I was made aware of the TED website in February 2007 while attending the eTwinning 2006 Award Ceremony held during the eTwinning Conference in Brussels. Our ground breaking primary school podcasting project came in second place but the site received 3 million visitors. I have had this link to TED ever since then. My all time favourite video is “Do schools kill creativity?” by Sir Ken Robinson. The presentation is enlightening and entertaining.
I was fortunate to be transferred to a school which evolved to embody may of Set Godin’s goals. It is pitched at U.S. schools but much of it refers to the Ireland I in whch was educated.
RTE ONE – Reeling In The Years 1980
I am cheating a bit here. This video has nothing to do with the TED website. It is a bit of personal history recorded for me by RTE in 1980. The copyright belongs to RTE and its various content providers.
I was one of thousands who marched in the PAYE TAX REFORM demonstration in 1980. I marched under the INTO banner. The teachers’ unions marched together in alphabetical order. ASTI, INTO and TUI in that order. I was at the tail end of the INTO contingent as I did not meet up with my colleagues in the pub beforehand as I had a new baby at home. Watch out for the good-looking bearded guy with glasses wearing the duffle coat – just before the TUI banner.