TED gave educator Sugata Mitra $1 million to build the School in the Cloud to promote self-directed learning.
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In the slums of New Delhi, 17-year-old Avani Singh is empowering women by training them to drive electric rickshaws and taxi cabs -- a skill that gives them a way to earn a living. She talks about helping women reach their potential and making real change at a young age.
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17-year-old Cole Plante is a rising star in the music world, with a recent appearance at Lollapalooza and an EP on the way. But aside from the star-studded events he performs at, he’s just a normal kid. He shares what he loves about music, what inspires his sound, and how his voice evolved. Read more »
15-year-old Julia Bluhm didn’t expect her petition asking Seventeen magazine to show fewer Photoshopped images of models to go viral. But when it did, she was ready. She shares her thoughts about activism, and even has some tips for adults who might dismiss teenagers as uncaring.
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All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.
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“I am a magnificent failure,” Ashton Kutcher announced on the TEDYouth stage in New Orleans earlier today. “I screw up so much it hurts.” The star of television show Two and a Half Men said this not to be self-deprecating or to beat up on himself, but to drive home the point that failure is […]
By Thu-Huong Ha and Kate Torgovnick The morning session of TEDYouth “The Spark” was incredible. But in many ways it was just an appetizer. In the afternoon, Sessions 2 and 3 delivered talks on topics ranging from how to make an Easy Bake Oven gender-neutral to the mathematics of Pixar animation to the familial structures of […]
By Kate Torgovnick and Thu-Huong Ha TEDYouth is like a typical TED Conference — with its hair let down. The talks are shorter, less formal and, well, a whole lot of fun. This year’s conference was held in New Orleans and was themed around the concept, “The Spark.” Here’s a look at what happened in the […]
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