Wednesday, November 21, 2007

[TIPS] More from TED

Q: What do these folks have in common: Neil Turok, Dave Eggers, and Karen Armstrong?

A: They are all winners of the Ted Prize and will be granted a Wish

Watch the Ted site for the video of their acceptance speeches. I’m looking forward to it.

In the meantime, check out this page: http://www.ted.com/index.php/pages/view/id/6 It collects the videos by themes. “The Power of Cities”, “Animals that Amaze”, “Rethinking Poverty”, “The Rise of Collaboration” and more. Hover over a picture to see the talks dealing with that topic.

You know, I’ve GOT to believe that we’ve got students in our schools who would be motivated and moved to action by some of these folks. Can’t we set aside part of a day each week/month to show a talk and invite conversation? Do you have a moodle site? Set up a discussion forum for those videos and let the kids talk about them. I’d LOVE to live long enough to hear back from a student or two who would point back to that video as being a defining moment in their lives.

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