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Nina Tandon

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Live conversation with Nina Tandon: How can we use TED Conversations in the classroom?

As we've launched the TEDinClass project, many in the TED community have asked: how can we use platforms like TED Conversations in the classroom?

http://blog.ted.com/2012/03/30/classes-to-the-masses-fellows-friday-with-nina-tandon/

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Closing Statement from Nina Tandon

Thanks so much to everyone for all of your thoughtful, encouraging comments, interesting suggestions, and insightful questions! Please stay tuned to hear as this project develops.

Cheers!
Nina

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    Apr 5 2012: Hi,
    I work in a school for children who have been bullied at their main stream schools and need time away to recover their confidence. They are vulnerable to criticism and have low self esteem. However, the TED platform could be very positive for them to gain global perspectives. to their questions - most TEDsters are great!

    How can TED be used to help these kids ask questions relevant to them in safety? I'm concerned about aggressive or offensive responses. Could TED's flag button hide the response before its moderated? Could a TED EDUCATION platform be created specifically for young people, that can be moderated by users?

    Cheers
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      Apr 5 2012: hi Heather, this is a great point, and we'd actually all committed (on our side and on the TED side) at the beginning to being quite vigilant about looking for agressive or offensive responses.

      What I WILL say, however, is that in the countless comments we've had this semester, we've had maybe one offensive comment in total. Maybe. I've just been blown away from the commitment of the TED community to keeping the bar high intellectually, while at the same time providing an open forum for sharing ideas.
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        Apr 5 2012: Well that's very encouraging.

        Where is the TED site moderated from? USA or at various locations across different time zones globally?

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