Pop! Tech looks very similar to TED Talks. It brings in “big thinkers” to give short presentations.
The major drawback, however, is that, unlike TED Talks, Pop! Tech uses Vimeo to host their videos, which means that most school content filters will block access. There are certainly ways to use them in schools (see The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School), but it will take more work than the TED Talks, which host their videos on their own site and is usually unblocked.
It definitely does have some great stuff, though, and is worth a periodic visit. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” because of the similarities.
I learned about the site through Alexander Russo, who posted about some recent education-related talks it hosted.
Thanks, Larry. I am the digital content/community manager for PopTech.
We are actually going to put our 2009 video in many online places (the older video is already on YouTube and a dozen other video aggregators, for example).
On Vimeo, you can download the source video (which is one way to show it), and you should also be able to play a video that’s on PopTech.org even though it’s hosted on Vimeo–would you let me know if not, please?
Delighted to hear you are using the videos, and we’re very pleased to be on educational resource lists–