TED

My former superintendent dropped in to talk to me today about a number ot things. We chatted about reading and writing to Microsoft document format, talked about the new Apple computer offerings, the Apple iTouch and it was a great conversation. He always brings to the conversation things that make me think. We talked about computer repairs, challenges, and so on.

Then he talked to me about TED. I never head of this before. It’s a conference where some of the world great minds get together to talk and express their thoughts, sharing them with other. Like I said, I’d never heard of it.

We talked also about Symposium and the great keynote speakers that we had. He asked if I’d heard of Sir Ken Robinson. Not at all. Apparently, Rod had met him and they went out for supper and had a great time chatting about education and their views.

One thing led to another and Rod took me online so see a video of Mr. Robinson. His speech was entitled “Do Schools Kill Creativity”? It was humourous, but moreover, it was right to the point. One comment is particularly noteworthy…”We are educating people out of their creativity”.

Think deeply about that.

The speech is available at: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66

This is but one in a rich set of resources. I’ll be digging around there for a long time.

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2 thoughts on “TED

  1. There are many, many innovators on the TED site. Search SeaDragon or Photosynth for an idea about how the ‘computer is us/ing us’! “I Feel Fine” or “Universe” by Jonathan Harris are also, like much of the site… Great stuff!

    TED reminds me of Toronto’s IDEACity project that CityTV used to run (don’t know if they still do…).

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