Ideas Worth Spreading:Enhancing Language Skillswith TEDNina LiakosMaryland English Institute (University of Maryland Colle...
What is TED? Non-profit organization begun in 1984 by  Richard Saul Wurman; since 1996 owned  by The Sapling Foundation (...
TED Talks More than 1,000 Choose according to  Themes  Speakers  Length Scaffolding for ELLs  Captions  Interactiv...
Enhancing Listening SkillsListen without captionsListen with captionsUse the interactive transcriptLook up new words (...
How I Do ItUngraded (20% of grade)Mostly homeworkStudents’ choiceLogged on a Google spreadsheetTallied weekly
Enhancing Speaking SkillsListen and discussListen and summarizeListen and respondMirror the speaker
Enhancing Reading SkillsTEDBooks  Kindle, Nook, iPad  Short  Cheap
http://ted.com
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Ideas Worth Spreading: Enhancing Language Skills with TED

  1. 1. Ideas Worth Spreading:Enhancing Language Skillswith TEDNina LiakosMaryland English Institute (University of Maryland College Park)TESOL Convention 2012 -- EV FairMarch 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA
  2. 2. What is TED? Non-profit organization begun in 1984 by Richard Saul Wurman; since 1996 owned by The Sapling Foundation (goal: “to foster the spread of great ideas”) Conferences (1984) Off-shoots TED Prize (2005) TED Fellows (2010) TED Talks (ted.com) (2006)
  3. 3. TED Talks More than 1,000 Choose according to Themes Speakers Length Scaffolding for ELLs Captions Interactive transcript
  4. 4. Enhancing Listening SkillsListen without captionsListen with captionsUse the interactive transcriptLook up new words (or not)Take notes while you listen
  5. 5. How I Do ItUngraded (20% of grade)Mostly homeworkStudents’ choiceLogged on a Google spreadsheetTallied weekly
  6. 6. Enhancing Speaking SkillsListen and discussListen and summarizeListen and respondMirror the speaker
  7. 7. Enhancing Reading SkillsTEDBooks Kindle, Nook, iPad Short Cheap
  8. 8. http://ted.com

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