Each week, I will pick a TED talk to share with PLSD. This talk could be about teaching and learning or about technology or about leadership or just something fun. TED is a world of spreading ideas and thinking outside of the box. TED is a world that there is no right or wrong, only what if. TED opens the door for innovation, creativity and the future.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
This week’s TED Talk is about the most powerful ideas of 2014? Watch our 8-minute highlight reel of the Year in Ideas.Explore a fun, interactive playlist of the TED Talks of the year at http://yearinideas.ted.com/2014/
Below, a time-coded list of the talks in this video:
Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space
Fabien Cousteau: What I learned spending 31 days underwater
Vincent Moon and Nana Vasconcelos: Hidden musical rituals around the world
Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road … and in the air
Ben Saunders: To the South Pole and back
Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics
Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb, dance
Leanna Wen: What your doctors won’t disclose
Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope
Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power
Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy
Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country
Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming
Thomas Pikkety: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century
Charmian Gooch: My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business
Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data
Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media ‘likes’ say more than you think
Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk
Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet
Keren Elazari: Hackers: The Internet’s immune system
Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive
Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law
Eman Mohammed: Courage to tell a hidden story
Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war
Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life
Sting: How I started writing songs again
Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music
Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near-win
Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
Jamila Lysicott: 3 ways to speak English
Jill Shargaa: Please, please, please, let’s put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome’
Anne Curzan: What make a word ‘real?’
Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future
Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age
Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala
Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.
Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?
Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you
Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems … palsy is just one
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.
Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are