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Mind Amplifier: New TED ebook author asks whether digital media can make us smarter

Posted By Jim Daly

Are we becoming blank-eyed cyberzombies, thanks to the internet and all the tech tools we obsess about every day? Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that lens around and asks how digital media could actually improve our intelligence. In his new TED Book, Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make […]

Science

Why School? TED ebook author rethinks education when information is everywhere.Why School? TED ebook author rethinks education when information is everywhere.

Posted By Jim Daly

The Internet has delivered an explosion of learning opportunities for today’s students, creating an abundance of information, knowledge, and teachers as well as a starkly different landscape from the one in which our ideas about school were born. Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs […]

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Deep Water: New TED Book on crisis of polar ice melt and rising oceansDeep Water: New TED Book on crisis of polar ice melt and rising oceans

Posted By Jim Daly

The massive layer of ice covering Greenland melted at a faster rate in July than at any other time in recorded history, with 97% of the entire ice sheet showing signs of significant thaw. The unprecedented rapid melting, which was captured in images taken from several satellites and released by NASA, alarmed scientists and deepened […]