Tuesday, September 6, 2011

An online educational resource: TED talks (part 2)

If you haven't tried a TEDtalk yet, here's another hearty recommendation.

This one is Jeremy Gilley's history of starting a worldwide day of peace.  It is about 15 minutes long, inspiring, and bittersweet.  His peace day is coming up (every year) on September 21.

Join Andrea (of Common Ground) for a Peace Walk on September 21.

TED stands for Teaching, Education, and Design.  The speakers share insights into artwork, science, history, technology, economics, activism, teaching/pedagogy, and many more disciplines.

If you are interested in hosting a discussion club at the library with TEDtalks to initiate discussion, we would be happy to work with you.  Or, a TED group could be virtual!  Ruidoso Public Library (and this blog) could help you create a wiki, email group, or blog of your own, where anyone interested (or by invitation only) could suggest a TEDtalk to watch and then write your comments, observations, or questions online.  Virtual groups allow for the most flexibility in scheduling, save gas for driving to a meeting, and help people who can't get out feel involved.

Please email us (under the Contact Us tab on the homepage) or post your comments below if such a group appeals to you.  Thanks!

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