Using Ted Talks in the Classroom

Often in classrooms, teachers come up with the problems, provide some guidance and resources, and assign the task for kids to come up with the solutions. But is this task supportive of developing students to be effective in the demands of the 21st Century? Innovation, problem identification, and creativity are all necessary skills. Being problem finders and skilled with the process of inquiry (planning, retrieving, processing, creating and sharing) can help cultivate students into an active and innovative citizens. Ted Talks has quickly become a popular medium in which people share their ideas. Where do teachers start using Ted Talks as a resource in their classrooms? Click on this link for the Top 25 Ted Talks for the Classroom and let the exploration and cultivation of ideas begin!!

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