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TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Ted-Ed is an offspring educational initiative — aims to amplify voices and ideas of students. The nonprofit that runs the conference and video series was born in 1984 as a format for professionals in technology, entertainment and design (hence the name) to share their innovative ideas, but it struggled to make money up until 1990. Now, there are over 1,500 TED Talk videos and thousands of events held across over 150 countries. TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. With this philosophy in mind, students on a bi-weekly routine can present their ideas to the entire school. Awards are presented to students for breakthrough ideas or concepts. A wide range of subject talks are delivered without boundaries. TED Ed is a non-profit movement devoted to spreading ideas get involved with.

Advaith Ted Ed is also open to people from outside to inspire change for our students and society on the whole!

Advantages :
  • It inspires
  • Generates ideas
  • Boosts creativity
  • Widens worldview
  • Broadens perspectives
  • Constructive form of entertainment.
  • Great way to improve general knowledge.
  • Learn about different technology and trending ideas
TedX

Students are trained over several days. They are guided by professional person for a subject the student has chosen. A team of Ted ed organizers help students with preparation, video and slide preparation, art of speaking, facial gestures, body language over a period of weeks before they are to present their ideas before audience.

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Focused
One speaker drives each talk. Panel discussion, audience participation and Q&A segments don’t drag down the narrative. TED speeches are more like scripted stories meant to draw the listener in.
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Specific Topics
One of the most distinctive aspects of TED presentations are their uncanny ability to connect viewers to an interesting topic they may have never explored before. There are few rules regarding topics at TED. Students cover everything from deep sea exploration to how rats can be taught to sniff out landmines.
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Short Speeches
Speeches can only last up to 18 minutes. For critics that say millennials lose interest quickly, TED chose a speech length specifically for fickle viewers. TED curator Chris Anderson enforced an 18-minute maximum length because it was “long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention.”
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Highlight Local Issues
These talks often highlight local issues and experts that are of interest to students.
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Appeal To Global Citizens
The younger generation is more open to following global and political events and is more capable of connecting with individuals from around the world via social media and the Web. TED Talks fuel this need to become educated, connected global citizens. They share an authentic and intelligent perspective of an unexplored topic. Oftentimes, TED Talks can be a way for viewers to learn about a problem specific to a region of the world they know little about. The videos make becoming a little more informed and a little more sympathetic as easy as watching an 18-minute presentation, and that’s exactly what students want.
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Available Online For Free
10 years ago, you couldn’t find any TED Talks online. Attending a conference was a luxury with a high ticket price and there was no way to view the speeches outside of the actual venue. Professionals could pay thousands to hear the talks or miss out. “People worried that it might capsize our business model because we were running an expensive, somewhat elite conference,” June Cohen, executive producer of TED Media, told CNN. “Conventional wisdom would tell you that if you have sort of a luxury item, an expensive conference, you have to keep your prices high and your commodity scarce.” More than that, the presentations finally became accessible to millennial students on a budget, and the videos thrived by using a format that catered particularly well to the younger crowd.
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Highlight Diverse Student Speakers
The Students are just as eclectic as the people tuning in. They include inventors, influencers, military strategists, prodigies, beat boxers and more. More than that, every student has a professional understanding of some topic that makes presentations particularly informative, especially for viewers with certain interests and hobbies.
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Students Go Beyond The Classroom
Students don’t always take advantage of opportunities to explore new subjects during school, internships or work. These videos challenge students to think about complex ideas critically – not for a grade or a pay check, but just for fun. And they may inspire new paths that they may not have been open to in the past.