Category: News + Updates

Be a part of TED-Ed Weekend… VIRTUALLY!

On February 8th, TED-Ed Weekend is going to be celebrating students around the world. And here at TED-Ed, we want to make sure those of you watching remotely are a part of it. Can’t make it to TED HQ in [...]

How to explain anything to anyone: 4 steps to clearer communication

“Have you ever had this experience?” asks physicist Dominic Walliman in a TEDxEastVan Talk. “You’re having a chat with someone, and they’re telling you something about a subject they’re very interested in or they know a lot about, and you’re following along. Then, at [...]

What matters most when speaking a new language

Instead of looking at a foreign language as an art to be mastered and perfected, think of it as a tool you can use to get a result, says communication skills trainer Marianna Pascal. When we’re studying a new language, [...]

The 10 most popular TED-Ed Animations of 2019

In 2019, our YouTube audience spent over 23 million hours watching TED-Ed Animations (that’s equal to over 2,600 years!). Our most-viewed videos of 2019 include a couple of monumental myths, a radical and rebellious nun, an infamous personality test, and more. [...]

TED-Ed Weekend 2020: Meet the Speakers!

TED-Ed Weekend returns on February 8th, 2020! This full-day event amplifies the voices of TED’s next generation by inviting students from around the globe to share their ideas right from the TED stage in NYC. This is TED’s only official event [...]

Here’s why you shouldn’t put all your trust in online reviews

The bad news: Online user reviews don’t really match up with performance reviews, says behavioral scientist Bart de Langhe. But that means there’s also good news: We can stop obsessing over them. Online shopping has brought tremendous convenience — but [...]

6 techniques for clear and compelling speech

Politicians and other public figures deploy particular rhetorical devices to communicate their ideas and to convince people, and it’s time that we all learned how to use them, says speechwriter Simon Lancaster. There is a secret language of leadership — [...]