Report from TED University Session 3

Posted by: Rachel Tobias

At the final session of TED University, we learned how to draw mindmaps, predicted a future in which buildings are self-assembling, and heard a touching story about a passenger’s life after the Hudson River plane crash. Here were some of the highlights:

Bill Gates talks about state budgets, corrupt processes, and what this means for our schools. Watch his talk here.

TreeHugger founder Graham Hill reflects on the joys of less and letting go of the extraneous: http://lifeedited.treehugger.com/

Google engineer Matt Cutts challenges us to do something new for 30 days, like biking to work or giving up sugar.

AnnMarie Thomas transforms science class by building kid-friendly circuit boards out of – yep, that’s right – play dough. Learn more about this project at http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/.

 

Photos: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Comments (5)

  • Airul Airul commented on Mar 29 2014

    I’ve read some just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot effort you place to make any such excellent informative site.
    Jasa SEO

  • Airul Airul commented on Mar 29 2014

    I’ve read some just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot effort you place to make any such excellent informative site.
    Cuci SOFA

  • Alice Rathjen commented on Mar 6 2011

    The biggest product launch at Ted?

    It’s almost a tie between T-rex chickens and electrical play dough. However, since AnnMarie Thomas has a working proto-type – AnnMarie Thomas wins! All you anti-sugar moms and dads– get ready to buy pounds of sugar and some small light bulbs.

  • hao Chen commented on Mar 6 2011

    how to watch this video????

    • Emily McManus commented on Mar 6 2011

      You can watch Bill Gates’ talk from TED U right now on TED.com — http://on.ted.com/Gates2011 — and we’ll be bringing out more video from TED U and TED2011 throughout the year.