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WATCH NOW: What Gamers Can Teach Us ~ Huffington Post

WATCH NOW: What Gamers Can Teach Us ~ Huffington Post | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Jane McGonigal


"I'm going to tell you a secret.


"The TEDTalk you're about to watch probably seems like a pretty ordinary TEDTalk, maybe even a pretty good one, given the standing ovation at the end.


"But here's the truth that almost no one in the world knows: This talk, my talk, went down in TED history as the single biggest disaster to ever happen at TED.


"That's right. My TEDTalk is officially the biggest disaster in TED history! And you know what? I couldn't be prouder of that fact.


"I think it's time to tell the true story behind "The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life."

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TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic

TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
What if we could all send our children to a school in the cloud as Sugata Mitra suggests in a new TED Talk? Would you go? What would it look like?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Mrs. Michelle Fink
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Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 8:08 PM
I really like his "SOLE" concept. My students do as well. I use his "Whole in the Wall" concept to challenge my students to not wait for teachers when they want to learn something new.
Ricardo Martín Ramirez 's comment, July 12, 2013 8:10 PM
This man is a genius!
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The Urban Observatory: A New Way To Compare Cities, From The Creator Of TED

The Urban Observatory: A New Way To Compare Cities, From The Creator Of TED | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
This giant installation and a website you can play with at home lets you compare the worlds urban centers side by side.

We live in a world of easily accessible maps; however, our map knowledge is limited by the fact that no two cities collect data the same way. Maps often aren’t drawn to the same scale, and until now, there hasn’t been a way to compare data on things like income, cost of living, water distribution, and power grids.

It’s a problem that has bugged Richard Saul Wurman, the creator of the TED conference (as well as an architect and graphic designer), for decades.

Wurman recently teamed up with Jon Kamen of Radical Media and Esri president Jack Dangermond to create an ambitious solution: the Urban Observatory, an immersive exhibit featuring standardized comparative data on over 16 cities. Zoom in on one city map and other cities will simultaneously zoom in at the same scale, making it possible to compare data on traffic density, vegetation, residential land use, and so on.

 

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TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials -- Campus Technology

TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials -- Campus Technology | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it


Instructors have a new free resource to help them integrate content from TED talks into their courses. TED has teamed up with publisher John Wiley & Sons to create PC- and iPad-based content that can be used to support lessons on happiness studies and statistics, with more on the way. TED is a non-profit organization that holds events drawing experts and presenters from multiple fields to share their work and thinking in a plethora of areas. Those "talks" are recorded and freely shared on the TED Web site.

TED Studies, as the new program is named, combines recorded TED video sessions on a given topic and adds essays and activities to round out each set of programs.


Via Anna Hu , Heiko Idensen, Andreas Link, Lars-Göran Hedström
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