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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ted Talks for the classroom

I compiled a list of some of my favorite Ted Talks to use in the classroom

Can you really tell if a kid is lying

The magic of truth and lies and iPods

Do schools kill creativity

If I should have a daughter

Forget multitasking try monotasking 

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator 

Gaming can make the world better

The agony of trying to unsubscribe 

A 12 year old app developer 

Why school should start later for teens 

Want to be an activist? start with your toys

Build a tower build a team

Don't eat the marshmallow 


 I show them as my students fill out this form from Laura Randazzo

Ted Ed Talks for the English Classroom

So I have decided that I would like to start ending all of my classes with a Ted talk or a Ted Ed talk. I have been compiling lists of both that would be great for the English classroom.


I thought I would share a sampling with you guys of some of the Ted Ed Talks that I have found. 

Check it out:

The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr


The world’s most mysterious book - Stephen Bax


How to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson


How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner


What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler


Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler


What "Orwellian" really means - Noah Tavlin


What makes something "Kafkaesque"? - Noah Tavlin


How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler


Insults by Shakespeare



If you are interested in the full list of 100 different Ted Ed Talks for the English classroom click the image below!