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An educational website and event you won’t want to miss… (TEDxDubai 2009)


Dear Literacy is Priceless Readers,

I am writing to inform you on that on Saturday October 10, 2009, educator Kevin Simpson and I will broadcast the TEDxDubai 2009 conference from the Twitter name @TEDxDubai. For those of you that are new to TED, here is a summary from the TED (HQ) website:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year’s TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

If you’ve never visited the TED website nor witnessed a TEDTalk, I highly encourage you to drop what you are doing and take the next 20 minutes to listen to entrepreneurs like Bill Gates (TEDTalk: on mosquitos, malaria and education), comedians like Emily Levine (TEDTalk: theory of everything), MIT graduate students like David Merrill (TEDTalk: Siftables), and musicians like 11 year old violinist Sirena Huang (TEDTalk: live violin performance!) share with the world “ideas worth spreading”.

What I love about the TED website is that it harnesses the educational opportunities of the web to provide anyone and everyone free exposure to ideas from some of the world’s top scientists, creators, writers and more!

In order to inspire others, we must be inspired ourselves… Watch a TEDTalk and tune into @TEDxDubai on Saturday to hear ideas worth spreading!



Founder, Bon Education

a.k.a. Official TEDxDubai Blogger/Tweeter (on 10.10.09)

P.S. Here are a couple of past Literacy is Priceless posts about education-focused TEDTalks:

P.P.S. To see the line-up of TEDxDubaiTalks for Saturday, click here.



Thinking about incorporating technology into your classroom?

This video will seal the deal! Ignore the overly dramatic music. Just read the stats about youth and technology, as well as the ideas for how to incorporate podcasts, ipods, and cellphones into your lessons!

Thanks Busy Teacher Cafe for sharing this on your blog!


A Not So Different Place–Technology and Literacy Ideas for the classroom

A Not So Different Place is a blog filled with inspiring posts and links to resources that not only help build student literacy and motivation, but technology skills as well. The author of this blog is Nancy:

I’ve been teaching in an elementary gifted program for 20 years. I’m a wife and mom of three grown boys; a lawyer, an engineer, and a philosopher! I’ve also done technology presentations in my district, state and nationally. I’m about three years from retirement, but think I have a lot to share.

Thinking about starting a class blog project? Check out Nancy’s post titled Blogs for Elementary Kids. To see her students’ blogs, click here. How about incorporating the use of moodle, wikis, LetterPop, and more into your classes this week? Nancy is sure to have ideas and resources to share. Thanks Nancy!


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