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  • John Cleese on Creativity "Telling people how to be creative is easy - being creative is difficult." John Marwood Cleese. Many people think you are either born with creativity or you aren't. John Cleese ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2013, 11:18 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating -- jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2013, 11:15 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2013, 10:55 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This ...
    Posted May 14, 2011, 4:41 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that ...
    Posted May 14, 2011, 4:35 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Ian Jukes - Understanding The Digital Generation Today's world is not the world we grew up in, and today's world is certainly not the world our children will live in. Because of the dramatic changes ...
    Posted May 7, 2011, 11:28 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2011, 8:59 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex When viewing this video, think about how it connects to working collaboratively within your school and beyond. Author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 4:15 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Elif Shafak: The Politics of Fiction This video connects to teaching fiction writing and internationalism. It provides much food for thought and worth a watch. Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 4:30 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Shift Happens: Education 3.0 This video explains in a slide show format how the would is changing and why the old paradigm of teaching no longer works. Worth a view for parents and teachers ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 4:37 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 4:40 PM by Paul Ketko
  • Michael Specter: The Danger of Science Denial Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2010, 4:46 PM by Paul Ketko
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John Cleese on Creativity

posted Jan 1, 2013, 11:18 PM by Paul Ketko

"Telling people how to be creative is easy - being creative is difficult." John Marwood Cleese. Many people think you are either born with creativity or you aren't. John Cleese explains how to become creative. In the video, he talks about such things as the unconscious mind.

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

posted Sep 29, 2012, 3:49 PM by Paul Ketko

Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating -- jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

Andrew McAfee studies how information technology affects businesses and society. Full bio »

Go to Video HERE

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

posted Jul 5, 2011, 5:07 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 10:55 PM ]

Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down?

About Ric Elias

Born in Puerto Rico, Ric Elias came to the United States for college knowing little English, as he writes in his online bio . So what did he do? "I adjusted my schedule and took only classes that dealt with numbers my entire first year," he says. "I'd always been decent at math, and things like calculus and accounting were non-lingual. I was able to buy some time to improve my English skills." His facility with numbers has led to a wide-ranging career in business and finance.

Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, a firm that helps large service companies acquire new customers online. He began his career in General Electric Co.'s Aerospace Division, then worked at the marketing services company CUC International (later known as Cendant). Prior to founding Red Ventures, Ric served as president of Spark Network Services, a promotion and data company held by Cendant.

"I'm a frustrated athlete," says Elias. "To me, business is the Olympics for non-athletes. It comes down to loving competition; figuring out whom we should compete against and how to beat them." 

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Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth

posted May 14, 2011, 4:36 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated May 14, 2011, 4:41 PM ]

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).

About Hans Rosling

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus. Full bio and more links

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Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine

posted May 14, 2011, 4:29 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated May 14, 2011, 4:35 PM ]

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

About Hans Rosling

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus. Full bio and more links

Click here to view the video

Ian Jukes - Understanding The Digital Generation

posted May 7, 2011, 11:16 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated May 7, 2011, 11:28 PM ]

Today's world is not the world we grew up in, and today's world is certainly not the world our children will live in. Because of the dramatic changes our world has undergone, today's students are not the students our schools were designed for, and they are not the students today's teachers were trained to teach.

This keynote examines the effect digital bombardment from constant exposure to digital media has on our children in the new digital landscape and considers the profound implications this holds for the future of education. What does the latest neuroscientific and psychological research tell us about the role of intense and frequent experiences on the brain, particularly the young and impressionable brain?

Based on the research, what inferences can we make about kids' digital experiences and how these experiences are re-wiring and re-shaping their cognitive processes? More importantly, what are the implications for teaching, learning and assessment in the new digital landscape?

This popular keynote has been presented in over 40 countries world-wide, and is soon to be released as a DVD. See below for a preview of the presentation.

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

posted Jan 8, 2011, 8:51 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jan 8, 2011, 8:59 PM ]

Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

About Brene Brown

Brene Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Full bio and more links

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Birdia Tak Wai Chan (+8)  - A response to the video - 

3 days ago: i think she may have found Tao accidentally:

"To be whole, let yourself break.
To be straight, let yourself bend.
To be full, let yourself be empty.
To be new, let yourself wear out.
To have everything, give everything up.

Knowing others is a kind of knowledge;
knowing yourself is wisdom.
Conquering others requires strength;
conquering yourself is true power.
To realize that you have enough is true wealth.
Pushing ahead may succeed,
but staying put brings endurance.
Die without perishing, and find the eternal.

To know that you do not know is strength.
Not knowing that you do not know is a sickness.
The cure begins with the recognition of the sickness.

Knowing what is permanent: enlightenment.
Not knowing what is permanent: disaster.
Knowing what is permanent opens the mind.
Open mind, open heart.
Open heart, magnanimity."

Peace :)

Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex

posted Jul 20, 2010, 3:21 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 4:15 PM ]

When viewing this video, think about how it connects to working collaboratively within your school and beyond. Author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Elif Shafak: The Politics of Fiction

posted Jul 20, 2010, 3:00 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 4:30 PM ]

This video connects to teaching fiction writing and internationalism. It provides much food for thought and worth a watch. Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics. 

Shift Happens: Education 3.0

posted Jul 11, 2010, 11:52 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 4:37 PM by Paul Ketko ]

This video explains in a slide show format how the would is changing and why the old paradigm of teaching no longer works. Worth a view for parents and teachers alike.

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