberts ran…

A model system

A model system: school education in Finland Dr Pasi Sahlberg, Director-General of Education in Finland, delivered a Dean’s Lecture for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education recently, in which he explained the attributes of what is considered by many to be the best school education system in the world. By Catriona May. Extracted from: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/5Ow66y Finland’s…

Best Stats Ever Seen

Best Stats Ever Seen Synopsis You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.” Talk recorded 22 February 2006. About the Speaker Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling.…

Let us teach kids to code

  Let us Teach kids to code Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them. (Filmed at…

Sugata Mitra

  Child Driven Education Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could…

Ken Robinson

  Ken Robinson: Ten Talks on Education Education legend Sir Ken Robinson picked the talks he loves — all full of insight, bright ideas and, of course, creativity. Curated by Ken Robinson

Techno-driven doom?

    Will drones save us or destroy us? (12 TED Talks) Depending on who you listen to, drones will either save the world — or usher in our techno-driven doom. Watch the trailer. In these 12 talks, take a look at the light and dark side of drones. Watch »

Telepresence Robot

  Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity   Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone,…

Custom cures

  It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces…

Matternet

  A billion people in the world lack access to all-season roads. Could the structure of the internet provide a model for how to reach them? Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet thinks so. He introduces a new type of transportation system that uses electric autonomous flying machines to deliver medicine, food, goods and supplies wherever they…