Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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May 16, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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TED Talks Starts A New Site, Though I’m Not Really Sure What It Is…

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TED Talks has just unveiled a new site called “Ideas.Ted.com”.

Here’s how they describe it:

ideas.TED.com is built to celebrate this: to track ideas that began decades ago and are now forging our current reality. And to follow new ideas that are still little more than crazy thoughts in their inventors’ heads.

Our goal is to provide useful context, relevant backstories and fresh, thought-provoking ways of looking at ongoing challenges. We’ll provide a smart, friendly space for discussion of the issues worth discussing.

I’m not really sure what that means, but I’m still adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

March 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“TED Talks” Unveils Redesigned Website With New Useful Tools

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TED Talks has just unveiled a new design for their website, and it now includes some additional useful tools.

You can see their list of the new tools here.

They include enhanced videos, the ability to save a list of the talks you’ve watched or want to watch, and the addition to many of the videos of speaker-suggested additional resources.

I’m adding this info to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

January 14, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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TED Talks Unveils TED-Ed Clubs For Students

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TED Talks has just unveiled a new program called TED-Ed Clubs.

I’ve embedded a video below about it but, basically, it’s designed to encourage young people to create their own versions of a TED Talk through starting a school club.

Helping students develop better speaking skills is great but, I don’t know about you, but I get tired just thinking of helping start and teach an after-school TED-Ed Club.

Fortunately, though, they seem to be open to teachers using their materials in class (some of which look decent). They published this teacher’s question:

I’m a teacher and want to use some of the TED-Ed Club curriculum to guide student classroom projects. How do I do that?

And here was their answer:

Apply to start a TED-Ed Club and we’ll work with you to figure out how you can incorporate some of the materials into your own curriculum.

So, if you’re interested, you can apply here.

I’m adding this info to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

May 10, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More On “TED Talks On Education”

Here are some new additions to The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”:

Bill Gates’s $5 billion plan to videotape America’s teachers is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. She highlights a piece I wrote for her column that I still think is the best thing I’ve ever written, Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way).

TED Talks Education speakers make playlists for you is from TED.

May 10, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”

I’ve published several posts on the recent TED Talks On Education extravaganza on PBS, and others have done the same.

I thought it would be useful for readers here for me to put them all together, and to continue to add to them.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations)

The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)

Here are my choices for The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”:

TED just posted Sir Ken Robinson’s talk. I’ve embedded it below, and you can read the transcript here:

You Can Now Watch Entire PBS TED Talks On Education Online

Complete Unedited Versions Of Last Night’s TED Talks On Education (Including Bill Gates & His $5 Billion Boondoggle)

Video: Angela Lee Duckworth On “The key to success? Grit”

Bill Gates’ TED Talk: Are Video Cameras the Missing Link? is by Anthony Cody.

Bill Gates’s $5 billion plan to videotape America’s teachers is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. She highlights a piece I wrote for her column that I still think is the best thing I’ve ever written, Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way).

TED Talks Education speakers make playlists for you is from TED.

Bill Gates’s Ridiculous TED Talk, Part III: Shanghai Surprise is from Jersey Jazzman.

What Bill Gates Didn’t Say About Videotaping Teachers In His TED Talk On Education

Feel free to share your thoughts on the videos, and links to pieces you’ve written, in the comments.