Archive for month: September, 2021

How one student turned an idea into a global mission to end our planet’s plastic waste crisis

In 2018, then 11-year-old Haaziq Kazi delivered his first TED Talk at TED-Ed Weekend and unveiled his prototype invention: a ship called Ervis that cleans plastic from the surface of the ocean. The homemade prototype he created in his bathtub [...]

How one student found purpose in the chaos of 2020

For nine years of school, I was bullied due to my unique interest in STEM and my body weight. I was often classified as the unwanted kid and the class weirdo, thus being cut off from social groups. In those [...]

Developing student voice in the ELA classroom

A South Texas school district is inspiring student voices by utilizing the TED-Ed Student Talks curriculum in all their 6th grade writing classrooms. Here, educator Corinne Spellane discusses how they incorporated the program into the ELA curriculum, and how it [...]

6 students (virtually) share what they’ve learned over the past year

The TED-Ed community consists of thousands of amazing students around the world. Each year, the TED-Ed team designs ways to bring students together and connect over ideas worth spreading. In January 2021, TED-Ed hosted the first ever Exploring Together virtual [...]

Everything you need to know about the TED-Ed Student Talks Program

At TED-Ed, we work to spark and celebrate the ideas of every student and educator in the world. Learn more about TED’s global student voice initiative and how to get involved: What is the Student Talks Program? — A curriculum to [...]

Celebrating student ideas in a new (virtual) reality

Our community of educators, students, and organizers have been on the frontlines of a quickly changing world. In this new normal, remote learning is a staple of everyday life and in-person gatherings are limited. So many educators and students are [...]

TED-Ed Weekend through the eyes of a student

Ashiana Sunderji offers an inside look at what it was like to attend TED-Ed Weekend in February as one of the 120 students invited to come to NYC. Ashiana attended the event with 4 other student members of the Encounters TED-Ed [...]