Day: March 4, 2016

Ted Talks: Invaluable Resource

I mentioned Ted Talks in my last post. Many people were unaware of this fabulous resource. Ted Talks stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design.

This explanation is from their website:
“TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.”

TED hires specialists in a variety of fields to give 10-20 minute lectures. I watch at least one per day. For my work, I search “vision”, “brain”, “visual processing”, “smell”, “touch”, “developmental learning” and any other topic related to my work with children. I have listened to fascinating lectures with cutting edge information about each of these topics. The search bar is in the upper right of the website home screen. Here is the link:

TEDx is another resource.

A few weeks ago, I shared a TEDx Talk by Lofti Merabet who is studying visual processing in people with blindness. Here is that link:

Amazing New Tool

I am a bit of a Ted Talk junkie.  I found this lecture about a tool called 3D shape shifting.  Imagine the possibilities for use with children with CVI and other visual impairments to help students build fuller spatial concepts in math, science, nature and life! What an exciting tool this would be for a classroom to provide access in real time!