On this page, I want to feature what I consider to be important, influential, thought-provoking videos relevant for education in the 21st century, or, that have a particular message I find compelling. They are in no particular order, other than chronologically, and some are fairly old, but all are (again in my opinion) worth watching.
Obvious to You, Amazing to Others
Telling the New Story
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Teacher Appreciation Song: A Song for Teachers – You Have Made A Difference
Social Bookmarking in Plain English
DL Hughley thanks his teacher
Comedian D.L. Hughley tells CNN’s Soledad O’Brien how his 5th grade teacher made a difference in his life.
How Google Saved a School
PBS Frontline Digital Nation Project
Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense
A Vision of K-12 Students Today
Youtube user bjnesbitt
A Vision of Students Today
Did You Know 2.0
Dr. Scott McLeod & xplane
21st Century Skills: The Movement
“Mapleseed” – Sophomore @ Palo Alto High School
Welcome to the Human Network
A Brave New World Wide Web
I believe in me … do YOU believe in me?
Dalton Sherman, Grade 5 student, Dallas Texas
If YouTube is blocked in your district, please click here. The full text of his speech is available here.
Can kids teach themselves? (this is long but worth it!)
Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University (UK)
The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)
Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University
Google Docs in Plain English