TED-Ed Club Connect Week gives students a virtual space to discuss ideas with kids around the world. Last week, more than 500 students in 29 countries met up in group video chats to talk, laugh — and dance! Check out some highlights from the week:
IDEAS: Students shared their ideas for TED-Ed Club Talks, such as:
- How the whole world can — and should — create a “culture of readers”
- Why jungle cat extinction puts us in danger, too
- Why we should spend more time exploring oceans, not space
- What women’s soccer has to teach us about global gender equity
CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Students asked questions about each other’s countries, like:
- Do you use huskies to pull your sleds in Canada? (Answer: not in Toronto. But in some places far north.)
- Why do you think so many Muslims are stereotyped? (Answer: the media doesn’t give us a chance to really learn about the faith and its believers.)
- In Greece, do you cook everything in olive oil? (Answer: yes. Yes we do.)
- If you live in Kansas, does everyone ask you about The Wizard of Oz? (Answer, again: yes. Just…yes.)
FUN: Some students also got up and danced!
- Check out a few of their dance moves:
More than 10,000 students are now sharing and presenting their ideas in TED-Ed Clubs around the world. Interested in starting a TED-Ed Club at your school? Find out more.