TED-Ed website launches in beta, lets teachers customize video lessons TED-Ed Launches Groundbreaking Website with New Tools for Customized Learning TED-Ed Platform Allows Teachers to "Flip" Video Content and Create Tailored Lesson Plans NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading," today launches the second phase of its TED-Ed initiative: a groundbreaking website [ housed on TED.com that enables teachers to create unique lesson plans around TED-Ed video content. "Kohl's is committed to kids' education and we are thrilled to partner with TED to provide inspiring educational tools for teachers and students around the world" TED-Ed seeks to inspire curiosity by harnessing the talent of the world's best teachers and visualizers – and by providing educators with new tools that spark and facilitate learning. TED-Ed launched in March with a channel on YouTube, as well as an open call for educators and animators to submit lesson ideas and animation reels.
BumpTop demo from TED2007, now on TED Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried your laptop’s desktop will descend into the same disorder as its coffee-mug-strewn real-life equivalent?
xCarverMilitaryAcademy - Where Ideas and Action Collide Chicago, IL, United States March 15th, 2013 View photos from the event on Flickr About this event Join us for a night where young people from Chicago Public Schools, not only share the issues they care about, but also the innovative solutions they plan to impact the world with. Confirmed Speakers
The Magic of Learning This is the second part of the blog post : Visible Thinking in Math Another Math teacher (sixth grade) at Graded, The American School of São Paulo , Laurel Janewicz, has been passionately piloting metacognitive thinking and reflection in her own Math classes. She started out with laying a foundation from the start of the school year. Listen to her students explain the why, how and what next of metacognition in Math class.Why? What a Non-Partisan Plan for U.S. Entrepeneurship Would Look Like - Derek Thompson The Republican National Convention praised small businesses and the Democratic response will praise the administration's role in helping job creators. But what would a non-partisan plan for entrepreneurs look like? The theme of the first day of the Republican National Convention was "We Built It," a rallying-cry from entrepreneurs who insisted that they didn't need government to start their businesses. This week, we can expect the Democratic response to highlight the ways Obama's administration has empowered job creators. But what would an entrepreneur-first platform, stripped of party politics, really look like? Last week, I asked readers for answers.
iPhone/iPad AppGuides by AppAdvice Apps for Stargazing Netflix Queue Management Best iPad Stock Market Apps Grocery List Helpers 10 talks on making schools great With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election in the US, eyes around the world are on the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The election may well come down to a few key issues. So what matters most to Americans? The TED Blog read this Gallup poll from late July on issues that citizens want the next president to prioritize. 16 Creative Ways to Create Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo At the 2011 f8 conference, Facebook announced Timeline — a major overhaul of the personal Facebook profiles to which we’ve all grown accustomed. UPDATE December 15, 2011: Facebook announced that Timeline is now available worldwide. Read how to get started. When Timeline is rolled out, your personal profile will be organized in reverse chronological order, as a “timeline” of your life, like an online scrapbook.
‘This Is Water’: Complete Audio of David Foster Wallace’s Kenyon Graduation Speech (2005) Last month, on the occasion of the author’s 50th birthday, we posted a large collection of free essays and stories by David Foster Wallace. But we missed a rare item: the complete audio recording of the commencement address Wallace gave at Kenyon College, in Ohio, on May 21, 2005–three years before he took his own life. The text of the speech has been published on the Internet and as a book called This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life, but the complete audio version has been hard to find. In the speech, Wallace talks about the challenge of moving beyond the superficial kind of freedom that can be acquired through power and wealth, toward a truer liberation that arises only when we become more fully conscious of the world outside our “tiny skull-sized kingdoms.” He says:
How To Insert Custom Image Thumbnail on Facebook Link Sharing If you want to have a custom image showing besides the link shared on Facebook, you can do it by adding a simple piece of code in your page’s header section. Facebook link sharing is one of the best way to spread your links on most powerful social community platform. You should be careful while sharing links on Facebook as that link may become a branding initiative from your side. In that case, that link should appear perfectly on other’s home page as well. Whenever we share a link on Facebook, it actually try to retrieve some images from that particular page and show you the option to choose an image as thumbnail or select “No thumbnail”.
The ultimate guide to Facebook fan engagement Even though it feels like Facebook has been part of our lives forever, Facebook "pages" for business have only been with us for just three years. Businesses are still learning the most effective ways to engage with fans. The questions often being asked are: 1. How often should we post?