TED Talks by Students

Grade: 8

Subject: Language Arts

Topic: TED Talks by Students

Description: After viewing a teacher-prescribed list of TED talks, students will create an outline of their own TED Talk. They will rehearse and present their talk on camera in front of a live audience.They can use a green screen background and software to create a TED stage environment.

LA TEKS: 17C Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes;. 22A Research/Research Plan; (23) Research/Gathering Sources; (24) Research/Synthesizing Information; (25) Research/Organizing and Presenting Ideas; (26) Listening and Speaking/Listening.

Technology TEKS:  (1) Creativity and Innovation. (A) Create original products using a variety of resources; (2) Communication and Collaboration. (A)  Draft, edit, and publish products in different media individually and collaboratively; (E)  evaluate the product for relevance to the assignment or task; (3) Research and Information Fluency. (B)  collect and organize information from a variety of formats, including text, audio, video, and graphics.

4Cs:  Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking


9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students

TED Talks

Device Type: iPad, Laptop

Other: Green screen, background