Go to BIF Year

See video
23andMe Chief Medical Officer, Jill Hagenkord, describes how their company is disrupting the healthcare industry by allowing people to access their own DNA. Genetic information is the basis for personalized medicine and 23andMe believes everyone has the right to their personal genetic DNA.
Licensed by ISKME under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.
Show less
See video
Speaker: Ashanti Branch
Founder of the Ever Forward Club and school principal by day, Ashanti Branch describes how he prototyped and grew a program into an...
See video
Speaker: Ming Horn
Self-taught web coder, Ming Horn, describes her junior year in high school when she courageously took on designing, crowdfunding, and...
See video
Speaker: Shiza Shahid
Shiza Shahid shares the story of how she and Malala Yousafzai joined forces to advocate for girls' education.
See video
Speaker: Ali Partovi
Ali Partovi of code.org outlines an effort to give students greater access to computer science education.
See video
Speaker: Larry Rosenstock
Larry Rosenstock of High Tech High describes his charter schools' approach to designing learning experiences.
See video
Speaker: Sean Pica
Sean Pica describes how he developed an accredited, degree-granting college program for prisons.
See video
Speaker: Chris Emdin, PhD
Chris Emdin speaks to student engagement in 21st century learning opportunities, such as dialogues hosted via Twitter.
See video
Speaker: Taylor Mali
Poet Taylor Mali talks about how his poem "What Teachers Make" inspired a movement to create 1,000 new teachers.
See video
Speaker: Nina Simon
Nina Simon discusses how social objects can bridge the gap between individual and collective experience.
See video
Speaker: Matt Harding
Matt Harding, charts the growth of an of his big idea: dancing in the style of local communities to illustrate a world without fear.
See video
Speaker: Stephen Ritz
Stephen Ritz talks about seeding change by teaching his students how to grow, feed, build sustainably, and transform mindsets and...
See video
Speaker: Nirvan Mullick
Nirvan Mullick discusses his short film "Caine's Arcade" and how one boy's imagination transformed a moment of...
See video
Speaker: Joe Orrach
See video
Speaker: Erin McKean
See video
Speaker: Luis Von Ahn
Realizing economic disparity often means educational disparity, Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo
See video
Speaker: Ali Partovi
Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, recognizes that expanding computer science education requires first dispelling common myths
See video
Speaker: PJ Hirabayashi
The body shapes the way we think, says PJ Hirabayashi, who discovered, through Taiko drumming
See video
Speaker: Michael Sorrell
How We Are Building the New Urban College Model
See video
Speaker: Kylee Majkowski
Inspiring a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Thinking
See video
Emily Church, Prize Manager, announces the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, a competition that challenges teams from around the world to...
See video
Speaker: Farnaz Ronaghi
Farnaz Ronaghi, co-founder and Director of Engineering at NovoEd, designed and developed the Venture Lab platform at Stanford University...
See video
Nathaniel Manning, Director of Business and Strategy at Ushahidi, describes how they build open source software for making sense of data....
See video
Missy Sherburne, Chief Partnerships Officer of DonorsChoose.org, describes the amazing growth of an online charity that makes it easy for...
See video
Speaker: Paul Kruchoski
Paul Kruchoski, Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, describes the effort to elevate education diplomacy across the Dept.'s...
See video
Speaker: Angela Jackson
Angela Jackson, award winning social entrepreneur and founder of Global Language Project, describes the driving force behind her non-profit...
See video
Speaker: Tess Posner
Tess Posner, Managing Director of SamaUSA, describes how she built and launched a program that provides low-income Americans with digital...
See video
Speaker: Stephen Ritz
Stephen Ritz, Founder of Green Bronx Machine, and Peter Findler, history teacher at Washington's Latin Public High School, tell their...
See video
Speaker: Steve Good
Steve Good, Executive Director of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Five Keys Charter Schools, provides an inside glimpse of the the...
See video
Speaker: Jackie Barrow
Former secondary school teacher and language instructor from the village of Diggle, England, Jackie Barrow tells of her adventure joining...
See video
Speaker: Logan Kahle
San Francisco high school student, Logan Kahle, discusses his in-depth studies as part of the program he and his parents devised called “...
See video
A professional hula hooper, Kari Revolva, wows Big Ideas Fest 2014 audience with her story of why she said "no" to Oprah. Her...
See video
Speaker: Gabrielle Lyon
Gabrielle Lyon explains how her organization, Project Exploration, inspires kids to pursue careers in science.
See video
Nic, and his organization Wikiseat, use chair building as a tactile backdrop for a variety of lesson plans.
See video
Speaker: Marie Cini, PhD
Marie Cini explains how her institution personalizes the education process for adult learners.
See video
Sproutel founders Hannah Chung and Aaron Horowitz discuss the educational healthcare toy they created: a stuffed bear named Jerry.
See video
Speaker: Mo Qayoumi
Mo Qayoumi discusses how new technologies can be harnessed to transform higher education.
See video
Michelle Fine discusses the importance of accountability to diverse needs in designing participatory action research.
See video
Speaker: Joan Blades
Founder of MoveOn.org, talks about the lessons talk includes lessons in movement building, such as staying persistent and listening in...
See video
Speaker: Khalid Smith
Khalid Smith, Education Leader at Startup Weekend, talks about the process of uniting educators with designers and entrepreneurs and --...
See video
Speaker: George Lakoff
George Lakoff, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley, emphasizes that the bridge between existing...
See video
Co-founders of Smarthistory, demystify traditional representations of images, widen access to art, and use technology to reform art history...
See video
Speaker: Karen Cator
Karen Cator stresses the importance of creating the conditions for participatory learning, including the adoption of evolved digital-age...
See video
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President of Say Yes to Education, Inc., talks about creating structures that allow for educational innovations to...
See video
Speaker: Kiff Gallagher
Kiff Gallagher explains how his organization MusicianCorps works as an "operating system" for a field of fragmented artists, and...
See video
Speaker: Naif Al-Mutawa
Naif Al-Mutawa, CEO of THE 99, fosters interfaith dialogue through a comic series that features Muslim characters and culture.
See video
Speaker: William Brown
William Brown, Director of the Eli Whitney Museum, explains how teachers can use innovation, non-tradtional education models to bring out...
See video
Speaker: Kimberly Bryant
Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code, explains how her organization is changing the face of education by teaching computer...
See video
Speaker: Neeru Khosla
Neeru Khosla, of CK-12 Foundation, introduces a low-cost tool that lets teachers and students customize the learning experience.
See video
Speaker: Jade Trinh
Business major Jade Trinh speaks of stumbling into an entrepreneurship course that revealed an unexpected and exciting new path.
See video
Speaker: Martha Kanter
Martha Kanter. U.S. Dept. of Ed., emphasizes importance of accessible education, critical thinking to job success and democracy.
See video
Speaker: Nasser Paydar
Indiana University East uses new models, fewer resources to go from lowest state retention rates to highest in four years.
See video
Speaker: Gerald Richards
Gerald Richards, CEO of 826 National, describes unique storefronts where kids are stimulated to learn, create and share.
See video
Speaker: Adora Svitak
At age eight, Adora Svitak began to teach students twice her age. Now 14, she shares revelation that learning is not a weakness.
See video
Speaker: Lee LeFever
Lee LeFever and his wife make videos explaining complex things in minutes. Learn how they scale and spread a passion for learning.
See video
Speaker: Jody Lewen
Jody Lewen, ED of the Prison University Project, explains fear of vulnerability is often the primary challenge for her students.
See video
With higher ed. no longer the sole source of knowledge, and its traditions irrelevant, Greg Anderson says we must adapt or die.
See video
Speaker: Danny Hillis
Danny Hillis, Chairman/Co-Founder of Applied Minds, asks us to imagine a learning map that goes beyond existing search engines.
See video
Speaker: Brewster Kahle
Brewster Kahle’s mission to customize his son’s education led to scaling customized model beyond those who could afford it.
See video
Univ. of St. Thomas engineering professor describes using sense of play to find science, engineering lessons in almost anything.
See video
Speaker: William Ayers
Considering past inequities, Univ. of Illinois professor explores aspects of modern education we will one day find unimaginable.
See video
Speaker: Barbara Chow
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Ed. Program Director, Barbara Chow, makes case for policy as doorway to innovation and change.
See video
Speaker: Georgette Yakman
Georgette Yakman’s immigrant grandparents, family with Asperger syndrome, artistic stepfather led her to add Arts into STEM.
See video
Speaker: Mark Milliron
WGU Chancellor Mark Milliron’s radical proposal: Why not use data, technology to give learners real-time feedback on progress?
See video
Enrique Legaspi teaches at forefront of student interests, helping them create, curate and share work using video, social media.
See video
Speaker: Kaycee Eckhardt
Kaycee Eckardt, high school teacher, New Orleans' 9th Ward, advocates chancing innovation, prototyping and piloting new ideas.
See video
Speaker: Diego Navarro
After his own traumatic life experience, Navarro founded a program empowering high-risk students to succeed in school and life.
See video
Anastasoff had the idea to create a "domestic peace corps," recruiting STEM professionals to become full-time teachers.
See video
Speaker: David Merrill
Evolving the way we interact with technology, David Merrill designed Siftables: cookie-sized computers used for creative learning.
See video
Speaker: Stephen Breslin
Stephen Breslin, explains how letting kids play a key role in designing an interactive fountain freed their untapped potential.
See video
Speaker: Maya Enista
Maya Enista of Mobilize.org argues that – if inspired and empowered – Millennials (born from 1976-1996) can start leading today.
See video
Speaker: Sugata Mitra
In 1999, Dr. Sugatra Mitra placed an unattended computer in a city slum. Hear how his project proved curiosity can cause learning.
See video
Speaker: Paul Freedman
Paul Freedman claims the real trick to accessing capital is to not worry. Learn how he funded online Ivy Bridge Community College.
See video
Speaker: Trung Le
Trung Le sought to redesign schools with an aesthetic combining learning and design to stimulate discovery, growth, imagination.
See video
Speaker: Curtis Wong
Curtis Wong outlines a tool allowing students to explore the full sky, or beneath Earth’s crust, and create tutorials/tests.
See video
Speaker: Heather Joseph
Heather Joseph speaks on “SPARC,” a global alliance of librarians that works with many stakeholders to lift barriers to learning.
See video
Speaker: Ariel Sacks
Arial Sacks explains Teacherpreneurship, the idea that teachers can help plan solutions to student problems with time, resources.
See video
Speaker: Erin McKean
Erin McKean pioneered Wordnik.com, an interactive dictionary that has transformed the dictionary into a social gathering place.
See video
Speaker: Christopher Rush
Hear how Christopher Rush co-developed a learning algorithm to test what students need, how they need it, and when they need it.
See video
Speaker: Sharyn Gabriel
Sharyn Gabriel initiated a digital art program utilizing games to capture students' attention, merging technology and education.
See video
Constance Steinkuehler started an after-school program for high school boys who do well in gaming, but struggle in school.
See video
Speaker: Mark Horner
Mark Horner describes the process of creating free, open licensed, digital textbooks and an open press.
See video
Speaker: Salman Khan
Khan Academy founder describes how a free online learning platform exemplifies the power of self-paced, web-based learning.
See video
Speaker: David Calkins
David Calkins’ robot competitions changed contestants’ lives. He believes competition and collaboration can enhance education.
See video
Speaker: Garry Gaber
After a decade of making Star Wars games, Garry Gaber, President/CEO Escape Hatch Entertainment, turned his talents to education.
See video
Speaker: Tony Jackson
Inspired to make American students more globally competitive, Tony Jackson redesigned his schools using four innovative techniques.
See video
Speaker: Sandy Shugart
Sandy Shugart, of Valencia Community College, is a published poet and songwriter.
He brings “music with a point” to BIF.
See video
Speaker: Yvonne Chan
Coming from China at age 17, Yvonne Chan had a dream: changing our educational system. Find out how she did just that.
See video
High School students Ashly Nand, Cesar Gomez explain how AVID and Roadtrip Nation have helped, empowered and guided them.
See video
Speaker: Dr. Myra Strober
Dr. Strober, Stanford Univ., explains how less specialization will inspire innovation and creativity, driving educational reform.
See video
Speaker: Kevin Johnson
Former-NBA-star-turned-mayor Kevin Johnson helped transform Sacramento’s lowest performing schools into the city’s top five.
See video
Speaker: Deborah Quazzo
Co-founder of NeXtAdvisors, Deborah Quazzo, tells the story of Mr. Sun who changed the dynamic of public education of South Korea.
See video
Speaker: Dr. Erik Duval
Dr. Duval believes that if we are able to create in abundance and fail, we can learn why we fail, opening a door to innovation.
See video
Dr. Joel Westheimer, Univ. of Ottawa professor, believes policies like No Child Left Behind basically outlaw critical thinking.
See video
Speaker: Matt Fritzinger
Matt Fritzinger, founder, NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League, explains its benefits to students, teachers, education.
See video
Speaker: Neeru Paharia
Neeru Paharia and her colleagues posed the question: What if every person in the world could get a free online college education?
See video
Speaker: Alan Kay
President of Viewpoints Research Institute, Alan Kay, articulates the differences between big ideas and powerful ideas.
See video
Speaker: Gever Tulley
Understanding that kids are not "recipe learners," but instead like to make things, Gever Tulley decided to let them do just that.
See video
Speaker: Brewster Kahle
Setting out to make all knowledge accessible to everyone via the internet, Brewster Kahle founded Internet Archive.
See video
Dr. Bartels formed Exploratorium, where kids spend half the day in informal settings, exploring their own interests and passions.
See video
University of Utah Associate Professor Dr. Erin O'Connell uses gangsta rap to help her students engage with Homer's The Iliad.
See video
Speaker: Mike Marriner
A post-high school road trip to find his passion led Mike Marriner to scale his experience to help American high school students.
See video
Speaker: Hal Plotkin
Hal Plotkin, Office of the Under Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Ed., explains President Obama's plans for the future of education.
Syndicate content