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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

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TED: Ideas worth spreading is a collection of dynamic speakers and short videos that can be used for a variety of educational purposes. While they are topical they are also so good that they could be integrated in many disciplines.  These are, as TED says, "Riveting talks that are free to the world." Organized by newest, most watched, most emailed, most translated, these are too good to have listed in MERLOT as single entries. TED Conferences are too expensive for many of us to attend and by... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: July 21, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 04, 2011
Keywords: riveting ideas, World class, great orators, multi purpose, short videos, keynote speakers


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Avatar for Pamela Howe
6 years ago

Pamela Howe (Consultant)

This site is exceptionally well done and informative. I find these presentations very useful in my professional career as well as an excellent learnin supplement.

Avatar for norbert boruett
6 years ago

norbert boruett (Health Care Professional)

Useful material to teach students analytical and critical thinking skills.The article appreciates global problems,specifically the relationship between poverty and sustainability.

Concludes well that consumation is the issue not population. Pets in the developed world are better off,compared with people suving in the developing world. Efficiency, we need to consume less and produce more.

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Windows media player, and internet are the software needed.

Time spent reviewing site: 29 minutes

Avatar for Deborah W. Proctor, Ph.D.
6 years ago

Deborah W. Proctor, Ph.D. (Administrator)

Some resources are good, some are great, TED Talks are stellar.

Technical Remarks:

Easy access and good directions on how to use these.
Time spent reviewing site: I go to this site at least once a week. I have these on my IPOD and share them with family, friends, and educators in Minnesota.