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:
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
More than 97 schools participated in the October 2015 TED-Ed Club Connect Week. On every video call, student ideas ruled. In this one, students exchange ideas from TED-Ed Clubs in the USA (California) and Pakistan.
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.)
Students led the conversations: All we did was give them a virtual space to gather, pass along instructions to ask each other questions, and get out of their way. In this video call, TED-Ed Clubs start dancing in UAE, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
FUN: TED-Ed Club Members LOVE to dance!
Check out a few of their dance moves in the video below. In this video call, TED-Ed Clubs are dancing in the USA (South Carolina; Georgia), and Canada (Ontario).:
We are thrilled about the way this Connect Week went, and we can’t wait to find more opportunities to put all these brilliant minds together and see what world-changing ideas they come up with! Stay tuned for more Connect Week excitement in the months ahead.
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.