Goal: Get kids talking / sharing their ideas on the future of energy, transportation, or any sustainable design / way of living.
Notes: This is meant to mimic the real TED talks, so make sure your students have watched a few, familiarizing themselves with the format. Go to https://www.ted.com/
Make a TED Talk and present it live. Basically, write a speech and then present it. Pictures / movies that support the speech are mandatory.(PPT, Google Slides, Prezi?) Each presentation should be no longer than 6 minutes. There will be a timer on the stage.
This is endless. Whatever the kids feel passionate about
- Solar – passive/ active
- Sustainable architecture
- Cradle2Cradle Design
- Wind energy
- Cleaning up the oceans
- Net Zero Energy Homes
- Getting toxins out of products
- No longer than 6 minutes
Might be best to make the ‘base’ file a Google Slide or Google Doc. It can be easily shared and logged into. But, you certainly can base it on YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube, etc.- just anything that is on the web and has a web address.
At Akron U, there will be a large screen TV / sound system available. We’ll probably have a chromebook hooked up so that you won’t have to bring your own computer.
Note: Probably won’t be able to play an Office PPT or DOCX. Please – as you’re organizing these – ask us questions.
Instructions to Speakers
- When it’s your turn, quickly put on the mike and do a quick – “Testing 1-2-3.”
- An MC host will introduce you to the audience. Please start immediately.
- You’ll have up to 7 minutes to totally complete your speech. There will be a countdown timer in front of you to keep you on track.
- When you’re done, please exit so the next speaker in line can get prepared.