In his 2008 TED talk, law professor Lawrence Lessig describes the history of copyright policy, illustrating the reasons why our laws in general and copyright laws in particular should evolve to reflect contemporary culture and information.
Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this lecture contains information that can be used as conversation starters for parents and teachers of digital kids.
Identifying relevant TED Talks on various subjects just got easier.
Parents, teachers, lifelong learners: these talks contain wide-ranging information, ideas, and lots of content that 21st-century learners be used in reports, presentations, and other learning activities.
According to the e-mail with the graphic below, TED Talks will now be posted on iTunesorganized by curated collections students, educators, families, and, of course, lifelong learners. Click on the image to visit iTunes, choose a collection, and download the lectures that interest you. The link may be slow, but you can always go directly to iTunes.
I’ve been carrying this May 18, 2011 article, The Ins and Outs of Using Gadgetry by New York Times tech guru, David Pogue, for three months. Actually, it’s worth carrying around so you can pull it out and get a few quick, and very helpful tips for whatever gadget you happen to be using.
Here are a few examples:
Skipping all of those irritating introductory messages on cell phones
Ensuring your digital camera focuses
Highlighting the address bar in your browser without taking time to grab the mouse
Using a few quick edit tips when you are writing
… and much more
I’ll admit to being a bit of a Pogue groupie. He always seems to have the answers, and if he doesn’t, he calls around (or messes around with the gadgets) until he does.