TEDx

TEDx has been hosted in Tacoma 6 times and it is called TEDxTacoma,  an independently organized TED event:

  • April 22. 2016 Tacoma, WA
  • March 21, 2015 Tacoma, WA
  • February 28th 2014 Tacoma, WA
  • May 3rd, 2013 Tacoma, WA
  • April 17th, 2012 Tacoma, WA
  • Apr 23, 2010  Tacoma, WA
This presentation by James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” is one of the best I have seen so far. 

 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the …

The Online Education Degree – A Course in Discipline

It is the noblest of pursuits, the want and desire to become an educator and work with students who need their education most, for example in Covcell, the online platform that provides free GED video lesson. This way, you will have a chance to shape young minds and to inform and influence the future. It is a course of education that requires thought, concern, and discipline.

And while the pursuit of any degree requires discipline, the path of an online degree requires even that much more. For anyone who has finished an undergrad degree program, you know the ‘sticktoitiveness’ and fortitude that it requires to get up every day, make it to class, finish projects, complete assignments and finish your …

Build an Authority Site – Increase your Traffic, Grow your Business

Growth is KEY – Bigger is ALWAYS Better

In today’s online, search engine driven marketplace, building authority sites is one of the best steps that you can take to increase your chances of getting high ranking search engine results and lots of free traffic over time.

Many site owners have lost a significant amount of traffic or fail to get any traffic at all, simply because the search engines have changed their rules regarding what types of sites that they want to present to their searchers.

However, by being aware of this change and making improvements or changes in your site building strategy, you can realistically set your sites up for top search engine rankings, more traffic, and more sales.…

If You Market It, Will They Come?

I have stumbled across numerous websites that are either incomplete or stagnant. I’m sorry to tell the website owners out there, but the popular movie quote, “If you build it, they will come,” is not applying to websites. Building a website is just the first step. After the site is built, it must be marketed. Chances are one means of marketing isn’t enough either. The most successful websites are marketed in multiple ways.

One obvious step to bring traffic is search engines, but search engine optimization is an ongoing effort for websites. It isn’t something that is done once and never thought about again. Google, Yahoo, and other search engines are continually tweaking their search algorithms. Competing websites are adding …

Internet Marketing Myths Busted

There are so many untruths and ridiculous urban legends in the world of IM, or internet marketing. It’s almost a rite of passage, and once you get a real sense of what is true, then success is much easier to find. This article will be focusing on 3 such myths that you should stay away from if you really want your Internet marketing venture to succeed.

A typical internet marketing misconception is that it is too hard for newbies. The fact is that internet marketing can be learned by anyone over a period of time, but the results that you see will depend on the effort that you put into it. But it really isn’t out of the question for …

Learning How To Take Notes In College

Taking notes during class is an important part of any course. Whether the instructor writes everything down on the board or does no writing at all, you should be jotting down notes as you go. A lot of times we take notes that really don’t explain anything.

Just about everyone has gone to their notebook to study for a test and found that the notes they took are disjoint or just don’t help to explain the material. Many times you understand something during class and jot down a quick note but by the time you go back to study you forget the details.

Split page note taking is a technique that allows you to take two different sets of notes …

Learning a foreign language: Which should I choose?

Many high schools offer different foreign languages for students to take. Taking a foreign language looks great on college applications (especially if you stick with it), and it’s neat how many different choices high schools can give you, including Spanish, German, French, Punjabi, and even Japanese. Of course each school offers different languages, but usually, you at least have a couple of options to pick from.

Currently, Spanish is pushed pretty heavily in schools. The Latino population in America is always on the rise, and so many believe that learning Spanish becomes far more beneficial than other languages. While it’s true that learning Spanish might some more perks, if your heart isn’t set on learning it, then choose another language

How Microsoft Research uses creative data mining

Because MSR (Microsoft Research) almost exclusively focuses on software, the group’s passions favor computing applications, rather than mechanisms or infrastructure. Stick a tape recorder in front of Rashid, for example, and he will muse at length about the implications of a world with virtually unlimited data storage.

In just a few years, he says, a terabyte of storage will be cheap enough to be within the reach of most consumers. Rashid is confident of an explosion in computing resources and capabilities. “What I do worry about is, are we going to be able to do anything with them?” Such is his charge to MSR: Figure out how people can take advantage of unlimited storage, gobs of bandwidth, and scads of …

What is a GED and why is it important

The GED certificate is a high school equivalency diploma designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school get a credential that will help them in the future. The GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General Education Development) was established during WW II to support returning military personnel with becoming educated and get better employment possibilities.

Preparation is very important, so check some websites to find locations close to you where GED prep classes are offered. Take a look at BestGEDClasses’s free online GED classes for the best and free options and this website also provides …

Future technology for education

Both training and learning are being improved by developments which are permitting more innovation to be used in everyday college lessons. A brand-new sensation, of ‘linked knowing’, is arising, which is requiring that students and students in every phase of their education, right to college, have greater technological know-how in order to have the ability to participate fully, and discover their full potential.

In response to this higher use of modern technology, numerous professionals claim that the values of the class of the future should alter, come to be one where synergy and collective learning and sharing of encounters will certainly be essential.

The huge danger that many educators see of this drive to higher embracing of modern technology …

Education 2020 – Let´s make the educational change

Some educational experiments prove that there must be a change in how we are being educated. In Sugata Mitra´s experiment, for instance, the biggest hit is self-teaching in groups. Another example of teaching adults gathered in groups is the “microlearning”, a cooperative learning technique for the GED test that reduces anxiety among adult going back to school, promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience thanks to short practice tests and video lessons.

Sugata Mitra, a  professor of educational technology,  has made an awesomely interesting experiment in self-teaching. Some computers with internet connection were put in public places at the level of children (embedded to walls in a slum in New Delhi and later on …