TED-Ed Student Talks

  • The TED-Ed Student Talks Program supports students as they discover, explore and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. The 5th-grade students at William Penn Elementary were the first group of elementary students to participate in the TED-Ed Student Talks program at Elizabeth Forward School District. Led by a 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Danielle McConnell, students spent the spring of 2022 working through the program. The TED-Ed Student Talks asks students to:

    • Identify a passion or an "idea worth spreading"
    • Research this topic
    • Create a TED Talk-style presentation based on their topic
    • Creating visual aids using Keynote
    • Practice and  provide peer feedback using a form created with Numbers
    • Record their final presentation

    Students shared ideas on a variety of different topics, including volunteering at local animal shelters, living with Lyme Disease, and more! To view the TED-Ed Student Talk presentations by the 5th graders at William Penn Elementary, please click here!