Friday, April 13, 2012

TED Talks

In class, I was surprised to learn that some of you have never seen a TED talk. This week your assignment is to watch one and report back. In a TED talk, a major innovator in science, education, art, health, or anything creative is asked to talk. TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. It started out in 1984 as a conference in California and has grown to include projects, prizes, and the speaker series.

This is one is a good TED intro. It draws on several other recent TED talks.

My son's favorite:

Here are some of my other favorites:

Bill Gates on malaria:

Sugata Mitra on a education

Salman Khan on online learning

To find your own favorite TED talk, go here:

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