The Fun Theory

“The Fun Theory is a site that is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.” (The Fun Theory)

Students, if you were given the chance to invent something that could change people’s behavior for the better and be fun to do, what would you invent? Click on the link and watch the five short videos and read their descriptions. Then get those creative juices flowing! (one paragraph)

The Fun Theory

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Two Amazing TED Talk Videos

11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability — to create art so tiny that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.

(Videos and text from the site www.educatorstechnology.com)

Welcome Back Students!

Please watch these two short TED Talk videos and respond to the following questions:

What are your impressions of each video? What do you learn?
If you were asked to give a meaningful and thought provoking TED Talk to a large audience about something you are passionate about, what would your topic be?