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Tammy
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If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to her speak, you're missing out.

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter

*amazed*

[ March 23, 2011, 01:34 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]

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Kwea
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I love Hatrack for many reasons, but one of the best things I have learned about while posting here are these TED talks.

Some of them have changed the way I think about the world.

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Tammy
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
Some of them have changed the way I think about the world.

Isn't that the truth!
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Might you have any particular recommendations, Kwea?
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One time a drunk college girl at a bar came up to me and said YOU NEED TO WATCH TED TALKS. It was the best way I've been hit on ever. Another time, I got to discuss TED talks with someone who had just broken his leg, while we waited with him for over an hour for the paramedics to arrive. Three of my professors open up their first class of the semester with TED talks about the class subject, and it's pretty much the most inspiring thing possible to open with. TED is kinda awesome.
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I recently had a philosophy class in which the teacher probably showed us at least half a dozen various TED talks, in full. Not a bad way to use classtime.
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Strider
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what philosophy class Megabyte?
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Strider
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I wasn't moved as much as some others by Sarah Kay's talk, but I AM incredibly impressed that he's only 22 years old.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
I wasn't moved as much as some others by Sarah Kay's talk, but I AM incredibly impressed that he's only 22 years old.

Well, maybe if you watch it and think of her as a she, it might move you more. [Wink]
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that does put a different spin on things. [Razz]

whoops!

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Honestly, I spent 3 days at a hospice case working overnights, and I watched about 40 of them. [Big Grin]

I remember one about how cell phones were changing the face of the world, and in specific how all of these places in India had sprung up to repair cell phones.....and how that made schools to teach how to fix them in demand........how each of these things were unexpected, and how they impact the local economies, and wage rates, education levels of the local populaces.....all sorts of things.

I watched musical performances, poets, tech talks, all sorts of things. [Big Grin]

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Anybody have some good suggestions for ones that are appropriate for high school students (freshmen?)

I teach a freshman studies class that is wide open - I can pretty much cover anything I want, and I thought some of these might be worth using in class, especially as discussion starters.

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Belle, my all time favorite is Mike Rowe's celebration of dirty jobs. He ends his talk by suggesting that war has been declared on 'work' and we need to change that. Lots of fun, with a thought provoking ending.

Also just found this: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. I haven't watched it yet so I can't comment on it's content, but the title was intriguing!!

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The Ken Robinson talk is one of my favorite TED talks.

There's another TED thread floating around (one of many) where some of us posted our favorite talks. I think Tatiana started it.

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quote:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity.
That was amazing! Loved the Jillian story, made me want to cry! YES!!!
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thanks guys and thanks to whoever bumped the thread!
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Kwea
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How to listen, by a deaf percussionist.

Cell phone talk

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Commencment - JK Rowlining on the fringe benifits of failure

Bobby McFerrin

Printing Organs
Bill Gates on state funding of schools, and why that sucks.
Wii hacks that are changing the world, literally (standing ovation from TED people included at the end)...

[ March 25, 2011, 08:28 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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quote:
Bill Gates on state funding of schools, and why that cucks.

That sounds, umm, really bad somehow . . . [ROFL]
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Fixed, but it WAS funnier that way. [Big Grin]
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