Category: News

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 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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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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“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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Beyond Surface-level Pedagogy

This article is worth the read.  It is a fresh take on teachers staying up to date on how to use technology in the classroom.  The author references a story that really brings attention to the fact that often times teachers think they are truly embracing digital scholarship, when really they are already behind the …

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Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This is an interesting piece calling for professors and teachers to approach their work as a form of scholarship in itself. The article provides an neat perspective on teaching and learning as “an act of intellectual invention”.