TED Talks Worksheets

Core Standard

TED talks are short, recorded presentations that were originally developed at an annual TED (technology, entertainment, and design) event. Originally the talks centered around one of the founding disciplines, but due to the insane popularity of lectures it has been transformed more into an idea sharing mechanism and the topics are no longer narrowly focused. The TED Organization has since been founded to amass these ideas in a huge catalog. The mass majority of these talks are less than an hour with the average recorded session lasting about 17 and a half minutes. Teachers requested that we put this area together. It is often a good practice to allow your students to watch a single Ted talk that you feel would resonate with them each week. These worksheets will help your students organize their thoughts about what is presented and explore the topics deeper.