Thursday, January 03, 2013

Cybils, A Carnival, And Ted Talks

The 2012 Cybils finalists were announced on New Year's Day. I've been reading off the nomination lists for a couple of months now. When I finish up, I'll post a list of all the  Cybils nominees I've blogged about.

Also, the December, 2012 Carnival of Children's Literature is up at Playing by the Book. Yes, I participated.

While visiting Playing by the Book, note the children's lit themed TED Talks highlighted there since December 21. I had never heard of these things, but it turns out that TED Talks are podcasts of talks and performances at TED Conferences. Still unclear? I was, too. TED stands for technology, entertainment, design, and the TED conferences showcase "ideas that matter in any discipline."

So there's something I didn't know fifteen minutes ago.


tanita✿davis said...

Hey! Sorry you didn't know about TED talks. I feel like they're something everyone should know/share, and I feel like I've left you in the cold! Look up Elizabeth Gilbert's stuff... Temple Grandin... so, so, SO much good stuff in the TED archives.

Gail Gauthier said...

It's another one of those things--like John Green's history videos--that I'd like to take advantage of but probably won't be able to make time for.