Melinda Dvisa Posted over 3 years ago Live conversation with Nina Tandon: How can we use TED Conversations in the classroom? I've been using TED Conversations as journal prompts in my class for the past year. My students can use their journals to come up with topics for writing or as pre-writing. It's proven effective. I'm now teaching developmental reading, and I often select ted Conversations to feature authors. Again, this has proven popular.