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Jeff Hoffart

Social Entrepreneur, ED-ucation Publishing


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Within learning communities, how do we educate youth about the ethos of TED and get them excited about contributing to the TEDx community?

While we organized our event at TEDxYouth@BIS this year, we found that we were marketing the idea of TED and TEDx to people who already understood and supported this ethos. We are looking for your ideas, resources, and other possible solutions to help educate and involve more youth in the TED and TEDx communities.


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    Jun 25 2012: In addition to the last post about "flipped teaching" and the "flipped classroom", I found an interesting article written on Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/the-flip-turning-a-classroom-upside-down/2012/06/03/gJQAYk55BV_story.html

    In my last post, I mentioned: "Perhaps the way to get teachers to use TED-Ed is more about educating them about the instructional model or theoretical framework of a flipped classroom learning environment.".

    But, I do believe there is some truth to the concerns mentioned in this article:
    -How many subjects are really appropriate for this technique?
    -How does it work for students who don’t have computers at home to watch videos or who live in chaotic conditions that make it impossible to absorb new material?
    -What about teachers who deliver inspiring classroom presentations?
    -Won’t students lose something if those lessons are put on video?

    What are your thoughts?

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