Friday, October 30, 2015

TED-Ed Club Connect Week: Students share ideas, questions — and dance moves

TED-Ed Club Connect Week November 2015

TED-Ed Club Connect Week gives students a virtual space to discuss ideas with kids around the world. Last week, more than 500 students in 29 countries met up in group video chats to talk, laugh — and dance! Check out some highlights from the week:

IDEAS: Students shared their ideas for TED-Ed Club Talks, such as:

  • How the whole world can — and should — create a “culture of readers”
  • Why jungle cat extinction puts us in danger, too
  • Why we should spend more time exploring oceans, not space
  • What women’s soccer has to teach us about global gender equity

TED-Ed Club Connect Week 2

CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Students asked questions about each other’s countries, like:

  • Do you use huskies to pull your sleds in Canada? (Answer: not in Toronto. But in some places far north.)
  • Why do you think so many Muslims are stereotyped? (Answer: the media doesn’t give us a chance to really learn about the faith and its believers.)
  • In Greece, do you cook everything in olive oil? (Answer: yes. Yes we do.)
  • If you live in Kansas, does everyone ask you about The Wizard of Oz? (Answer, again: yes. Just…yes.)

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FUN: Some students also got up and danced!

  • Check out a few of their dance moves:

TED-Ed Club Connect Week Dancing

More than 10,000 students are now sharing and presenting their ideas in TED-Ed Clubs around the world. Interested in starting a TED-Ed Club at your school? Find out more.

via TED-Ed Blog

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