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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. Along with two annual conferences TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. The annual TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. Today, TED is therefore best thought of as a global community. It's a community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who have just two things in common: they seek a deeper understanding of the world, and they hope to turn that understanding into a better future for us all.

Published by TED Conferences, LLC in 2007

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Snapshot
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:Special Education
Professional Development
Leadership
Education
Computer Science
Technology
Performing Arts
Foreign Language
Fine Arts
Economics
Business
Science
Mathematics
History/Social Science
English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: clearinghouse
innovation
presentations
videos


Vocabulary
TED Fellows, TEDTalks, Open Translation, innovation, inspiration, world-changing innovators, clearinghouse


Essential Question(s)
1. Define what is meant by "Ideas worth spreading".
2. What are the "big issues" facing our global community?

Discussion Question(s)
1. Who would be an inspiration speaker for you?
2. How do you navigate the TED website to locate TEDTalks that address your interests? How is this process similar/different than navigating YouTube?

Extension and Activities
1. Language Arts - Create a multimedia presentation (18 minutes or less) on a TEDTalk. Browse the Themes to find a topic that interests you. Your presentation should include information on the presenter as well as examples/portions of his/her talk.
2. Mathematics- Use the search feature on TED.org to find mathematics topics. Read/listen to one of the mathematics topics. Create a 2 minute ad or podcast that will share the essence of the topic you have chosen.
3. History/Social Science - On the TED.org website first navigate to Talks and then Global Issues. Explore the Most
4. Emailed this Week. Create a video segment or write a news release for the topic that you have chosen.
5. Science - On the TED.org website navigate to Speakers then in the Science area select a speaker to summary his/her presentation. Use the Related Speaker section to another speaker. Create a table to present these two scientists side by side. Give information about the speaker, his/her topic and your interpretation on the importance of his/her topic.
6. Preforming/Visual Arts - Locate an artistic presentation. Write a review of the presentation that includes your opinion on the value of the performance.


"Research has borne out the potential for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as an aid to educators in support of each other, and, to improve the teaching and learning environment by modeling the self-organization and self-determination that are hallmarks of independent, lifelong learners. These characteristics help to reinforce the idea that everyone at school is both a teacher and a learner. My eCoach is the best tool of which I am aware that can support these self-organized, peer-learning groups.

Without question, My eCoach is a one-of-a-kind innovation that similar Open Source tools find difficult to approximate generally because there does not exist the same level of customer service. What My eCoach has made unique, no other has come close to creating the kind of safe, scaffolding environment of this system. Although a proprietary system, My eCoach is an "open environment" with the ability to integrate other school and district tools including Open Source tools."



pictureBernice Stafford
Educational Consultant
CILC - Carlsbad, California






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