Randall Munroe’s “Comics that ask what if?” by Zander Clay

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May 272015
 

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen if you hit a baseball at the speed of light? Well in this TED talk Randall Munroe answers that question. But he doesn’t only tell you what would happen if you hit a baseball at the speed of light, he also has a website where people ask him questions and he answers them through comics. People have asked him questions from how to hide a body to homework question people are just trying to get him to answer. Why I really like this talk is because he takes scientific question and turns them into something easy for everyone to understand.

Sir Ken Robinson’s “Schools kill creativity” by Jack Conquergood

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May 212015
 

If you really think about it, school does kill creativity. In a way school limits what you want to learn and how you want to discover stuff. School does this by having a curriculum and deciding what you learn in certain grades and how you learn it. If you think about it you must complete projects the way the teacher wants you to do it to pass. This just takes away the creativity; it’s just not involved anymore. You as a student are just learning the flat out curriculum at the most. This has affected me as a learner by not being able to express the way I learn or put a little fun into working for an education. It takes away the factor of trying to make getting an education interesting.

Anand Varma’s “A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life” by Kemarr Bishop

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May 212015
 

I think that Anand Varma’s TED Talk “A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life” is amazing because it’s fascinating to see thet starting stage of a bee’s life. Anand Varma is an inspiring person who wants to make a change in the world. In this TED talk and video, he shows us how to solve the problem of bees from becoming extinct. When you really think about what bees do, bees are a very important to us humans and nature.

Gever Tulley’s “5 Dangerous things for kids” by Trevor Whight

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May 212015
 

As a person who loves to do things instead of sit around and listen to people talk about doing things, I highly recommend Gever Tully’s TED talk “5 Dangerous Things you should let your children do” because I loved exploring new things as a kid so I can relate to this talk. All of his suggestions teach children the value of adventure and a taste of the real world.

Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon’s “Math is forever” by Bram Bouma

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May 212015
 

I believe this lesson is one of the most important people can learn because the entire idea of mathematics is the only entirely true thing we have in our world. Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón explains that instead of being a single material object, math is a collectively developed society, created through thousands of individual minds over thousands of years. Math is the only undeniable truth that will remain true after anything, and Eduardo shows you that through humor and passion.

Two Days and Counting…..

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May 202015
 

It’s almost here! Wow. The halls of Rundle Academy are buzzing with excitement and and the whole TEDxRundleAcademy team is busy setting up, preparing, practicing, decorating, compiling, problem-solving, and embracing the craziness that comes with putting on a conference event of this magnitude.

As the curator, I cannot event begin to express how exhilarating it is to see everything come together. And, when you find yourself only 2 1/2 days away from the BIG DAY, you can’t help but marvel at all it took to get here.

Top 11 List of What it Took:

1. A passion for the TED organization and ideas worth spreading.
2. A ridiculously grandiose dream.
3. Establishing a TED-Ed Club.
4. Convincing teenagers that an academic club is a fun thing to do when they could be going off campus instead.
5. Students beginning to believe in themselves.
6. Applying for a TEDx License.
6. Realizing that the whole school is along for the ride…..could not ask for a better team.
7. 6 months spent developing and curating our speaker program (convincing both students and adults alike that public speaking is not worse than death).
8. Learning a variety of skills we never thought we would ever need.
9. Realizing that it is more than okay to ask for help.
10.Gratitude, patience, hard work and the happy realization that it will be worth every minute.
11 The realization that your spouse and mother probably should get all of the credit.

In the spirit of collaboration, here is a TED Talk that effectively sums up what a monumental, collaborative undertaking needs if it is to succeed.