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The 20 Most Popular TED Videos in 2012

TED has just published its list of the most watched TED talks in 2012. The list comprises some 20 awesome videos ranging from education to neuroscience, it actually represents quite a breadth of topics. Checking the list I discovered that I missed some videos ( exactly the last three ones ) and now I have to schedule a time for watching them.



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TED is a great video resource that Educational Technology and Mobile Learning reviews so often. It has great inspirational videos that teachers can share with their students and also provides free inestimable insight into several topics and I do recommend that you keep an eye on its videos.

Now check out the list of the 20 most watched videos in TED in 2012 :


  1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 13,409,417 views
  1. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 10,409,851
  1. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 9,223,263
  1. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 7,879,541
  1. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 7,467,580
  1. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 6,879,488
  1. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 6,050,294
  1. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022
  1. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 4,966,643
  1. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 4,763,038
  1. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 4,706,241
  1. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,658,425
  1. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius (2009): 4,538,037
  1. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 4,269,082
  1. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 4,153,105
  1. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,891,251
  1. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,869,417
  1. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 3,847,893
  1. Mary Roach 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 3,810,630
  1. Vijay Kuman demos robots that fly like birds (2012): 3,535,340




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