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TEDxManhattanBeach - Hall Davidson - The Teacher with a Thousand Brains

Talk title: The Teacher with a Thousand BrainsWe're used to the idea of grinding up organic matter to make paper, printing on that paper using ink, and binding books to deliver coded information in two dimensions. With the dawn of new technologies like tablets, we're inevitably moving "from trees to bits." This is more than a shift in medium; it's a shift in thinking. When we look at printed words, our brains take time to decode the squiggles on the page - it's a neurological balancing act. We're comfortable with the idea of books made from paper. However, new technologies allow us to teach kids in the way their brains are wired to learn, giving them the potential to learn more, and much faster.Hall Davidson Director, Discovery Channel Network Educator, has been a teacher since 1971. He left the classroom to teach math on television in an Emmy-award winning program. He's produced a PBS television series on education, technology, parenting and theater, contributed articles to national education publications, co-authored TechWorks, an internationally distributed classroom technology kit, and founded, a free online kit that encourages project-based learning using media. In 2011, Hall received the prestigious "Make IT Happen" award for his innovation, leadership and commitment to educational technology. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManhattanBeach, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManhattanBeach event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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