This week is about using media, finding interesting topics, and exploring horizons.
The Technology Education and Design [TED] conference started some 30 years ago as a way for Silicon Valley, academia, and public intellectuals to share ideas and help set the stage for “the next big thing.” Partly as a response to criticisms of the cost of attending, partly as celebrating information transparency, the talks, more than 1,000 now, are free to view online.
Your goal: watch a TED talk and talk about why it moved you or made you think. We cannot all watch 18 talks, so be sure to reference a particular place in the talk that is key or memorable. You can do so by indicating the time.
TED talks are EASY to embed in your post. There is a special embed code for a ted talk you just cut and paste into wordpress.com See here for instructions.
TRY NOT TO REPEAT someone else’s talk.
Optional: you _might_ find a talk related to your paper 2 OR white paper. For example, thinking of Dan, i put in “patriot act.” The search result had this hit about ways to address violence. Or, Jenna is doing hers on the Khan academy. Well, Salman Khan has a talk there!