TED-ucate Yourself


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Learn about TED, TEDx, TEDxYouth, and the TED-Ed initiatives through this eBook. This eBook is easy to use, and is full of videos, pop quizzes, online resources, and information, which will quickly get you hip to all that is TED. Perfect for: *Anyone

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c hapter 1 what is ted view the introductory video online by clicking here ted and tedx explained in 70 seconds quotes from the video twice a year ted holds [a conference with thought-leaders from around the world giving some mindblowing talks then ted sticks them online so you can watch them for free so what is tedx tedx is a way for you to run a mini ted-style event in your own town click here to view this video online without subtitles


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s ection 1 what is ted the human mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions oliver wendell holmes jr source that s what the ted conferences do they stretch the dimensions of your mind ted stands for technology entertainment and design we could tell you a bunch of stuff about it s history and creation but what is more important is that it is the name of a big community of people that really want you to be able to share the cool ideas you have and the amazing things you are doing with the whole world the people at ted think that if people are inspired by a ted speaker s ideas and if that sparks an action all those little sparks will create a big fire of change ted is made up of events that people attend in order to watch people talk or perform those talks and performances are taped and put on the ted website for everyone around the world to view think if you could change one thing in your life your community or the world what would it be 2


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s ection 2 what is tedx an introduction to tedx x independently organized event tedx talks are a little bit different tedx talks are local like in your city or town and they are organized by people just like you tedx organizers want to find people with clever interesting ideas and give them a place to share those ideas with people who can help them turn the ideas into a reality they want adults to hear what you have to say what your thoughts and ideas are and how you can engage other young people around the world think if you could share an idea with millions of people and inspire real change what would you say click here to view this video online 3


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s ection 3 what is tedxyouth tedxyouth events are organized with a focus on kids and young adults the organizers of these events understand that it is not just adults who generate powerful ideas tedxyouth organizers seek to spotlight confident innovative and globally-minded young thinkers these events are often run by youth for youth to see a super cool event check out tedxyouth@tokyo they have a group of dedicated young adults who believe in ideas worth spreading and are helping other young people share their ideas with the world think how could you motivate your friends to get involved in tedx and organize an event 4


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s ection 4 what is tedxyouthday tedxyouthday is a series of tedx events happening all around the world coinciding with universal children s day in late november these events are designed to empower and inspire young people tedxyouthday events present a combination of live speakers and tedtalks to audiences around the world these events vary widely in size format and theme but they share a common vision inspiring curiosity igniting new ideas and empowering young leaders an introduction to tedxyouthday click here to view this video online 5


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s ection 5 what is ted-ed ted-ed s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world this is done by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos source introducing ted-ed lessons worth sharing click here to view this video online 6


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the ted-ed website tour launched in april 2012 ted-ed s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of ted s mission of spreading great ideas within the growing ted-ed video library you will find carefully curated educational videos many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the ted-ed platform this platform also allows users to take any useful educational video not just ted s and easily create a customized lesson around the video users can distribute the lessons publicly or privately and track their impact on the world a class or an individual student source click here to view this video online flip a lesson every learner is different and each teacher has a different approach to how to target the learners around them ted-ed gives you the option to choose any video from ted or youtube and flip it or customize it for your specific needs then you can pitch that lesson to a massive audience using social networking sites flipped lessons allow students and teachers to learn at a pace that suits them use technology to have more productive class time and expand learning beyond the classroom start flipping now by clicking here think why would it be cool to have students flip lessons 7


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c hapter 2 why speak at ted why should i speak at tedxyouth being a speaker at a tedxyouth event allows you to shape your future it is not just adults who have the power to inspire people to take action being a tedxyouth speaker allows you to share your passion with the globe and create the changes you want to see in the world tedxyouth speakers have been able to present to vast audiences travel to new countries get book deals and meet their heroes they have started websites to further peoples understanding of their ideas and facebook pages to create communities of people who think just like them tedxyouth speakers are confident innovative and globally-minded they are part of an elite group of thinkers who have ideas worth spreading think who are your heroes what are they doing to impact the world if you could ask them for three things to help spread your idea what would they be?


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the ideal tedxyouth speaker is 1 engaging and inspirational will the idea engage the audience would the audience be excited about hearing this talk does the idea generate conversation among the audience 2 original and creative is the idea presented in a new way will it open people s eyes to a new point of view 3 relevant is the idea relevant to the tedx event theme can the audience relate to the idea 4 logical did the speaker give a clear overview of their talk is this structure clear and logical 5 experienced will the speaker s background appeal to the audience are they qualified to give this talk is their presentation style enthusiastic and entertaining 6 selfless is the idea free from branding does the speaker think about others and leave out any corporate political or religious agendas download this document by clicking here 9


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s ection 1 birke baehr l orem i what s birke baehr:psum wrong with our food 1 lorem ipsum dolor sit amet 2 consectetur adipisicing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua 3 ut enim ad minim veniam quis exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex commodo consequat 4 duis aute irure dolor in in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur click here to view this video online at age 9 while traveling with his family and being roadschooled birke baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting vermiculture canning and food preservation soon he discovered his other passion educating others especially his peers about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system and the alternatives source 10


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this follow-up to birke s first tedx talk is his second entitled what it means to speak at tedx he is now 12 years old and sends a message to young kids i want to encourage you to give it a try apply to a tedx event because until you do you ll never really know what the power of an idea worth spreading really is were you paying attention in birke s video he mentions many of the amazing opportunities he has received as a result of speaking at ted what did he feel was the most important opportunity that he received birke baehr what it means to speak at tedx a b c d e being chosen to speak at meetings and events being interviewed for the documentary entitled bite size speaking at john cabot university being able to continue to spread his message and ideas working on an organic farm in italy check answer click here to view this video online 11


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s ection 2 adora svitak adora svitak what adults can learn from kids it is great to see such substance and focus in the youth our world will be a better place because of her and the others like her -ruth jacobs keller williams real estate source click here to view this video online imagine this a hush descends over a darkened convention center as an audience of thousands of professionals train their eyes on the stage who are they waiting for the corporate ceo or the latest motivational guru guess again a little girl in mary janes adora svitak steps into the spotlight and clears her throat source 12


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s ection 3 natalie warne natalie warne being young and making an impact when she was 17 natalie warne learned about the invisible children project a campaign to rescue ugandan children from joseph kony s child armies as an intern for invisible children she led a nation-wide campaign for the project she successfully got the campaign featured on the oprah winfrey show a victory that dramatically raised the profile of the movement natalie now works as a film editor in los angeles source click here to view this video online 13


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s ection 4 thomas suarez thomas suarez a 12-year-old app developer thomas suarez s interest in technology and programming led him to learn python java and c `just to get the basics down he built an app and then coaxed his parents into paying the $99 fee to get his app earth fortune in the app store thomas also started an app club at school to help other kids build and share their creations and is now starting his own company carrotcorp source click here to view this video online 14



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