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Monsters University Final Trailer and clips (2013) Pixar Movie HD

Monsters University

(2013)
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Synopsis vie IMDb
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Vectorvault Tours the Niagara College Campus

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada –

Teaming up to change the way we interact with vectors and the talented people who create them

Niagara college Research & Innovation

A Change of pace

Today was no ordinary day. Today was special for a couple of reasons. The first, I got to crawl out of my little office hurricane and hit the road. Something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. So, I traded downtown grid lock for the open road of Southern Ontario. What a day for a road trip. Vineyards as far as the eye could see and beautiful lake Ontario spilling in under bridges and through canals. A stunning drive. I’m talking about Niagara, Ontario. The home of some excellent, award-winning wine and (as I learned today) a hidden wealth of talent, craftsmanship and good taste. I felt as though I had discovered something. This is a beautiful part of Ontario that I am glad I had a chance to experience.

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Trading in “Virtual Reality” for a little “Reality”

The second reason for me coming to this place was to meet a team. Not over the phone, or Skype or in a volley of emails. But Old school. In person. You know, the way the pioneers used to do it.
I excepted an invitation to see things for myself. I got a chance to shake a few hands today with Krystle, Dave and Collin from the Niagara College Research & Innovation Department. And I’m glad I did. A great group.
Their team has accepted a challenge to solve a particular puzzle for Vectorvault. And together, we placed the pieces on the chess board. Today was special. Today was important…
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(VIDEO) Khan Academy – Education Revolution

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Rethinking the way we think about education.

A couple of weeks ago, I met this brilliant young entrepanour name Kyron Baxter. Even though, he is almost half my age, he was twice as smart as me. An impressive individual who is embarking on the task of changing the way that we approach education.
Tonight on 60 minutes, they did a remarkable story on Salman Khan, the man behind Khan Academy. I immediately thought about Kyron. Both of them have shot to the top of my “hero list“. Kyron, I hope you saw this.

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created by Salman Khan. Shantanu Sinha is the President and COO of the Khan Academy. With the stated mission “of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the Academy supplies a free online collection of over 2,000 videos on mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and economics.

The Khan Academy also provides a web-based exercise system that generates problems for students based on skill level and performance. Khan believes his academy points to an opportunity to overhaul the traditional classroom by using software to create tests, grade assignments, highlight the challenges of certain students, and encourage those doing well to help struggling classmates.”

Source: lasdandkhanacademy
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“In the September 27th issue of the New Yorker, columnist Nicholas Lemann wrote about the state of American education. He called it, “a narrative of crisis.” In my personal equation, education is better served up as “a narrative of conflict.” Anytime I indulge my need to fill the gulf between classroom teaching and my child’s learning I am usually trapped within a quagmire of blame and denigration. One high-schooler, who requested anonymity, touched on some of his issues with classroom education: “The teacher goes too fast. She covers one section a day and the next day she leads from where she left off. Other kids seem to know what she’s saying, so I don’t ask questions. I plan on coming home and figuring it out.” But, as the teenager experienced, “catching up” becomes the catchphrase for the entire quarter, semester and then the year. So the question becomes, is the (public) school system weighted down with teachers intent on teaching the material, and not teaching the kids?”

Source: sjbeez.org

Salman Khan has developed a project that is sweeping the world like wildfire. His teaching style and charm have captured our attention here at Vectorvault. We want to learn more. Hit continue to take a closer look from his talk at TED 2011:
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