Do Schools Today Kill Creativity? (Ken Robinson, TEDTalks) - Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," and a leading expert on innovation in education and business. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.)

A Vision of K-12 Students Today - This video clip was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? - This four minute video from Steven Johnson visually pursues the key question.

The Machine is Us/ing Us - This video was first released in January 2007 and was viewed by over a million folks in a matter of days. It was created by professor Michael Wesch, a digital ethnographer from Kansas State University.

A Fair(y) Use Tale - Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.


Arts Education


CA Content Standards


Create CA

Google Arts & Culture


ISTE Standards

Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Hour of Code

Chrome Music Lab

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers


Authentic Assessment Toolbox




APA Formatting (OWL)