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The Beauty of Data Visualization
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David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
David McCandless
Date Added:
08/23/2010
The Birth of a Word
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MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn. Deb Roy studies how children learn language, and designs machines that learn to communicate in human-like ways. On sabbatical from MIT Media Lab, he's working with the AI company Bluefin Labs. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Linguistics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Deb Roy
Date Added:
12/01/2012
DNA:  The Book of You
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Your body is made of cells -- but how does a single cell know to become part of your nose, instead of your toes? The answer is in your body's instruction book: DNA. Joe Hanson compares DNA to detailed manual for building a person out of cells -- with 46 chapters (chromosomes) and hundreds of thousands of pages covering every part of you.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Joe Hanson
Nipun Sharma
Date Added:
07/02/2013
Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math
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What's so special about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square -- symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
James Earle
Date Added:
12/27/2013
Francine's Interview - Holocaust Survivor, FRANCE - #HUMAN
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In this video interview with Francine Christophe, a Holocaust survivor, you will learn about her experience as an eight-year-old Jewish girl at Bergen-Belsen camp. You'll be amazed to learn about her selfless act, and the great reward that she experiences years after being liberated.

Subject:
English Language Arts
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Jennifer Hesseltine
Date Added:
03/15/2017
The Great Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar
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Ted Talk: On March 15th, 44 BCE, Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of about 60 of his own senators. Why did these self-titled Liberators want him dead? And why did Brutus, whose own life had been saved by Caesar, join in the plot? Kathryn Tempest investigates the personal and political assassination of Julius Caesar.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kathryn Tempest
Date Added:
11/23/2016
Greening the Ghetto
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Majora Carter
Date Added:
01/06/2006
How Algorithms Shape Our World
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Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 15-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kevin Slavin
Date Added:
07/21/2011
How Big Is Infinity?
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Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the "infinity of infinities" -- and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Dennis Wildfogel
Date Added:
12/27/2013
How Many Universes are There?
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The fact that no one knows the answer to this question is what makes it exciting. The story of physics has been one of an ever-expanding understanding of the sheer scale of reality, to the point where physicists are now postulating that there may be far more universes than just our own. Chris Anderson explores the thrilling implications of this idea. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 5-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Philosophy
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Andrew Park
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
03/11/2012
How Miscommunication Happens (and how to avoid it)
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Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Katherine Hampsten
Date Added:
11/23/2016
How Pandemics Spread
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In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future outbreaks. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 8-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Mark Honigsbaum
Patrick Blower
Date Added:
03/11/2012
How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
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Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Adam Savage
Franz Palomares
Jeremiah Dickey
Kari Mullholand
Date Added:
03/13/2012
How Social Media Can Make History
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While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Clay Shirky
Date Added:
03/13/2008
How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones?
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This video lesson is on the details of cancer cell growth. How do cancer cells grow? How does chemotherapy fight cancer (and cause negative side effects)? The answers lie in cell division. George Zaidan explains how rapid cell division is cancer’s "strength" -- and also its weakness.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
George Zaidan
Date Added:
06/25/2013
How in vitro fertilization (IVF) works
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Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples worldwide. But in the last 40 years, more than 5 million babies have been born using in vitro fertilization (IVF). How does it work? Nassim Assefi and Brian A. Levine detail the science behind making a baby in a lab.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Brian Levine
Nassim Assefi
Date Added:
01/30/2017
The Infinate Life of Pi
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The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always the same: 3.14159... and on and on (literally!) forever. This irrational number, pi, has an infinite number of digits, so we'll never figure out its exact value no matter how close we seem to get. Reynaldo Lopes explains pi's vast applications to the study of music, financial models, and even the density of the universe.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Reynaldo Lopes
Date Added:
12/27/2013
In on a Secret? Dramatic Irony
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You're in a movie theater, watching the new horror flick. The audience knows something that the main character does not. The audience sees the character's actions are not in his best interest. What's that feeling -- the one that makes you want to shout at the screen? Christopher Warner identifies this storytelling device as dramatic irony.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Christopher Warner
Date Added:
11/23/2016
Is Radiation Dangerous?
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When we hear the word radiation, it’s tempting to picture huge explosions and frightening mutations. But that’s not the full story — radiation also applies to rainbows and a doctor examining an X-ray. So what is it, really, and how much should we worry about its effects? Matt Anticole describes the different types of radiation.Lect

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Matt Anticole
Date Added:
06/01/2017
Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology
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Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become? A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 24-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Martin Seligman
Date Added:
07/28/2008
Navigating Our Global Future
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As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a new integrated future, Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. But, he says, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of improved life for everyone. Ian Goldin is director of the 21st Century School at Oxford. Through the school's program of research, collaboration and education, he's powering new, cross-disciplinary thinking about global problems from the near and far future. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Ian Goldin
Date Added:
10/23/2009
The Power of Simple Words
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Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 2-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Sunni Brown
Terin Izil
Date Added:
03/11/2012
A Refresher on Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe, an American icon, is celebrated for his life and work. This lesson will delve deeper into his early life, his macabre short stories, his poem "The Raven," and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Sarah Markel
Date Added:
04/01/2017
Sex Determination: More Complicated Than You Thought
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From something as small and complex as a chromosome to something as seemingly simple as the weather, sex determination systems vary significantly across the animal kingdom. Biologist and teacher Aaron Reedy shows us the amazing differences between species when it comes to determination of gender.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Aaron Reedy
Buzzco Associates
Date Added:
07/02/2013
Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think
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TED Video: Leaps and bounds separate that which is ironic and that which many people simply say is ironic. Christopher Warner wants to set the record straight: Something is ironic if and only if it is the exact opposite of what you would expect.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Christopher Warner
Date Added:
11/23/2016
Verbal Irony
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At face value, the lines between verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments can be blurry. After all, the phrase 'That looks nice' could be all three depending on the circumstances. In the final of a three part series on irony, Christopher Warner gets into the irony you may use most often and most casually: verbal irony.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Christopher Warner
Date Added:
04/01/2017
What Happens if You Guess?
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Will it rain tomorrow? How likely is your favorite team to win the Super Bowl? Questions like these are answered through the mathematics of probability. Watch this artistic visualization of your odds of passing a test if you don't know any of the answers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Leigh Nataro
Date Added:
12/27/2013
Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?
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Since 1845, Americans have been voting on Tuesdays -- but why? In this humorous talk, Jacob Soboroff shares the history of Election Day and shows how voting on a Tuesday affects voter turnout. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 3-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Jacob Soboroff
Date Added:
04/10/2012
Why Does Ice Float in Water?
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Water is a special substance for several reasons, and you may have noticed an important one right in your cold drink: ice. Solid ice floats in liquid water, which isn't true for most substances. But why? George Zaidan and Charles Morton explain the science behind how how hydrogen bonds keep the ice in your glass (and the polar ice caps) afloat.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Charles Morton
George Zaidan
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Why Videos Go Viral
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Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kevin Alloca
Date Added:
02/27/2012