Step 1: 1.0 Explore TED-Ed Videos.


What is TED-Ed?

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything they do supports learning by helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills. TED-Ed will invite teachers and clubs to connect globally throughout the year. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every day.

Learn about the TED-Ed Community!

Watch some short presentations about TED-Ed in Cajon Valley.

As you are watching these videos, think about talks that you could imagine your students creating. Think about the speaking techniques and visual aids the presentations integrate to enhance the effectiveness of the talk. Also, while you’re watching, think about how many different topics could be covered by a TED-Ed presentation. It doesn’t have to be something like the Pythagorean Theorem, it can be as varied as what’s happening on the front pages of Newseum or Newsela. Keep all this in mind while enjoying a few of the more popular TED-Ed videos.


TEDx + TED-Ed: Celebrate student voices from your community of El Cajon.


Math Is Everywhere | Jim Patrick | TEDxKids@ElCajon


Numbers, then there is me. | Hilda Nissan | TEDxKids@ElCajon


Complete Step 1

After viewing the videos, think about how you could integrate TED Talks into your classroom. Then choose ONE of the following questions and respond in the submission box below. Don’t forget to click submit.

  • How will your students prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas, and expressing their own clearly and persuasively?
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  • How will your students integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally?
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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2)
  • How will your students evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric?
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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3)
Don’t forget to move forward to Step 2 to complete this mini-badge.