I posted this video a while back, but now there’s a subtitled version. Definitely worth watching if you haven’t yet!
[Videos] Invisible Learning and a Sudbury Jerusalem promo
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of serving as interpreter to John Moravec, in his talk about the Invisible Learning project, in Halle (a town near Leipzig.) I had never done this before, but once I got into it it went pretty well.
You can judge for yourself – you can watch the talk (mainly English with my attempt at German translation) online:
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[Video] The History of English in 10 Minutes
Here’s an excellent and hilarious quick primer on the history of the English language, brought to you by the Open University:
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[Video/TED] Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift
Peter Gray on Video Games
Peter Gray, my favorite education blogger, has recently written two posts I can highly recommend:
- “The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games”
- “Video Game Addiction: Does It Occur? If So, Why?“
[Video/TED] Annals of the Robot Internet: Eli Pariser on Facebook and Google
I just watched this fascinating and slightly scary talk about what the Internet has become:
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[Video] Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch
This excellent TED talk goes along the lines of what I’ve been thinking lately regarding Israeli politics and Israel/Palestine politics. Talking to the other sides is crucial in all conflicts, on whatever scale, internal or external — in a school, in a town, in a state, or between states. “Otherizing”, as Lesser calls it, is the seed of continued conflict and violence.
[Video] The Democratic School in Roskilde, Denmark
Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has made a nice little video about Den Demokratiske Skole in Roskilde, Denmark:
I’ve had the pleasure to know the founders/staff and the fortune of spending some time in the school (it was pretty funny seeing Christina and Niels with an English voice-over rather than just talking English!)
I could quibble about some details of how the school was presented but it was mainly just nice to see positive media coverage of a Sudbury school.
[Video] Democratic Schools: Where are they Heading?
I participated in a panel at IDEC 2010 titled “Democratic Schools: Where are they Heading?”, moderated by Yaacov Hecht. AERO filmed the discussion and posted it (and other workshops) on the AERO blog.
Below (after the jump) is the part with my thoughts about the future of democratic education. I talked about EUDEC, the power of networks, collective outreach, and suggested we should be emphasizing that democratic education is a human rights issue. Let me know what you think. Continue reading [Video] Democratic Schools: Where are they Heading?
[Video/TED] Philip K. Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system
I found this new TED Talk video by Philip K. Howard (a lawyer) about simplifying U.S. law pretty interesting. It was particularly interesting that he highlights trust as essential for the rule of law; Sudbury schools have always been based, amongst other things, on trust and on the rule of law. It’s nice to see the connection acknowledged.
About this talk
The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard — especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. What’s the answer? A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying US law.
From TED.com. link