Birke Bhear

Another lesson in inquiry and another ted talk. This time it was about this guy named Birke Bahear. He was talking buying organic food from local supermarkets or from local farmers. To be honest I really hated this TED talk because he didn’t engage me and I hated his idea.

His message was to stop buying food with bad chemicals that wasn’t treated. He was really passionate about his idea, so he was talking loud and proud, he didn’t look he was forced to talk about his idea. He was loving it.

He wanted to be an NFL player but he said that he wanted to be something that involves changing the way food is made and is transported a few hundreds of miles just to bring food to supermarkets. He also said that corn is in everything and corn has a bad chemical in it. He did use technical support to help get his point across including pictures and the thing I liked about his TED talk was he didn’t look behind at the screen. So he kept the audience engaged with eye contact. He also moved around the stage a bit so he didn’t stay at the one spot. He didn’t sprint across the stage and jump around or go down to the audience. He moved around a few meters.

I really disliked his TED talk but I loved his structure and his ways to engage the audience. I look forward to more TED talks. But I liked learning about food had heaps of chemicals.

Richard Turere Ted talk

In inquiry we learnt more about TED Talks. This time it was Richard Turere and he was talking about his invention. He was talking about keeping lions away from eating cows.

First of all he tried to light a fire and keep them away but it was actually helping the lions by to see where the cows are.

Second time he tried a scarecrow on the first night the lions didn’t come, the second night it didn’t work because the lions realised it did not move. So that doesn’t work.

One night he was walking around with a torch and then he realised that lions are scared of a moving light and he used that knowledge to build a flashed that kept on blinking in the night and that tricked the lions, so the lions thought it was moving so they got really scared and never came again. The third time lucky, it worked!

Nearly everybody in that lives around him heard about the invention and everyone asked him if he can do the same thing at there house because there cattle or sheep or anything else was getting eaten by lions. So his invention really helped Kenya and he got a scholarship to a good school and that really helped with his dreams when grows up.

His next idea is to build a electric fence and first time he tried to build it he got an electric shock but he still wishes to build an electric fence.

I really liked his idea and it worked so good. I can not wait to do a TED talk. I loved this session of inquiry!

Thomas Suarez TED Talks

Today in Inquiry were learning about TED Talks. Ted stands for

T technology

 E entertainment

D design

A TED Talk is a topic about something that interest the person and they choose to speak about, it could be to talk about cancer and how dangerous it is and persuade people to donate money to a cure or a charity. Thomas Suarez Kept his audience entertained by making them laugh a couple. To be honest I didn’t like his because I wasn’t interested, i’m not into technology I would be more entertained if it was sport. I loved learning about TED talks and i’m very excited to continue with it.