Cosmin Mihaiu’s “Physical therapy is boring, play a game instead” by Isabella Carinelli

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Jun 022015
 

I watched Cosmin Mihaiu TED talk “Physical therapy is boring play a game instead” and it appealed to me for a variety of reasons😋. It is interesting that they found a study that can help people do daily exercise while also playing games💪. It’s way more easier to play games than to be forced to do daily painful exercise which usually the people won’t do it and takes longer. I think that it was interesting that they found the research on how to make the world a healthier place💁.

Jane McGonigal’s “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life” by Liam Morrow

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Jun 022015
 

I recently viewed the TED talk called “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life” by Jane McGonigal. This talk is about how McGonigal made a video game to help take her out of a deep depression that was caused by a severe head injury. Eventually, this game lead to preventing her from committing suicide. I will also point out that this game is the subject of McGonigal’s 2nd TED talk, (her first talk was why “Gaming can make a better world”). Later on McGonigal’s game, called Superbetter, was put online for free use. Superbetter has helped many people overcome mental uneasiness/illness for many people. I think you should watch this TED talk because it shows that certain video game can help many people overcome mental illnesses by playing them.

Cameron Russell’s “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me I’m a model” by Soleil Huck

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May 282015
 

The TED talk I watched today by Cameron Russell is called “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model” was inspirational to me. Russell’s main message is telling people that your shape and size doesn’t have anything to do with who they are. She also criticizes the commonly held belief that if you’re skinny, your pretty. And, if you’re fat, you’re ugly. In 2007, out of the 677 models that were hired, less than 4% were non white. Image is powerful because women are beginning judged by how they look. Image is superficial because the person’s looks don’t represent their personality. 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their body and this number grows to 78% by the time they are 17. I choose this TED talk because when I was in grade 3 and 4 I was bullied because people thought I was fat and I wasn’t pretty so I was really insecure about myself. Now I’m in grade 7 and I’m still getting bullied about my size, but when I watched this video I realized I don’t have to be insecure and I can be myself.

Dennis Hong’s “Making a car for blind drivers” by Jaxson Rogers

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May 282015
 

I viewed Dennis Hong’s TED talk “Making a car for blind drivers” and I liked it because it’s really cool on what we can do with technology. There was a clip in it that had a blind guy driving a car. He was wearing these special gloves that tell him what way to turn and this platform with holes in it that blows air to tell the blind drive what is in the way. If you don’t believe me go watch this talk! It will amaze you!

Greg Stone’s “Saving the ocean one island at a time” by Matt Hopkins

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May 282015
 

Today I viewed the TED Talk by Greg Stone called “Saving the ocean one island at a time”. This talk appealed to me because I want to take up diving as a hobby and if there is no coral or fish all I will see is water and sand and that is not very interesting. In the talk Stone mentioned that Phoenix Islands has two major problems. Firstly, the the water levels are rising and the counter is expected to be under water because there are only two meters above the sea level. Secondly is that the Phoenix Islands have one of the best and healthy environments in the world. The Phoenix Islands are very poor so they let fishing taking place. When the license was released Phoenix Islands were over fished. So the country made up a reversed fishing license so that the fishing boats get paid to not fish in the area. I found this TED talk because the ocean is the least explored place in the world.

Asha de Vos’ TED-Ed Lesson “Why are whales so enourmous?” by Andreas Marinakos

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May 272015
 

I viewed Asha de Vos’s “Why are blue whales so enormous” ted lesson and I liked it because it was informative and the animation was well done . The most interesting thing I learned in this talk is that a blue whale’s esophagus is so small it could choke on a loaf of bread, or maybe that it’s heart is the size of a small car that a child can crawl through. The animation is sort of like something out of the Muppets, and it is used in many creative ways. I loved this talk and I highly urge you to watch it. I hope you like it just as much as I did.