Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Day 30- TED.com
Exploration of this world begins with TED.com, but you can also find TED videos on YouTube, via the TED app, and through the TED podcasts. Also, a quick Google search will show that educators have curated lists of great TED videos in nearly every subject area (see below for some examples).
If you are looking for new ideas to spark your imagination or challenge your beliefs, TED is a great place to visit, and since there are new videos being added every day (thanks to annual conferences and TEDx events), there are always new ideas to explore.
The interactivity comes from responding to the videos through the TED community, by sharing the videos with colleagues and students, embedding the videos (which are not blocked by our firewalls) in your own blogs and websites, and ultimately attending, participating in, or even hosting a TEDx event (dare we dream?).
For now, we'll start small and stick to exploring the resource. Here are just a few of my favorite TED Talks:
Here are some other links that might guide your exploration as well:
8 Great TED Talks about the Future of Education and Teaching
Teaching With TED
TED ED Brain Trust
My Love Affair with TED
15 TED Talks for Teachers to Watch
Why Schools Need to Use TED Talks
Top 10 TED Talks for Music Education
25 Awe-Inspiring Science Talks on TED
15 Best TED Talks for History Buffs
20 Incredible TED Talks for Math Geeks
As your final assignment for the first-ever EVSC 30-Day Web 2.0 Challenge, we would like you to explore TED.com, identify a video that you could use in your classroom or in your professional practice, and describe how you would use that video to drive learning. Please share the title and speaker in your response so that the rest of us can find the video to which you refer in your response.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge this semester. Whether you completed every part or not, we hope that you will join us next Tuesday, December 13th at 3:00 at the TIC for a celebration for those who participated, and for the drawing of the winner of the iPad 2! If you want to make sure that all of your submissions have been accounted for, here is the link:
30-Day Challenge Tally Sheet