26 – TED Talks/Ed

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TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading – annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. TED Ed are” lessons worth sharing.

Website: www.ted.com and ed.ted.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online.
YEARLY RANKINGS
2014:
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2013: 25
2012: 25
2011: 30
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Comments from some of those who selected TED as one of their top tools

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life. Who doesn’t love TED. I have learned so much from TED and find that many are applicable to the classroom and for those days that I just need a pick me up. One does have to be careful due to the fact that not all are based in fact and are opinion based. So, research has to be completed to make sure it just isn’t inspirational and that it has educational merit.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“Yes, I could have been more broad an voted for YouTube, but honestly I find TED Talks to be an extremely valuable subset of online videos. Not only are some of the talks exciting and thought-provoking and idea-inducing, but I also refer people to TED in order to study how to begin a presentation, how to grab the audience’s attention, how to hold the audience’s attention, and how to wrap up a presentation with punch.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“influential videos used in personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life”  2015

“use the talks in classes all the time”  Debra Lee 2013
“TED Talks – these are useful for developing academic study skills such as note-taking, as well as for focussing on specific topics in class.”  Jayne Whistance 2013
“got a spare 10, 20, 30, 40 minutes – then quickly and easily get inspired” 2013