TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

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We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day — but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children’s media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we’re excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Den oväntade lösningen för att få bort plast i våra hav

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Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage — which is then sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse ”social plastic” in their products. Join David Katz to learn more about this step towards closing the loop in the circular economy. ”Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity’s richest opportunity,” Katz says.

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Attackerna på nätet mot kvinnor har spårat ur

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Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Framtiden för lögnen

blankWho hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxWinnipeg, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Distansutbildning kan förvandla akademiska studier för alltid

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Higher education remains rooted in rigid, traditional structures and tracks — and it’s at risk of getting left behind in favor of expanded access, greater flexibility and tailored learning. Educator Tyler DeWitt explains how innovations in digital content and virtual reality are ushering in the future of learning, emphasizing why academia must adapt to this new reality and embrace an approach to education that works with students’ needs — not against them.

TED: Tre påståenden om barn och skärmtid – och varför de inte är sanna

TED: Varför öppna en skola? För att stänga ett fängelse

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Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in New York — because she believes in every child’s brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy (and a star of Humans of New York) shares how she helps her scholars envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.