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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TED Talks Vacation Playlists

The TED bloggers are on vacation for the next two weeks. While they're away the TED Blog is publishing a new playlist for each day. The playlists are arranged around a theme. Monday's theme was nature. Tuesday's theme was "be here now." Watch the TED Blog for the next educational and entertaining playlists.


Jackie Gerstein started a great wiki about building lessons around TED Talks. The wiki is called Teaching With Ted. The pages of Teaching With Ted are organized to feature a TED Talk(s) followed by links to related resources and ideas for teaching the concepts/ideas discussed in the TED Talk video. For example, there is a wiki page featuring Jill Bolte's talk about brain science and strokes. Following the video is a link to a page of activities about neuroscience. If you have a PB Works account you can edit the wiki and add your contributions for other educators to benefit from. I just edited it a few minutes ago myself.

Applications for EducationTeaching With TED is a good place to find thought provoking videos and discussion questions for use in your classroom. Teaching With TED is a wiki so if you have ideas about teaching with TED Talks submit your suggestions to Teaching With TED