10 facts you should know about Vincent van Gogh

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10 facts (and a video) on the prolific genius who was born on this day in 1853. 


Featured TED-Ed Clubs videos: Preventing car accidents, the circle of life, fear, comic books & music

Mira Jun from Korea International School's TED-Ed Club

Mira Jun from Korea International School’s TED-Ed Club

One of the main goals of TED-Ed Clubs has always been to provide a platform for student ideas. In this column, we do just that by highlighting nominated videos from schools participating in TED-Ed Clubs around the world.


TED2015 Skype in the Classroom with Dan Pallotta

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One major theme emerging at TED2015 is the power of connection to create a true and daring future. Whether it’s the link between Mars exploration and microbes, or the launch of a new StoryCorps app (illustrated by TED-Ed animators), this year’s TED conference highlights the many ways that human beings can inspire one another to greater feats — just by talking. While at TED2015, AIDS Ride founder Dan Pallotta (TED Talk: The way we think about charity is dead wrong) talked with students in the UCLA TOMS club during one of several Skype in the Classroom conversations worth sharing. [Click here to watch the TED2015 Skype in the Classroom conversations.] Pallotta connected with the next generation of philanthropists to discuss inspiration, ideas — and why it’s important to take one day at a time. Below, read his life advice to students.


TEDActive 2015 TED-Ed Workshop: Educators, translators — and great ideas

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TED-Ed is TED’s education initiative. Our mission is to amplify the voices and ideas of teachers and students. One way we do that is by exploring new ideas with teachers at the annual TED-Ed workshop at TEDActive.


5 TED-Ed Animations to watch during Women’s History Month

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Mary Kingsley first sailed to West Africa in 1893 with a bag packed for adventure. Fortunately, it was a waterproof bag. The contents? Quinine to ward off malaria, empty glass vials to fill with Science, and a translation of the phrase “the boat is upset” — which would soon prove itself quite useful.


Featured TED-Ed Clubs videos: Volunteering, being stubborn, somebodies and nobodies, helping the homeless & literacy

United World College of South East Asia's TED-Ed Club

United World College of South East Asia’s TED-Ed Club

One of the main goals of TED-Ed Clubs has always been to provide a platform for student ideas. In this column, we do just that by highlighting nominated videos from schools participating in TED-Ed Clubs around the world.


5 things we learned from TED-Ed Club Connect Week

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Nesibe Aydın Middle School TED-Ed Club, TURKEY

What happens when students around the world connect online to exchange ideas? Last week, the TED-Ed staff found out. Below, 5 things we learned during TED-Ed Club Connect Week:


20 books to read in 2015: TED-Ed Educators share their top 5 must-reads

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If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was the classic “read more books” and you haven’t so much as opened a magazine, we’re here to provide some inspiration. TED-Ed asked a few of our favorite educators to weigh in on the best books in their subject — for students, teachers and lifelong learners alike — to crack into during 2015. Here, find a list of their top 5 picks in literature, science, math and history.


Why microbes matter: A TED-Ed Lesson and TED Talk pairing

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Your body is made up of 10 trillion human cells. Sounds like a lot, right? Well, when compared to the 100 trillion microbial cells that are in and on your body, that number looks surprisingly small. And though microbes often get a bad rap because of their associations with various diseases, recent research points to the fact that these organisms could actually be playing quite a big role in keeping us healthy. In this TED-Ed blog series, we pair short, informative TED-Ed Lessons with longer, more in-depth TED Talks on the same subject. Today, let’s meet your microbes.


Happy TED-Ed Club Connect Week!

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TED-Ed Clubs support students in developing 21st century presentation skills — while stimulating and celebrating the creative ideas put forth by students from all over the world. This week, more than 100 TED-Ed Clubs — representing more than 20 countries — are connecting online to share and build on each other’s presentation ideas during hour-long TED-Ed Club Connect sessions.