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!
Awesome day kicking off @TED_ED Student Talks program with the 5th graders at William Penn Elementary! Thanks to Mrs. McConnell & her students for sharing their passions and ideas for their Talks with us! #EFproud pic.twitter.com/Xia280p7vl— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) March 8, 2022
🎥 Today is the day… Our 5th grade students at William Penn Elementary are recording their @TED_ED Student Talks! This has been a great experience as we look to amplify student voices! #TedEDStudentTalks #EFproud pic.twitter.com/EqC6ueeTNa— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) May 18, 2022
Spent some time with Mrs. McConnell’s 5th grade students as they shared their progress with their @TED_ED Student Talks… @Keithkonyk and I were very impressed! These are going to be great! #tededstudents #EFproud pic.twitter.com/bGJnoMglOY— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) April 5, 2022
“This is the most fun I’ve had with a project!”… 5th graders at William Penn are putting their final touches on their @TED_ED Student Talks and providing feedback to one another using #Numbers! #EFproud #TedEDStudentTalks pic.twitter.com/vUlO8iT2bx— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) May 10, 2022
One of the many great aspects of the @TED_ED Student Talks program is the focus on feedback and teamwork! A special shout out to Mr. Huber and the @EFWarriors students who work in the PAES Lab for helping put together our Student Talk Idea Journals! 👍 #EFproud pic.twitter.com/o9vuPpoNfj— Steve Hartnett (@MrHartnett212) March 15, 2022
Shout out to Dr. Cline from Riverside Vet Hospital for taking the time to visit with our 5th graders today in preparation for their TED Talks. pic.twitter.com/Kvsqb8zA7u— Wm Penn Elementary (@wmpennelem) April 22, 2022