Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: 60 Minutes Airs Segment On TED Talks

Charlie Rose did a segment on TED Talks tonight on 60 Minutes. I’ve embedded the video below. You can read the transcript at CBS News here and see segments that didn’t make the final cut. I actually think those (including one on criticism it receives) are more interesting then what they showed on television. TED Talks also published a blog post about the show.

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

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.