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7 TED Talks All About Mobile

By Stephen Noonoo, Editor @stephenoonoo
January 15th, 2015

The psychology of mobile devices, a 12 year-old app developer, how phones make us antisocial, and more

mobile-teensThis month’s TED Talks focuses in on a subject near and dear to our thumbs—our mobile devices.

TED Talks are some of today’s most popular examples of the internet’s power to expand learning opportunities to all. They’re also fun to watch.

I picked this month’s theme because I find the subject endlessly fascinating and the talks listed here, illuminating. For educators juggling using mobile devices in their personal lives and in the classroom, the past, present, and future of the device has a special importance.  There’s plenty to learn about the psychology, anthropology, and future of the mobile device.

First, check out this very funny, very true three minute TED Talk on our “antisocial phone tricks” from social strategist Renny Gleeson, then check out our full list.

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