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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
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What have you accomplished in response to a TEDTalk?

Have you ever been inspired to do something specific after watching a TEDTalk? Examples:

• Took lessons at Khan Academy after watching Salman Khan's talk
• Bought and read one of his books after watching one of Alain de Botton's talks
• Volunteered in a classroom after watching Sir Ken Robinson
• Became a "weekday vegetarian" because of Graham Hill
• Tackled a new creative project after watching Liz Gilbert
• Changed how you work with quiet people because of Susan Cain's "The Power of Introverts"
• Donated to an organization that helps the oceans after watching David Gallo or Sylvia Earle
• Registered for a footrace because you watched "Are we Born to Run?"

Etc etc etc. Can you think of any specific actions you've taken that were directly related to watching a TEDTalk? Please share!

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  • Jun 20 2012: I am at the Gates Foundation My Group Genius(#MGG2012) Conference in Atlanta and am creating a LDC Module that will include video and text of talks for my 9th graders. The unit will be on what education means to the student. I will use this module to begin my year and have students really think about where they are and where they are going on the life long quest for growth and knowledge.

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