Best TedTalks for Homeschoolers

TEDTalks are a semi-annual lecture series where the goal is to give the talk of your life in 18 minutes or less. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, but the talks have grown so popular, they have branched out into many more topics. TEDTalks began in 1984, as a way to bring together the best ideas and people and share. - Education Section - TedEd is family friendly. Most videos have a Quick Quiz, a Think section that gives some related open-ended questions and a Dig Deeper section that gives additional resources.

Sir Ken Robinson: Schools Kill Creativity 
Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms - A very well done animated version of his Schools Kill Creativity talk
Geoff Mulgan: A Short Intro to the Studio School 
Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivaton - this video is about business, but I think it translates really well to homeschooling. 
Lisa Bu: How Books Can Open Your Mind - The magic of books- just added!

Online Learning
Salman Khan: Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education - Khan Academy Founder
Daphne Koller: What We're Learning From Online Education - Coursera and Online Education
Peter Norvig: The 100,000 Student Classroom - Stanford Online
Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education - just added!

Special Consideration
Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts - If you have an introvert, this is a great one to watch.

Arthur Benjamin Does "Mathemagic" - Watch with the kids
Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover
Meena Boppana - Top Ten Reasons I Love Math
TedEd: How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon

AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on Science with Squishy Circuits - Fun project for little kids
E.O. Wilson: Advice to Young Scientists
Ted-Ed: Just How Small is an Atom? - Animated
Ted-Ed: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries - Adam Savage from 'Mythbusters'
Tyler DeWitt: Hey Science Teachers - make it fun
Ted-Ed: Questions No One Knows the Answers To - Animated
David Christian: The History of our World in 18 Minutes
Award-Winning Teenage Science in Action - Google Science Fair Winners
Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science - Parent's view first - mild language
Ramsey Musallam: 3 Rules to Spark Learning- just added!

Marco Tempest: The Electric Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla - One of my favorites!
    - The making of "Nikola Tesla"
Mitch Resnick: Let's Teach Kids to Code - just added!


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I have been homeschooling since 2009, but have been reading about it since 2003. Homeschooling is rapidly growing. Whether you are a veteran or new to homeschooling, I hope to filter some of the vast amounts of information for you


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