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Music

How I fell in love with the drumsHow I fell in love with the drums

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Clayton Cameron As a 5-year-old kid, I barely knew what the word rhythm meant. At least no one told me what banging on inanimate objects and creating my own little beats might be called. It was like rhythm chose me and I really had no say in the matter. My favorite elementary school pastime was tabletop […]

News

Sweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouthSweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouth

Posted By Tedstaff

By Thu-Huong Ha and Kate Torgovnick The morning session of TEDYouth “The Spark” was incredible. But in many ways it was just an appetizer. In the afternoon, Sessions 2 and 3 delivered talks on topics ranging from how to make an Easy Bake Oven gender-neutral to the mathematics of Pixar animation to the familial structures of […]

Playlist

10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

What conference, besides TEDYouth, could bring together an elephant communication expert, the head of research at Pixar, a professional storm chaser, and a 16-year-old DJ? TEDYouth 2013, “The Spark,” happens tomorrow, November 16, at 11am CST in New Orleans, Louisiana. And you can watch along via the live webcast, which will be available in English, […]

Education

Daring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouthDaring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouth

Posted By Jamia Wilson

In a classroom in Ontario, a class of 9th graders learned the book Siddhartha, not by listening to lectures from their teacher, but by asking questions like, “How do you know when you’ve reached enlightenment?” Meanwhile, a group of 3rd through 5th graders in rural Georgia was posed a question in Spanish, even though they […]

Education

What I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staffWhat I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Four hundred middle and high school students will fill the TEDYouth auditorium this Saturday – and many of them will be put straight to work. Students who’ve expressed interest in cinematography will shadow our video production team, students who want to be event planners will hang out with our producers, and those interested in journalism will […]

Entertainment

Songs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applicationsSongs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applications

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDYouth “The Spark” is about to ignite. The annual conference for middle and high school students will take place this Saturday in New Orleans, with 400 teens from across the region gathering to listen to talks from scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists and performers — some of them adults and some of them peers. The […]

News

Youth of New Orleans: TED wants you!Youth of New Orleans: TED wants you!

Posted By Helen Walters

This year’s annual TEDYouth event, themed “The Spark,” is moving south. On Saturday, November 16, we’ll bring together 400 middle and high school students at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendance is free, so if this sounds like something you’d be up for, you should apply to come join us » At the conference, […]

Culture

10 spoken word performances, folded like lyrical origami10 spoken word performances, folded like lyrical origami

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Spoken word artist Lemon Andersen begins today’s talk with the poem, “Please Don’t Take My Air Jordans,” written by Reg E. Gaines in 1994. My Air Jordans cost a hundred with tax. My suede Starter jacket says Raiders on the back. I’m stylin’, smilin’ looking real mean, Cause it ain’t about bein’ heard. Just about […]

Q&A

A boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick SmolanA boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick Smolan

Posted By TED Guest Author

Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Here, a interview conducted by Sadie.  Photographer Rick Smolan brought the flavor of homes across the United States to life, helped 25,000 photographers capture […]

Entertainment

Young Guru remixes the sweet sounds of TEDYouthYoung Guru remixes the sweet sounds of TEDYouth

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Young Guru, best known for producing Jay-Z’s albums, may be on tour in Europe. But he couldn’t resist the opportunity to remix the teenage singers, MCs and thinkers who contributed their vocals at TEDYouth. At the event on November 17, World Up — a non-profit dedicated to making the world smaller through hip hop, technology […]

News

Quoted at TEDYouth: Rick Smolan, Ayanna Howard, Amy CuddyQuoted at TEDYouth: Rick Smolan, Ayanna Howard, Amy Cuddy

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers throughout TEDYouth. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. But for now, some of their favorite quotes: “My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He was adamant that I not pursue photography. He thought it […]