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    1. Can a robot pass a university entrance exam? | Noriko Arai

      Can a robot pass a university entrance exam? | Noriko Arai

      Meet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. While it's not matriculating anytime soon, Todai Robot's success raises alarming questions for the future of human education. How can we help kids learn the things that humans can do better than AI?

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    2. How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Follow @2Elearning | Dena Simmons

      How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Follow @2Elearning | Dena Simmons

      As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the cost of living authentically. Now an educator herself, Simmons discusses how we might create a classroom that makes all students feel proud of who they are. "Every child deserves an education that guarantees the safety to learn in the comfort of one's own skin," she says.

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    3. Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios | Follow @2Elearning

      Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios | Follow @2Elearning

      Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see "at-risk" students as "at-promise" individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.

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    4. Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan | Follow @2Elearning

      Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan | Follow @2Elearning

      Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace. (This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Education Revolution" which premieres Tuesday, September 13.)

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    5. How college loans exploit students for profit | Sajay Samuel | TED | Follow @2Elearning

      How college loans exploit students for profit | Sajay Samuel | TED | Follow @2Elearning

      "Once upon a time in America," says professor Sajay Samuel, "going to college did not mean graduating with debt." Today, higher education has become a consumer product -- costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits.

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    6. The nit-picking glory of The New Yorker's Comma Queen | Follow @2Elearning | And 'yes' we know e-learning is hyphenated.

      'Copy editing for The New Yorker is like playing shortstop for a Major League Baseball team -- every little movement gets picked over by the critics,' says Mary Norris, who has played the position for more than thirty years. In that time, she's gotten a reputation for sternness and for being a 'comma maniac,' but this is unfounded, she says. Above all, her work is aimed at one thing: making authors look good. Explore The New Yorker's distinctive style with the person who knows it best in this charming talk.

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    7. Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED | Follow @2elearning

      Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED | Follow @2elearning

      How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies 'originals': thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals -- including embracing failure. 'The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most,' Grant says. 'You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.'

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    8. TED Talk: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change | Al Gore | Follow @2Elearning

      Al Gore has three questions about climate change and our future. First: Do we have to change? Each day, global-warming pollution traps as much heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs. This trapped heat is leading to stronger storms and more extreme floods, he says: 'Every night on the TV news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.' Second question: Can we change? We've already started. So then, the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes. 'When any great moral challenge is ultimately resolved into a binary choice between what is right and what is wrong, the outcome is foreordained because of who we are as human beings,' he says. 'That is why we're going to win this.'

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    9. Finding your hum | My year of saying 'yes' to everything | TED Talk | Follow @2Elearning

      Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. 'When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling,' she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God's whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops? Is she anything besides the hum? In this moving talk, join Rhimes on a journey through her 'year of yes' and find out how she got her hum back.

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    10. TED Talk | A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit | Follow @2Elearning

      Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.

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    11. Google Earth Team Helps Andres Ruzo Find the Mythical Boiling River in Amazon | TED | Follow @2Elearning

      Google Earth Team Helps Andres Ruzo Find the Mythical Boiling River in Amazon | TED | Follow @2Elearning

      When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river.

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