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DISABILITY RIGHTS IN THE CLASSROOM

New Era for Disability Rights, Carl Straumsheim.  "As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenge facing students with disabilities." - As published in INSIDER HIGHER ED.

 
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Bryan Stevenson's '81 TED Talk |We need to talk about Injustice. 

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned.  He's the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Previously published on ted.com

 

Christian Education

Three minute podcast in defense of Christian education.  Speaker, Eric Metaxas, talks about a NY Times columnist’s address at the CCCU.

 
 

PRODUCING EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

MITOPENCOURSEWARE - Production of Educational Videos is an introduction to technical communication that is situated in the production of educational videos; the assignments are all focused on the production of videos that teach some aspect of MIT's first-year core curriculum. The objective of these assignments is improvement in both communication ability and communication habits; these improvements are effected by providing participants with instruction, practice, feedback, and the opportunity for reflection. 

Do Schools Kill Creativity

Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving (Ted Talk) case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Previously published on ted.com

 
 
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DITCH THE COLLEGE LECTURE

This educator says it's time to ditch the lecture, Eric Westervelt on NPR.  Listen to this 5min 27sec story on why Nobel laureate Dr. Carl Wieman said goodbye to the big lecture formate.  Carl has found in couching students to be engaged co-piolets in the quest for knowledge data shows grades improved 20% as well as attendance.