Make history by recording it with StoryCorps


Everyone has a story. What’s yours? What about your parents and teachers? Your elders and mentors? Now is a great time to add all of these stories to the largest living archive of human voices on the planet: StoryCorps.

Animation basics: What is pixilation?


There’s a word for the stop-motion animation of humans: pixilation, a technique made famous by Norman McLaren. The TED-Ed Animation team loves making pixilation, but we rarely have the opportunity. Below, learn how we did it at this year’s TEDYouth conference — and watch the final animation!

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

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What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. For a bigger creative challenge, do one writing prompt a day for 21 days.

TEDYouth 2015: Quotes + notes

  • 16 November 2015 // Cynthia Betubiza and Chelsea Catlett
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TEDYouth 2015 audience

Fast-forward 20, 50, or even 100 years into the future — what will our lives be like? Will flying cars and 3D-printed dinners be the norm, or will they remain mostly science fiction? Students and speakers explored these questions — and more ideas about what we’ll make in the future — at this year’s TEDYouth conference, hosted by TED-Ed. Below are quotes and notes from some of the 27 speakers and performers at TEDYouth 2015:

These 4 TED-Ed Club members will give talks at TEDYouth

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TEDYouth is the annual youth conference hosted by TED-Ed — a free, inspiring, day-long event that’s designed to spark and amplify student ideas. At TEDYouth 2015, students will explore ideas, create animations, and watch live talks by an amazing lineup of scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers — and more. This year’s lineup features young speakers from around the world, including 4 TED-Ed Club members who will share their talks on the TEDYouth stage. To watch every TEDYouth talk as it happens, go to this link on November 14, where TEDYouth will be streamed live, free of charge, in English, Spanish and Arabic. To learn more about the TED-Ed Club members who will give talks at TEDYouth 2015, read on:

3 quick tips to boost your confidence

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Confidence can help you reach your goals. But where does confidence come from — and how can you get more of it? Here are 3 quick tips to boost your confidence…in TED-Ed GIFs:

6 effective ways to stop bullying and teach kindness to kids

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How do you teach kindness, acceptance and empathy to kids? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share their favorite ways to promote inclusive and positive social interaction in the classroom. Below, 6 effective ways to stop bullying and teach kindness to kids.

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 other students around the world. Last week, more than 500 students in 29 countries met up in 25 video calls to talk, laugh — and dance! Check out some highlights from the week:

Zombies! 5 TED-Ed Lessons that animate the walking dead

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Zombies eat brains. They also feed brains — when they star in educational videos like ours, that is. Ready to reanimate your love of math, science and mayhem? Watch 5 TED-Ed Lessons with zombies, below.

What’s your future TED Talk? Tell us on Instagram

TED-Ed Instagram

Hoverboards. Roadtrips. Why you should make something everyday. These are just a few of the ideas posted in our first #TEDEdChallenge. Here’s how to submit YOUR idea — and maybe win a prize: