TED and TEDx

TED provides thoughtful and interesting talks on just about any topic or concept, along with TED and TEDx conferences around the world.

A great place to gain new perspectives and insights.

TED and TEDx talks can make a great introduction to a topic or useful as a jumping off point for discussions.

If you are feeling more ambitious, set up a TEDx-type event for your school or classroom.

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Psychologist and teacher Angela Lee Duckworth took a look at why some students fail and others succeed. The key factor turned out not to be things like I.Q., good looks or income, but grit. Students and teachers need to accept that the ability to learn is not fixed, but can change with effort (the Growth…  learn more

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Are You Ready to Disrupt Learning? | Holly Clark | TEDxLangleyED

Learning needs to be disrupted. The way teachers think of themselves as learners needs to be disrupted, and the way we deliver instruction in classrooms need to be disrupted. So how can we disrupt? We can start by making three simple changes. We need to change the focus of questions in education, how we gather…  learn more

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Brian Crosby - Back to the Future

Brian Crosby, an upper elementary teacher for 29 years, works with at-risk students, grades 4-6 in Sparks, Nevada. See how he guides the learning in a model technology classroom in Sparks, Nevada. From TEDx Denver Ed  learn more

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Caroline Phillips: Hurdy-gurdy for beginners

Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument, a hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history.  learn more

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Daniel Schnitzer: Inventing is the easy part

How small-scale solar products (like solar-powered LED lightbulbs) could transform lives, but that despite their value, they won't simply sell themselves.  learn more

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If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

SoulPancake and Edutopia asked teachers to write a letter to themselves on their first day teaching. This is their thoughts. Hang in there.  learn more

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson, in an entertaining talk, outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- students are diverse, curious and inherently creative -- and how the U.S. education culture works against them. His thesis is that we need individualize instruction, raise the status of teachers, and return control of the classroom to…  learn more

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like." A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. We especially liked the…  learn more

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out, in 1984, as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Talks are usually short, 10 to 20 minutes or less, and most are supported by short videos or slides projected behind the speaker. Think show-and-tell by and for adults.…  learn more

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TED Blog: 7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

With more colleges shifting courses to the online classroom and high school teachers and students alike expressing a strong desire to move away from rigid, mandated lesson arcs, it's clear — classes don't have to be exactly as they are. Educators across the globe have begun to look at ways of transforming curriculum to suit…  learn more

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TED Talks Education

The main page for the evening of talks, including the list of speakers, all their talks, and a link to the PBS special.  learn more

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TED Topics

This page shows the wide variety of topics covered by TED talks. Using this page, you can find an introductory video for an upcoming class topic.  learn more

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The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. You can combine local live presenters and/or TED Talks videos, sparking deep conversation and connections at the local level. Each TEDx event is planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED. Click…  learn more

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TEDx Conejo videos

This link shows the wide variety of topics that can be covered at a single TEDx event.  learn more

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TEDx Events Map

Interested in checking out a TEDx event. There's probably at least one event within an hour or two drive of your location.  learn more

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TEDx Talks on YouTube

These are videos filmed at independently organized TEDx events and uploaded by the organizers. Enjoy the collection: 11,000+ videos from organizers in 120+ countries! Hint: Rather than scrolling thru 11,000 videos ... type in TEDx and some words describing the topic of interest in in the YouTube search field.  learn more

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Thomas Suarez - iPhone Application Developer... and 6th Grader

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. "For soccer you could go to a soccer team ... but what if you want to make an app?" He's started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. From TEDx…  learn more