Feel Like Going to TED?

There’s a TED Conference pass for sale on EBay. It’s now at $32,000 (starting price was $10,000 and it’s gone up $9,000 since I looked last night). Bidding ends on February 3rd so you’ve still got time.


If you haven’t watched the TED conferences they are up for free on iTunes (video or audio) or the TED site.

I’d check them out for three reasons.

  1. There are some great talks relating directly to education
  2. There are tons of options to pull these videos into class to introduce or enrich any subject you can think of
  3. This is a perfect chance to watch some really spectacular presentations and look for ways to use their techniques and style in your delivery

Comments on this post

  1. J.D. Williams said on January 26, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I teach 6th grade in Glendale, AZ. Yesterday during class we finished a bit early and some of the students didn’t have much to do. One said to me “Will you put a Ted Talk up on the board so we can watch it since we’re finished?” I wish I would have previewed more of them. I wanted to show them J.J. Abrahms talk, but I think there are a few questionable words in there that wouldn’t have been appropriate. They did really like David Gallo’s talk about sea life. Since the bid is probably going to get over what I make in a year, I don’t think I’ll be going. Luckily they put all of them on the web 😉