Friday, June 06, 2014

TED Video

I would like you to watch at least three videos today from start to finish. Everyone must watch the Bobby McFerrin video. I give you some prompts to start a discussion on your blog. Some of these videos are about 10-20 minutes long. All are from a few years ago.

Please write a substantial blog post that reviews the videos.  Be sure to embed or link to videos and any additional information.

Hans Rosling: How data is cool. Think of your little Excel charts. Will you be ready to use data like this? This guy is fun to listen to.
Jeff Han: How displays will change. This would profoundly change how we use computers.  This is from six years ago.  How fast technology evolves (Hello iPod!).

John Maeda: A smart, funny guy talks about simplicity. Think about how simplicity is the driving force in design (hint: iPads).

Rives: This guy can talk.  Power of the spoken word.  I laughed out loud (also notice his use of powerpoint).  Check this poem about the internet by Rives.  Fascinating (and why you should work on your poetry).

Bobby McFerrin: How does that work without rehearsal?  Is music hard-wired to our brains?  Bobby's genius is awe inspiring.
John Bohannon: Why you should dance and not use powerpoint.  This is super-awesome. Can dance make you understand science?  Do that google search he speaks about. Any dancers here?  That would be an AWESOME project.
David Blaine: Not for the faint of heart.  Is he crazy, or focussed?
William Kamkwamba: Inspiring.  Many of you are 14.  What is on your resume?  Think about all that you have to work with here.
I will grade the work from Wednesday today.  Be sure it is submitted.

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