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What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks. Student Curran Stockton Gives a TEDx talk on technology and communication with the image of Steve Jobs in the background.

What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks

By Linda Flanagan When Kate Griffith brought a huge batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies into an 8th grade class, she was doing more than sharing her culinary talents with hungry kids. An 8th grader herself, Griffith was conducting an experiment as part of the background research for her upcoming TEDx presentation. The test was simple: anyone willing and able to wait an hour would be rewarded with three cookies. “One by one, the kids left,” Griffith says, until finally only five of the original 20 kids remained to claim their prize. Two years ago, Griffith was one of 10 students at the Lawton C. More than 10,000 TEDx events have been held around the world since the program was launched in 2009, including those put on by schools like the one in Summit. At Summit, Randy Wallock provides that support. Wallock recruited students that first year. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story. 3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think)

The 20 most popular talks of all time. Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice. There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky.

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” Or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape. First, let’s look at the often-confusing comma. What about the Oxford comma? Now, take an adjective such as “implacable” or a verb like “proliferate” or even another noun “crony,” and add a suffix, such as “-ity” or “-tion” or “-ism.” Finally, when it comes to good writing, don’t take the easy route! 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014. 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks. So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher. Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective. 1. 100,000 Tutors 2. Sugata Mitra won the 2013 TED Prize for his idea: Build a school in the cloud. 3.

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars. The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam.

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars

The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.Shia and Sunni are the two branches of Islam. They share most of the basic tenets and principles of the religion. Differences between Shias and Sunnis initially stemmed from political strife and not any spiritual disagreements. These differences originally appeared after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The so-called division of Muslims between Shia and Sunni is akin to the differences between Catholics and Protestants.It's not known precisely how many of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims are Shia. 9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers. February, 2014 We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the ones featured below come in handy.

9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers

This is basically a playlist that the folks in TED have recently compiled featuring some wonderful under 3 minutes talks. I think these could be good thinking prompts and discussion starters to use with your students in class. Enjoy 1- Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days 2- Richard St. 3- Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes. Themes. Lessons Worth Sharing. David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes. All kinds of minds. Mark Pagel: Hur språk förvandlade mänskligheten. The creative spark. Lisa Bu: Hur böcker kan öppna ditt sinne. Ramsey Musallam: 3 regler för att få lärande att gnistra. Angela Lee Duckworth: Nyckeln till framgång? Ihärdighet.