Think back to a conference where one of the keynote speakers got you really pumped and excited about teaching. Didn't that feel AWESOME?! Are there days when you could use that type of adrenaline? TED Talks can be a great way to get that feeling again. While I can talk about all the benefits to staff, I want to point out all the benefits to our students.
Okay, okay, I first off do not expect students to get as pumped and excited while watching TED Talks as we might and that's okay. A former high school English teacher said it best,“TED Talks make us pause and listen to the percolation of ideas—art, engineering, technology, the humanities, spoken word and more.” TED Talks can be powerful in classroom conversations.
Below are more links about utilizing TED Talks in the classroom and to the right are just a few videos for high school students. If you find a TED Talk you want to share with the staff, just provide the link in the comments section of this blog.
**Some of the videos on the TED Talk website can easily be downloaded. When you click on a talk, the Download icon will be on the right hand side of the screen. I highly recommend doing so to ensure a smooth video playback. If you can't download a video, let me know and I might be able to make it happen."**
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Why Believe In Others: Search For Meaning Victor Frankl
Ancient Wonders Captured in 3D Ben Kacyra
CyArk Projects - Great lesson plans for art, math, science, social studies