John Green is one half of the vlogbrothers, one of the channels that helped kickstart the vlogging genre and spawn a bunch of amazing communities. He also is an incredibly successful author, his books The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns both getting to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. But not only that, he had also created, hosted, or helped run a bunch of education Youtube channels like Crash Course and Mental Floss along with his brother. And to add on to that, he has a certain poetic way of writing and speaking that works well with vlogs and educational video, and as it turns out, TED talks too.
The video above is a TED talk that John gave a while back that ties together two of his biggest achievements: Paper Towns, and his educational Youtube channels. The talk is informative, it’s interesting, and it’s a great video to show anyone who doesn’t believe that Youtube can be an effective educational tool. John does a fantastic job presentist the speech, and an even better job writing it, and overall it’s one of my favorite TED talks to date. (although I’m a little biased, as any talk that advocates on the side of YouTube used for education I’ll support)