By now you’ve probably heard about “TED Talks“. TED is a non-profit organization on a mission to spread ideas. TED’s tagline is Ideas worth spreading. How do they go about accomplishing their mission? They provide powerful “talks” which are 18 minutes or less in length. I’ve come across a few gems and today I’m sharing Must Watch TED Talks for Homeschoolers. So, grab a spot where you can share these with your students (after previewing them yourself first)!
A Sampling of TED Talks
Admittedly, these are a little math heavy, but they won’t disappoint. These are perfect for math inspiration for students and parents alike!
The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers– Discover the hidden properties of these numbers. He makes math look fun!
A Performance of “Mathemagic”– This talk features a race against calculators, birthday guesses, and mental math.
Math Class Needs a Makeover– This is a pretty compelling talk on how to approach math with your students. I found it inspiring to think of ways we could use this method in our homeschool.
A Love Poem for Lonely Prime Numbers– Fun poem by a mathematician. Shows how fantastic both can be!
Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century– A compelling talk on teaching cursive and handwriting to our students. Make sure to take a few minutes and view it below!
TED Talk Playlists
There are many playlists available at TED, but I picked a few which have a majority which look appropriate for us as homeschoolers.
Math Talks to Blow Your Mind– A playlist of 11 talks on math (a few of which are listed above).
Insects Are Awesome– A list of insect research talks. A great find for my entomologists!
Do you have any favorite TED Talks to share? Leave in them in the comments.
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