September 2016 archive

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)

TED Talks: Why We Need to End The War on Drugs

In this TED talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann pleas to his audience why the “War on Drugs” or drug trade needs to end. Nadelmann leads his discussion by talking a little about the war between police officers and security vs. people when it comes to them performing checks on people and then they end …

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TED Talks: The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice

In this TED talk, Daniel Reisel wants people in the community to rethink how the justice system treats criminals when it comes to rehabilitation by using a murderer in Russia, Reisel calls him Joe, as an example to talk about. Reisel became interested in about how people change behavior so he decided to study psychopathic …

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“The beauty of data visualization”

In this ted talk David McCandless focuses on that everyone is experiencing data overload in some form. He states “So, visualizing information, so that we can see the patterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on …

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“How PhotoSynth can connect the world’s images”

I found this ted talk especially interesting after taking a GIS course this past summer. Mr. Blaise Agüera y Arcas does an overview of utilizing all of different photo capturing technologies and how a program a called “Microsoft Photosynth” that can potentially combine all of the pictures from everyone in the entire world and create …

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Infographic: The reality of violence against women

This brings awareness to women surviving everyday violence, assault, and rape- along with a daily struggle of poverty. Providing five facts to help us pay closer attention. Infographic: The reality of violence against women

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