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.
There are about 130 videos there so far — ranging from five-to-ten minutes. And it contains an amazing variety of interviewees. I can’t think of a more useful resource for educator professional development.
I’m honored that he’s coming to our school on Tuesday to interview me.
This video and lesson is a couple of years old, but is new to me. Here’s how TED-Ed describes it:
Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad. By allowing one field hand to do the work of 10, it powered a new industry that brought wealth and power to the American South — but, tragically, it also multiplied and prolonged the use of slave labor. Kenneth C. Davis lauds innovation, while warning us of unintended consequences.