Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

In a recent blog post, I talked about the newly launched YouTube Channel TedEd.  An off-shoot of the annual TED conference, the TedEd channel aims to identify inspirational teachers with something interesting to say.  A team of animators then works with the educator to create fascinating – and more importantly in this era of abbreviated attention spans, short – videos on a particular topic.  Here’s one of the best I’ve seen so far.  Do yourself a favor and give this a few minutes of your time.


“Tastemakers, creative participating communities, complete unexpectedness — these are characteristics of a new kind of media and a new kind of culture.”  Kevin Allocca




Read More

Comments are closed.

Make it Stick! How to remember anything

A few years ago, in an attempt to manage the volume of information I was expected to learn as a medical student, I read the book “Make it Stick”.  This book details the new science around how we convert short term memory to long term memory, and how to make studying super efficient.  It teaches […]

Read More
View the Blog »

Every Kid Needs a Champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." ...

From NPR Education: Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

What's the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students ...