• Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education
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    Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education

    I think we’re just beginning to realize the power of technology in education actually. And isn’t it interesting that education’s sort of the last profession that technology has transformed. And I think a lot of that is because we can’t just plop down, you know, new tools into an old system and expect that to work. So a lot of where we’re seeing the Internet be the most powerful is in these blended school models where schools are starting to flip their classrooms and use the Internet and technology enabled tools. Whether that’s videos of experts talking to students or whether it’s students getting online and doing assignments in a…

  • Why mobile learning?
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    Why mobile learning?

    [Music] [Narrator]: Technology alone is not enough. Faster. Thinner. Lighter. Those are all good things. But when technology gets out of the way, everything becomes more delightful. Even magical. That’s when you leap forward. [Woman]: Here’s Chris. Who are you going to play with today at playtime? Can you show us? Who are you going to play with? [Computer Voice]: Peter. [Woman]: You’re going to play with Peter? [Computer voice]: My name is Melissa. This is my first video. Using this speaking device– Using my speaking device on this machine allows me to have a voice. I just wanted to show all my all my friends on Facebook. Especially all…

  • Deep Learning of Representations
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    Deep Learning of Representations

    YOSHUA BENGIO: [INAUDIBLE]. Thank you [INAUDIBLE]. So I’ll talk about [INAUDIBLE]. I’ll talk about representations and learning representations. And the word deep here, I’ll explain what it means. So my goal is to contribute to building intelligent machines, also known as AI. And how do we get a machine to be smart– to take good decisions? Well, it needs knowledge. [INAUDIBLE] [? researchers ?] from the early days– ’50s, ’60s, ’70s– tried to give the knowledge to the machine– the knowledge we have exclusively. And it didn’t work quite as well as was hoped. One reason is that a lot of our knowledge is not something we can communicate verbally…

  • Archaeology Distance Learning Lab Week at the University of Leicester
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    Archaeology Distance Learning Lab Week at the University of Leicester

    My name is Kerry and I am studying Distance Learning Archaeology. Like a lot of people I had seen all of the coverage on the excavations for Richard III and I was at a time in my life where I didn’t know what I wanted to do going forwards and after a bit of research I saw that Leicester did an Archaeology degree that was distance learning and I just thought that’s the one for me. This week I am on campus and I am doing my third-year lab week, which means that I actually get a bit more interaction in person with my tutors and I’m having tutorials and…

  • Multicultural Diversity and the Educational Experience (2017)
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    Multicultural Diversity and the Educational Experience (2017)

    [MUSIC PLAYING] A lot of people will try to say, oh, we’ll just put a person of color in something. That’s diversity. I think that’s one of the main misconceptions. People just think diversity is everything physical, everything that you can see right off the bat, but it’s absolutely not. Diversity is more than race. It’s more than sexuality. It has to do a lot with experiences in life. Diversity for me– it’s not only that you’re supposed to be different, but you’re also supposed to do different things. Diversity is recognizing the different flavors of cultures and people that are a part of our campus, part of our society.…

  • Carmen Fariña: The Essential Role of the Arts in Public Education
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    Carmen Fariña: The Essential Role of the Arts in Public Education

    – Hello, hello, good evening. Good evening, I’m Rika Burnham, Head of Education, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome the museum educators of the city of New York and beyond, and those who are joining us online. And it gives me great pleasure to thank the Samual H. Kress Foundation for its visionary support of education in our many museums. And we thank them in particular tonight, on the very special occasion of the 2016 Samuel H. Kress Lecture in Museum Education at the Frick. And finally it gives me great pleasure to also introduce the Director of the Frick Collection, Ian Wardropper, who in turn will introduce…

  • Rotorua Boys’ High School, 2019 Finalist, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education
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    Rotorua Boys’ High School, 2019 Finalist, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education

    [Strumming] [Waiata] The hostel with those boys being with us 24/7 allowed us to have an influence beyond the traditional school hours and classroom hours [Singing] For every tane raukura or young man that comes through our whare it is our job to take them for who they are what they bring, who their families are and we nurture them and we sculpt them and we look after them and that their wairua and that their mana are upheld are uplifted and absolutely taken care of For me even though I’m from Mali in West Africa when I came here I never felt like missing home too much because I…

  • Tiaki Early Learning Centre, 2019 Winner, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education
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    Tiaki Early Learning Centre, 2019 Winner, Excellence in Health & Wellbeing Education

    Our vision has always been to walk softly on the earth but about three or four years ago we thought quite deeply about what that actually meant and were we actually walking our talk so we really looked at our vision and we took it out to our community to our hapū, to our whānau and we asked them what they wanted us to be doing with the tamariki and one of the ones that came from there was Te Taiao and we wanted to become Zero Waste – Pare Kore Anywhere we could think of that we could reduce waste then we did that We’ve always had cloth nappies,…

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    Welcome to the Classroom: The Student Teaching Experience

    I had an amazing resident teacher, Miss Pharaoh, if you’re watching this–she, by fa, was like the best person I could ever hope to ask for. As soon as I came into her classroom, she made me feel welcome. She taught me so much. She believed in me. She supported me throughout the year and before the end of it, she treated me more like a colleague than anything she just had absolute trust in me and it just made my year just fly by just splendidly. It made it like one of the best years of my life, and it made me so prepared for my first year of…

  • Inverse Reinforcement Learning Example
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    Inverse Reinforcement Learning Example

    We’re in a grid world.>>Okay. >>And you have to learn a reward function. You have to learn what’s good or not good to do in this grid, and you’re going to get to learn it by watching me. So I’m going to control the agent. The agent’s name is Frank.>>Okay. >>So he’s going to go like this [SOUND] and then he stays there. Okay?>>Okay. >>So I claim that you can actually make some very good educated guesses about how rewards work in this environment, just based on that one little demonstration.>>I think that’s probably true.>>So is there anything that the agent finds positively rewarding?>>Green. >>Green. Yes, good. Is there anything…