Archivo por meses: febrero 2020

11/02/20: Units 3-4

The boiling river of the Amazon

Andrés Ruzo – TEDGlobal 2014

When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown … and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.

Please watch the video and answer the questions below.

https://www.ted.com/talks/andres_ruzo_the_boiling_river_of_the_amazon?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

 

  1. What do you know about the Amazon?
  2. Have you had the chance of visiting the jungle? Share your experience.
  3. How surprised were you by the information Andrés has presented?

 

Taken from https://www.ted.com/talks/andres_ruzo_the_boiling_river_of_the_amazon

04/02/20: Academic Supplement 2

A delightful way to teach kids about computers

Linda Liukas – TEDxCERN

 Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.

Please watch the video and answer the questions below.

https://www.ted.com/talks/linda_liukas_a_delightful_way_to_teach_kids_about_computers?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

  1. What do you think of teaching kids about computers?
  2. Visit helloruby.com and share your opinions on the content of this website.
  3. How important is it for children to know about technology?

Taken from https://www.ted.com/talks/linda_liukas_a_delightful_way_to_teach_kids_about_computers