Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An AMAZING website

If you are reading this, you likely know me. If you know me, you likely have noticed my fondness for ‘Big Ideas’.

Well, last spring I had my first encounter with a website that is dedicated to the ‘Big Idea’. The website is: www.ted.com, and it is full of different 3 minute to 30 minute videos of talks from their various conferences.

TED stands for TECHNOLOGY, ENTERTAINMENT and DESIGN and if there is one conference/convention that I hope to attend before my big ideas cease, it is this one! The site is billed as: Inspired talks by the world's leading thinkers and doers

For the past year or so I have been visiting when I have time and searching for educational talks and/or other interesting ones. I plan on linking a few of them to the blog in the next little while (now that I am ‘re-activated’), but for now here is a list of my most recent favorites. If you are so motivated, you may search for them at ted.com.

Sir Ken Robinson – ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity’

Dave Eggers – ‘Once Upon a School’ where he talks about involving the community more in schools.

Daniel Goleman – ‘Why Aren’t We All Good Samaritans’ where he speaks on the topic of compassion

Richard St. John – ‘8 Secrets of Success’ shared in 3 Minutes

The other day I discovered an amazing way to access the TED TALKS….there is an APPLICATION for the iPod Touch/iPhone that connects the iPod via wi-fi and hooks me up with the latest TED videos….having access to TED via wi-fi is great for kicking around the house…..

Might be worth a look if you have a Touch and wi-fi….


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