TED

Massively multi-player thumb-wrestling? The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers? Psychedelic Science? Take your pick from a catalogue of over 1,400 fascinating talks. Subtitles are available in over 90 languages, including Klingon. Access the world of ideas by loading this resource on your smart phone or tablet. And admission to all the lectures is free.

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App Overview

Getting Started:

  1. Tap the up and down arrow button, located on the upper-left corner of the main screen, to view all the videos or sort by theme
  2. The TED Featured button, found on the bottom of the screen, accesses a list of 90 talks on the selected theme
  3. Inspire Me lets the resource pick what TED considers fascinating talks
  4. All Talks lists available lectures alphabetically
  5. Create a cache of personal favorites by navigating to a talk and tapping Save
  6. Access saved videos by pressing My Talks
  7. Talks can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest by tapping the Share icon underneath the video screen

Additional Features:

  • Videos can be downloaded for offline viewing
  • To enable subtitles, tap the Languages button and select a language from the alphabetical list
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Instructional Ideas

  • Download and save talks germane to your subject area
  • Have viewers evaluate a speaker's reasoning, use of evidence, and rhetoric
  • Develop a worksheet for a video that asks viewers to record questions and comments to share in a whole-class discussion following the talk
  • Review active listening skills prior to showing a talk
Classroom Considerations

Most appropriate for use in high school and higher education classes.

Pros

  • Over 1,400 talks collected into one resource
  • Videos can be sorted by theme, bookmarked, saved, downloaded and shared
  • Additional talks are added each week
  • Easy to navigate
  • Free
Cons

  • All the talks are delivered in a lecture format