August 7, 2020– Who is telling a story, and from what perspective, are some of the most important choices an author makes. Told from a different point of view, a story can transform completely. Third person, first person, and second person perspectives each have unique possibilities and constraints. So how do you choose a point of view for your story? Rebekah Bergman explores the different ways to focus a story. (Directed by Gibbons Studio, narrated by Susan Zimmerman, music by Fred Roux.)
July 27, 2020- In some parts of the world, half of the women lack basic reading and writing skills. The reasons vary, but in many cases, literacy isn’t valued by fathers, husbands, even mothers. Photographer and TED Fellow Laura Boushnak traveled to countries including Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia to highlight brave women — schoolgirls, political activists, 60-year-old moms — who are fighting the statistics.
July 13, 2020-Does grammar matter if the people we’re speaking to can understand what we mean? Let’s see what Andreea S. Calude has to say about that on this TEDEd below:
July 8, 2020– What do all languages have in common? Let’s listen to Cameron Morin explain! Check out this TedEd below:
June 8, 2020– This Ted Talk from Lakshmi Pratury is about the lost art of letter writing. Do you write letters anymore? You should! Check out the video below:
May 1, 2020-Elizabeth Gilbert talks about success, failure, and creativity in this Ted Talk. Check it out below!
April 17, 2020– Check out this super cool Ted Talk about the world’s first author! Soraya Field Fiorio explains:
March 27, 2020– Watch this fascinating Ted Talk about the history of the pencil, a writer’s best friend and worst enemy!
February 21, 2019– Check out this FABULOUS Ted Talk by Chip Kidd-Why Books Are Here to Stay! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!
January 27, 2020– Check out this fabulous Ted Talk from Lisa Bu about how books can open your mind.