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The Top 20 TED Talks in The Last 5 Years

TED videos have been making the rounds online for a couple of years now. I have personally shared several of them here and I am still amazed by the new ones that are released from time to time.TED is a video resource that I consider as a must for all educators and teachers to use. There are hundreds of videos you can share with your students and all of which are student friendly.

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Anyway, today as I was browsing through my emails I found this article  : " the  20 most watched TED Talks ". This list of the most popular videos is compiled by TED themselves  and covers a wide range of topics such as education, creativity, sex, big questions about the universe and many more. I am sharing it with you here in case you want to use some with your students.

Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 8,660,010 views 
Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 8,087,935 
Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 6,747,410 
Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 6,731,153 
David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 6,411,705 
Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 4,909,505 
Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 3,954,776 
Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 3,664,705 
Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,592,795 
Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,225,864 
Blaise Aguera y Arcas runs through the Photosynth demo (2007): 3,007,440 
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius (2009): 2,978,288 
Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 2,903,993 
Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 2,629,230 
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 2,616,363 
Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice (2005): 2,263,065 
Richard St. John shares 8 secrets of success (2005): 2,252,911 
Mary Roach 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 2,223,822 
Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 2,187,868 
Chimamanda Adichie shares the danger of a single story (2009): 2,143,763 "

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