Do schools kill creativity?
That's one of the more than 900 talks assembled in the app TED. We've dedicated a few Good Free Apps of the Day to apps that encourage continuing education/development for parents and educators and today we're adding another to that list. TED has been among the top 10 free education apps for quite a while.
TED is a compilation of interesting and inspirational videos (almost 1,000 of them) promoting the "the power of ideas" in regards to all sorts of different topics. The most-watched TED video, with just under 10 million views is titled "schools kill creativity," so this is not your usual tame, conference-type stuff.
(BTW, I'm not stating an opinion either way on that topic. I just thought it would be an interesting one for many of our readers.)
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From iTunes/their web site:
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design...We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you're an important part of it.
The entire library is at your fingertips. Watch TEDTalks in high or low res formats based on your network connectivity. Play it on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay. Curate your own playlist. Watch them later, even when you can't be online. Listen to an on-demand playlist of TEDTalks audio. Sort views by recency or popularity. Find something by tags, themes, or related talks. Share favorites with your friends. Tell us how much time you have and let us guide you to a delightful playlist.
On iPhone and iPod touch:
The entire library is available for browsing and searching in both online and offline modes. Bookmark or download your favorite TEDTalk for playback anywhere, including AirPlay. Listen to an on-demand playlist of TEDTalks audio. Share favorite talks and playlists with your friends, and much more.
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