TED Conversations

Nina Tandon

Research Scientist, cooper union


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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?



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.


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    Aja B. 20+

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    Apr 5 2012: Hi Nina! Your class consistently posted some of the most fascinating topics here over the last semester. Do you have any tips or advice to offer to the rest of us for coming up with great questions and ideas to post on TED? Are there some approaches that work better than others? Thanks!
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      Apr 5 2012: Wow, Aja thanks so much!

      I’m not sure what the "magic formula" has been for us, but I think that the students have been doing a great job with hooking people into the conversations with thoughtful, pithy questions. And because we are basing their questions on classroom material, each week, the students really get into the extrapolations of class ideas into this “broader realm” as we brainstorm possible questions.

      Once the conversations are launched, they each jump in and help each other respond to comments, in turn encouraging more responses, and so on — it’s a bit of a virtuous cycle, fueled by the students’ collective enthusiasm and commitment, and of course supported by the amazing members of the TED community at-large :)

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