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7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

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 different […]

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Meet five New York high school students with fascinating storiesMeet five New York high school students with fascinating stories

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

No television special exploring ideas on improving education in the United States would be complete without hearing from students themselves. And so it was essential that students be able to tell their own stories during our first television special, TED Talks Education, which premiered on PBS last night. To that end, we invited Market Road […]

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Playlist: 7 education ideas from unlikely placesPlaylist: 7 education ideas from unlikely places

Posted By Jessica Gross

Geoffrey Canada gives a very interesting analogy in today’s TED Talk: He compares the current education system in the United States to the era when banks were only open between the hours of 10am and 3pm. “Now, who can bank between 10 and 3?” asks Canada to a big laugh. “It went on for decades. […]

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Join the conversation about #TEDTalksEdJoin the conversation about #TEDTalksEd

Posted By Emily McManus

Want to talk about education? Inspired by TED Talks Education, our one-hour TV special that aired on PBS night, and this morning’s batch of TED Talks, here’s a roundup of some great TED Conversations you can join: High school freshman Colin Petre asks: Is college really as important as our society today has made it […]

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Op-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutionsOp-Ed: Moving beyond dropout statistics and toward solutions

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Patricia Harrison When I attended the taping of TED Talks Education last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I knew I was witnessing an innovative collaboration with the potential to make a difference in the lives of many young people. This milestone collaboration between TED, WNET, PBS, and the CPB American Graduate “Let’s […]

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7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse

Posted By Jessica Gross

The analog-to-digital shift that has seen e-readers booting out books, smartphones trumping landlines and tablets making desktops look fuddy-duddy is also bringing new tech tools to the classroom. Last month, I read this New York Times article about CourseSmart, an app that allows teachers to track whether students have done their reading in digital textbooks, […]

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The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so farThe 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far

Posted By Stephanie Lo

The TED-Ed team is excited to have just passed our one-year mark — we launched our YouTube Channel on March 12, 2012. And what a year it has been! In 365 days, we have published more than 100 TED-Ed Originals plus nearly 100 TED Talks, totaling more than 16 million views. And we have almost 100 additional […]

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Meet Kakenya Ntaiya, who worked with her elders to found a school for girls in her Maasai villageMeet Kakenya Ntaiya, who worked with her elders to found a school for girls in her Maasai village

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Kakenya Ntaiya was engaged at 5-years-old, her family members regularly whispering in her ear, “Your husband just passed by.” This was the traditional path that unfolded before girls in the Maasai village in Kenya where Ntaiya grew up. “In Maasai culture, the boys are brought up to be warriors, the girls are brought up to […]

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4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

Posted By Jamia Wilson

After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s […]