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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Online Community Manager, TED


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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 27 2012: I'm designing and building a battery operated rucksack sized interactive whiteboard after learning about the one laptop per child mission on TED.
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      Jun 27 2012: Hi Thomas, that sounds fantastic! Is your whiteboard designed to work with the OLPC laptop, or is it a standalone device?
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        Jun 28 2012: So far it is a standalone device that utilises the Raspberry Pi computer in order that it can all run on the same power format. It's very much a proto-type at the moment and part of a wider education project that i am working on that aims to get teachers more involved with hands of educational problem solving.

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