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Using "TED" talks in the classroom?!

Jul 24, 2013 11:37am

Please discuss how you use a TED talk in your classroom....fill out Google Form & see results here: . Thanks!

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Foreign Language / Math / Physical Education / Science / Social Studies / Technology / Other
  • 3-12
  • Assessment / Behavior / Celebrating Teachers / Class Culture / Collaboration / Common Core / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement / English Language Learners / New Teachers / Planning / Special Education


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    • Jul 30, 2013 11:53am

      I have not previously used TED talks in my classroom, but you can bet I will now that you have given me such a great idea :) I can only imagine that the possibilities are endless.

      • Aug 14, 2013 5:06pm

        Absoulutely love them

        • Aug 16, 2013 8:50pm

          As talking points for things that match up to the literature we're reading

          • Aug 24, 2013 7:28pm

            It says fill out google form
            Where is that located?

            • Aug 26, 2013 3:07pm

              I'm looking for ideas. I've found lesson videos that look very good, but haven't been able to figure out how to incorporate them in to a common core lesson. Any suggestions?

              • Aug 28, 2013 8:23am

                The link to the Google Form

                • Aug 28, 2013 6:45pm

                  Using TED Talks can be an enriching lesson, or it can be a very passive activity. I have students make their own TED Talks and we present them in class. Students can always come up with better solutions


                  • Oct 28, 2013 6:03am

                    Hi, I have used TED before in different ways. In fact I am a fan of it.

                    1. Science: I have shown them some videos in which students have used simple science and done great things. one was about the young student who have developed dry bath and other one was about 10-12 years old students who have published an article about bees in peer-reviewed journals

                    2. Motivational: There are lots of motivational talks. There are great stories who had proofed that the only thing that limit a person is a his mind only, not a physical body and not societies and even not money.

                    3.Inspirational: I have used some videos to show them that there are some subjects that we studied them separately, but this does not mean that they are separate from each other and great innovators are people who are expert at least in two subject and they bring the principle of one subject and apply it in the other one.

                    And at last I asked them to present one the achievement they are proud of having it and tell us how they have achieved them.

                    • Aug 27, 2014 10:51am

                      I love TED talks. I found a really good talk that had no profanity for the whole talk until the end and there was a picture of a johnny cash I think flipping the bird. The only fear I have is the profanity, but some are so good! Maybe there is a way to edit them. I was thinking of showing TED talks in my classroom too. I might do that for some of my classes actually. They’re so informative and a lot better than me in explaining some things. I really enjoy them myself, but I’m not sure if some of the ideas presented would go over my students’ heads or they would be able to grasp what is being said. There are a few classes I’m having trouble with in community positive relations and there’s this speaker that is lesbian and she’s talking about a universal closet we all walk out of even if we’re not gay. It is so good, but I’m not sure if the student’s would only be focused on her talking about being gay- I live in the bible belt. We live and learn, but I absolutely love TED talks!!