TED Ed Clubs @GHES and @BES
Information about the clubs and the ASPIRE GT students
What is a TED Ed Club?
Last fall our 5th grade ASPIRE GT students participated in a similar experience - only they voted to call it SPARKx (Speaking Passionately About Real Knowledge) since there was no such thing as a TED Ed Club at the time. My students last year did a great job, not only on their talks but also in planning all aspects for the presentation days.
This year several of the GT Specialists have decided to step up and apply to be an official TED Ed Club. Both Glenhope and Bransford have been granted TED Club status. We will be incorporating aspects of their suggested curriculum with the lessons we developed last year.
Our TED Talks Wiki
Feel free to visit other pages on the wiki as well. The kids all love the video "I am Part of the Lost Generation" on the Challenge page. I know many of them have told me that they looked it up at home and shared it with their parents. Scroll further down the Challenge page and you will be able to see the Challenge Tellagami by one of last year's students. She is passing on the challenge to this year's 5th grade ASPIRE students.
We have also started watching some talks given by other students at an official TED event as well as some all time great TED Talks. Looking to see what makes an "Idea worth sharing" and how the speaker hooks their audience at the beginning of the talk and keeps them engaged for the duration.