Research Reflection

Truthfully, I feel like I have not gained much knowledge from my research yet. I think this is because I have not applied what I have found yet. I ended up Google searching book reviews for The High Price and chose reviews from The Boston Globe, The Guardian, and the Kirkus Review. Next, to obtain …

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TED Genre Analysis

  TED Talks have become such part of the online community that it can be considered it’s own genre. But what are the qualifications that consider something to be in the TED talk genre? Well first of all, to be considered part of the TED Talk genre, it would have to be a speech presented …

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Ted Talks: Jon Mooallem ” How the teddy bear taught us compassion”

Mooallem discusses President Roosevelt’s hunting experience involving a little black bear. Instead of killing the creature he saves its life. The photo became a cartoon called ” The Drawing a Line in Mississippi”. Mooallem counted to explain that bears were feared during that era. They where slowly becoming extinct by hunters. With Roosevelt expressing his …

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Ted Talks: Gary Haugen ” The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now”

Gary Haugen podcast a topic about women around the world dealing with their counties problems and crisis. From violence, poor criminal justice system, scandals, and slavery. He provides a solution that can help women over come their obstacles they are facing.

TED Talks – Physics

In Brian Greene’s TED talk from Monterrey 2008, he provides an introduction in the idea of string theory. String theory is, basically, the conceptualization that all particles in the universe are made up of strings or string-like objects. These strings vibrate or “dance” at varying frequencies and wavelengths. These variations in vibration frequencies are the …

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TED Talks Supplemental Article-Got 18 Minutes?

This article suggests the benefits to students to learn through video presentation outside the classroom and work on homework ( with teacher assistance) inside the classroom. TED is viewed as a very effective means of non-traditional education in the classroom. So sorry I am unable to get the link to properly work, here is the …

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TED Talks

Johanna Blakley is the Deputy Director of the Norman Lear Center at USC who studies how today’s entertainment impacts our social, commercial, and political environments. In her TED Talk, she explores how relaxed copyright laws in the fashion industry allow for more collaboration, creativity, and thus, higher sales volumes than other industries which have rigid copyright laws. …

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Essay 1

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted illuminates the issue of low income housing and poverty that is prevalent across the United States. Desmond depicts what life entails in these communities in a direct approach using stories from actual people. The details of crime, the patterns of eviction, disparities in housing based on racial and social factors, and drug …

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How algorithms shape our world

In this Ted talk, Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by – algorithms. In this heart throbbing  talk that was delivered at Ted Global , he uses a systematically designed algorithms as an example to shows how these complex computer programs have changed the dimensions in …

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Academic Issue ~ Open Textbooks

This is an excellent overview and discussion on the topic of Open Textbooks.  It is also an issue that could be used for final papers and projects. “An Open Perspective on Interactive Textbooks” – Jim Fowler. EDUCAUSE Review (August 22, 2016)