Friday, 11 April 2014

.Teach teachers how to create magic

1.Teach teachers how to create magic
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

2.Turning trash into toys for learning
Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves — while learning basic principles of science and design.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hidden miracles of the natural world

This TED talk video can be use to create curiosity in students.

1.Hidden miracles of the natural world
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.
2.The weird, wonderful world of bio-luminescence
In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.

Monday, 7 April 2014

The future of learning

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning. - 

See more at: The future of learning

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Why do we do what we do....

Ted talks i like to share with you, as they are useful in our teaching profession...

1. Why do we do what we do...
"What is your motive for action? What is it that drives you in your life today? Not 10 years ago. Or are you running the same pattern? Because I believe that the invisible force of internal drive, activated, is the most important thing in the world."
In his TED talk Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions —
2. How your "working memory" makes sense of the world
"Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance — and limitations — of your "working memory," that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what's happening right now.
Peter Doolittle Educational psychology professor is striving to understand the processes of human learning.


3.  3 rules to spark learning
Chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.


4. Science teachers -- make it fun
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) — and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Critical thinking...

Critical thinking... 
A good video to learn....of course have time to watch at a stretch or save it....

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Tough Young Teachers-Episode 1

This a BBC series of six tough young trainee teachers.
each of three episodes are about one hour. 
Good guide for young teachers to observe and learn.

Monday, 10 February 2014

my video samples_Science.

I am planning to develop video lessons in science for school students.
I am keeping few samples lessons here. 
Please view them and send me your feedback, to make these lessons really useful for the learners.