Thursday, March 03, 2011

A Special Request for Student Videos on Changing Education!

I'm at the world-famous TED Conference--you know, where all the great videos come from.  :)  I'm actually part of a project called TEDActive, where as part of a group focused on education we were asked to consider a project we could do that would impact education, and especially would provide students with a chance to play a central role in that impact.

We launched our project tonight, http://www.elev8ed.org, a site for students to upload 2 - 3 minute videos that
  • Offer new ideas for what education could be
  • Inspire others to transform education
  • Propose specific actions you or others can take to improve education in your community
Tomorrow, I will give a short presentation on the TEDActive stage, calling on all those in attendance at TEDActive to reach out to at least one student and encourage or help him or her to upload a video.  It would be wonderful if there were a few videos already on the site from some students!  If you are in a position to help make this happen with a student or students by mid-morning tomorrow California Time (US Pacific GMT-8), we'd love the support.  If not, I hope you'll consider encouraging them to participate at some point soon.

Thanks so much!  In order to facilitate quick posting of content, I've turned off membership and video moderation overnight, but will turn it back tomorrow morning and will check to make sure nothing inappropriate is up.
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