Jack Olmsted's Blog (36)

TEDxRedmond: Lessons From Children - Celebrating Our Youngest Teachers

By Ardith Davis Cole, teacher, author, literacy consultant



When I was six I taught my neighbor who was seven to ride a bike. Years later, as a teacher of six-year-olds, I watched as my students taught others in their class. They even participated in conferences with me; thus, our audiences learned lessons from children. Now, the Internet allows viewers all over the world to witness the teaching ability of students. We can see for ourselves what… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on November 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Meet Fifth Grader Iain Coates KidReporter/Paleontologist





If YouTube is blocked at your classroom, you can watch Iain's video on SchoolTube.



11-year-old Iain Coates shows off his stuff animal peniguin collection, plays the cello, talks about paleontology and his other… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on October 21, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

TEDxRedmond - Priya Ganesan - Creativity in School



TEDxRedmond is "by kids, for kids" with a theme of "Power to the Students." With over four hundred youth attendees watching in the all-youth theater, this was one of the largest TEDx events entirely for youth. Organized by an all-youth committee headed by former TED speaker Adora Svitak, TEDxRedmond focused on issues (like education) pertaining to youth as well as adults.



Priya Ganesan is a teenage poet, book reviewer,…

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Added by Jack Olmsted on October 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

TEDxRedmond: High School Junior Olivia Interviews Adora Svitak, 12



Amazing-Kids News Reporter Olivia sits down with Adora Svitak, host of TEDxRedmond 2010, in the Microsoft Convention Center during the dinner that was provided by BING for all the attendees and speakers.



A link to all the TEDxRedmond video presentations will be posted here… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on September 19, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

TEDxRedmond Conference Brings Some of the World’s Youngest Artists, Writers and Musicians to Speak on Microsoft Campus

Organizer Adora Svitak says she hopes to empower and inspire attendees with a conference organized by kids, for kids. Read Story





Adora Svitak, 12, is the host of TEDxRedmond, a local TED program that is being organized "by kids, for kids" that will be held Saturday September 18 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond,…

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Added by Jack Olmsted on September 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Adora Svitak, Author/Teacher/Journalist, ISTE Video Report



Twelve-year-old Adora Svitak produced this video report from the 2010 ISTE education conference in Denver,… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on July 25, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

TEDxDenver ED - Teaching into Tomorrow: Live Tonight On uStream

TEDxDenverED, Teaching into Tomorrow



Our goal is to foster and spread great ideas that will impact K12 education in America. We aim to provide a platform where the smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most fascinating teachers will be inspired and will have the opportunity to inspire others.



A diverse group of educators, innovators and problem-solvers in attendance will have the opportunity to learn…

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Added by Jack Olmsted on June 28, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments

Adora Svitak TEDxRedmond Host Interview



Adora Svitak, 12, is the host of TEDxRedmond, a local TED program that is being organized "by kids, for kids" that will be held Saturday September 18 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Follow on Twitter.



In her interview, Adora explains what TEDx is, how she got inspired to set-up her own TEDx event and some of the issues she has run into… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on June 8, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

Adora Svitak: Twelve-year-old Teacher

Adora Svitak is an American child prodigy and internationally published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, and full-length books.



Adora first became known to the public when, at the age of 6, she was recognized on local news in Seattle for her writing abilities.



Adora became an object of national interest at the age of 7 when she appeared with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Her book Flying Fingers describes… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on June 6, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

3D Classroom - Lessons that Come to Life



10-year-old TIME For Kids Reporter Brennan LaBrie writes about his visit in April to an elementary school 3D Classroom in Dallas, Texas. Read Article…

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Added by Jack Olmsted on June 5, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Advice For Future Middle School Teacher



What advice do you have for high school senior and 2010 Mason County Forest Festival Queen, Taylor Robecker, about becoming a middle school… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on May 17, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

4th Grader Brennan LaBrie Interviews Siegfried Behrens Microsoft General Manager, U.S. Education in D.C.



At the 2010 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals in Washington D.C., 10-year-old Brennan LaBrie, TIME For Kids, interviewed Siegfried Behrens, Microsoft General Manager, U.S. Education, about the role technology will play in the classroom of the… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on May 7, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Seeking Virtual Youth Reporters For Youth Olympic Games

I'm seeking virtual youth reporters to interview Youth Ambassabors and Youth Olympic athletes using Skype, webcam, VodBurner, a video editing program and that has a SchoolTube or YouTube account. Online instruction and support is available on a private ning network.





Using the Skype video recorder from VodBurner, I conducted a face-to-face interview with Erin Kennedy,… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on April 15, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

SPEAKING HIS MIND: Marcelas Owens Speaks Out for Healthcare

by Brennan LaBrie





History was made last Tuesday when President Barack Obama signed the healthcare bill into law.



Marcelas Owens, an 11-year-old from Seattle,… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on March 26, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Brennan LaBrie, 10, Presentation At Totem Falls Elementary

On January 13-14, 2010, TIME For Kids reporter Brennan LaBrie gave a presentation to 600 K-6 students at Totem Falls Elementary. Part 1…



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Added by Jack Olmsted on January 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cub reporter, 10, to report on Winter Olympics in Vancouver

By Jeff Chew

Peninsula Daily News



PORT TOWNSEND, WA -- He's Brennan LaBrie, kid reporter, a title he takes seriously -- and next week he takes it all the way to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.



At 10, LaBrie is the youngest reporter in the world known to be covering the 2010… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on January 17, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Team Awesome Filmmakers

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Spruce St. Weekly

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Team Awesome



A good movie takes good teamwork, and a team of young filmmakers who are strong believers in teamwork are currently launching a filmmakers co-op just for that reason. Mike Denman and Aaron Anderson, both based in Seattle, started Team Awesome for both "filmmakers and non-filmmakers," as Denman said.…



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Added by Jack Olmsted on January 12, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

In One Hour: Online Radio Interview With Video Production Teacher Trent Mitchell



This morning at 8:30am (PST) I'll be talking with Trent Mitchell, Video Production Teacher at Seattle Shorecrest High School about how his 4th period class made the above "Hey Ya - Music Video".…



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Added by Jack Olmsted on November 17, 2009 at 8:37am — No Comments

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