Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture - Classroom Edition

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Experience the moving words that generated a national bestselling book and inspired millions to believe in the power of achieving their childhood dreams. Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was asked to deliver his "Last Lecture" -- part of a series designed to examine the final lessons a speaker would impart when facing his or her own mortality. For Pausch, who had recently received a terminal cancer ...
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Overview

Experience the moving words that generated a national bestselling book and inspired millions to believe in the power of achieving their childhood dreams. Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was asked to deliver his "Last Lecture" -- part of a series designed to examine the final lessons a speaker would impart when facing his or her own mortality. For Pausch, who had recently received a terminal cancer diagnosis, the topic was anything but hypothetical. The inspirational lecture Pausch delivered, titled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," became an instant sensation and resonated with people around the globe. Although Pausch lost his cancer battle on July 25, 2008, his legacy lives on through The Last Lecture. This Last Lecture DVD is specifically designed for classroom use and includes a downloadable educator's guide with discussion guides, activities, and web links for additional resources. It also includes an interview with Pausch and a photo gallery.
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This Last Lecture Classroom Edition DVD includes a downloadable educator's guide with discussion guides, activities, and web links for additional resources; an interview with Randy Pausch; and a Pausch family photo gallery.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2008
  • UPC: 786936789171
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,265

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good for planning purposes and showing clips

    I bought this DVD because I thought it would be great to have as part of my teacher resources. It is great for planning purposes and showing clips, but I was highly disappointed when I used it to show the entire lecture. I have used "The Last Lecture" in my classes before but I usually showed it via Youtube.com. When I used the DVD instead of YouTube, I was disappointed that it was the condensed, edited verison and it just didn't have the same impact. My students who had seen the YouTube verison commented that the DVD verison edited out a lot of the jokes that Randy made during his lecture etc. On the other hand, the DVD is shorter (runtime about 30min) which is good for shorter classes but the impact is just not the same.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspirational

    One word describes Randy's choice how to deal with his situation Inspirational! His strength of spirit and belief about eternity really touched me and my family. I hope I can live my live with as much purpose as Randy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very moving

    I saw the original you-tube video of the original speech, it was unedited, just randy. i sat riveted at my desk for more then an hour. i had been diagnosed with prostate cancer just months earlier. i was 48.<BR/>In order to correct the editorial of this DVD saying "..."Last Lecture" -- part of a series designed to examine the final lessons a speaker would impart when facing his or her own mortality..."<BR/>The Last Lecture series at CM is NOT about people facing their mortality, it is open to all tenured faculty as they are leaving the school so they could give a Last Lecture discussing their time at the school. <BR/>It was Randy who was offered this opportunity to speak that used it to face his mortality and speak of his life's dream fulfilled. He wanted to make it his life's Last Lecture.<BR/>The book was great and I HIGHLY recommend it to those with cancer and everyone else less fortunate than those of us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Worthy Read

    This was one of the most beautiful and emotional books I have ever read. I am glad that I was able to read this and learned many lessons from it. I found myself highlighing and smiling. While it is a poignant read because of what was to come it was still a somewhat celebratory book about life.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This was so valuable to students to learn what is really important in life: the qualify of your relationships, integrity and being true to yourself.

    This is one of the most thought provoking, moving and life-changing presentations for both young people and adults alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Randy Pausch - An Inspiration for all

    Excellent speech. I never tire listening to Mr. Pausch. He had a great talent in his work and a great love for his dear family. His legacy will carry on for many, many years to come. Those who listen will be inspired with his love of life, family and beliefs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Amazing!

    I had heard of Randy and his "Last Lecture" in the Winter of 2008. When I found this DVD in BN I was glad I did not "miss" him speaking. The grace and strength and JOY IN LIFE this man had is truly exceptional and inspiring. The grace, courage and outlook on life is amazing!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    What An Inspiration!

    As I began to read "The Last Lecture" I could hear Randy's voice (from the TV interviews I had seen). This man had such wonderful insight into what was important to leave as his legacy not only to his family but to his students, colleagues, and every person who reads his book. It has been a long time since I found a book that I needed to highlight passages and make margin-notes. This book is one you can read over and over again and find something new to discover. I wish there were more teachers like Randy. His care and concern for others will live on and on. I wish his family well. Give this book to your family and friends. It is an inspiration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Book.

    The book wasn't what I expected, but I loved it. Dr. Pausch is an amazing person. I would have loved to have had him as a teacher. The book celebrated his life. He cared a lot about his children and he was always happy. I have suggested this book to all my friends. Great Read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspiration for all Ages

    ¿The Last Lecture¿ by Randy Pausch and Jeffery Zaslow, was an amazingly inspiration book about how a man, even in the midst of a terminal illness, can still find hope and manage to live his life to the fullest. Randy Pausch was a man who always tried to find the positives in life, and even learning that he had limited time to live due to ten tumors in his pancreas did not stop him from trying to spread his message in one final lecture. Throughout the story Randy spoke about his goals as a child and how he achieved them, demonstrating the power of a childhood dream. Also, as the book progresses Randy talks about how people should not only focus on their own goals, but to also find a way to help others achieve their goals. What I really enjoyed about this book was how through Randy¿s messages, I felt that I had received a new outlook on life. As I got further and further through the book I often found myself thinking about how my life can be improved from his advice. The advise though, is not something that relates to a specific person, rather it relates to a vast group; this helps all people who read it and try to take something away from the book, in one way or another, become more of a leader. The only real dislike I had towards the book was that in some parts it became repetitive, but other than that it was a great read. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to try to become a better leader or someone who wishes to learn how to view life in a new and interesting way.

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