World Peace

TEDEd Club

 at Wolf  Swamp Road School

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Welcome to our TEDEd Club

Where Students Make A Difference!

Our Mission

To take one great idea, shape it, and then present it.  You may learn that you are a problem solver, a critical thinker, or an innovator.  You may find that you can make the world a better place.

Our Theme - Truth or Dare 

We will overturn stones and reveal hard truths about all our world issues and dare us all to get more involved!

Our Motto

We will take risks to transform into the speaker we all want to be. To do that, we have to trust one another, not laugh at the wrong things, but instead support each other. It’s okay to make someone laugh on purpose, to cry, to express ourselves…because one way to be a good speaker is to be yourself.










Nov.  7th - First Meeting

Nov. 14th

Nov. 28th

Dec. 5th

Dec. 12th.

Dec. 19th

Jan. 9th

Jan. 16th

Jan. 23rd

Jan. 28th (cancelled)

Feb. 6th

Feb. 13th

Feb. 27th

Mar. 6th

Mar. 13th

Mar. 20th

Mar. 27th

Apr. 3 (cancelled)

Apr. 10

Apr. 17

Apr. 24

May 1

May 8


group leaders

Mrs. Batchelor


Mrs. Dufraine

Exploration #1

What makes your heart beat faster?  What gives you a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement?  What are some things that inspire you?

Inspirational quotes

Always be yourself. Everyone is already taken. - Unknown

from Tehila

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful

from Alfonso

All you can do is your best-unknown
from Reegina

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."

from Anniela

It always seems impossible until its done.

from Robin

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”-Dr. Suess

from Frank

“Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

from Nico

Peace is like a cake. Not everybody gets a piece but they all know what it tastes like.

from Caroline

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

from Margo

Logic gets you from A to B, but imagination gets you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

from Danica

"The quietest people have the loudest minds." -Unknown 

from Jack

Exploration #2

What makes a great idea....GREAT!

What are the qualities of good ideas?  What is an idea "worth spreading"?  

Exploration #3

Brainstorm and choose your idea!  

Start with a blank piece of paper, give your brain some creative time and inspiration, let it run wild and find your best idea!

How to stop air pollution

Magnetic Socks

A card to help purchase items for a charity

Rescue and adopt dogs!


of Youth Sports

Oil spill clean-up

How Peer Pressure affects kids



Devices to find lost items

Save the trees

Persuading people to adopt animals

Cutting trees down could harm the environment

Stop Drug Addiction

Video games help kids

Cars that don't overheat

A toilet on wheels

Ways to clean up oil spills

Life we don't know about

Electric Shopping Carts

Smoking is bad for your health

Exploration #4

Identify, frame and outline your idea!

  • Who is your audience?

  • Keep it simple. What is the message you are trying to share?

  • Emphasize connection over content.  Build your speech from an emotional place.

  • Be authentic.

  • Use humor, a powerpoint, visuals.

  • What are your key points? Stick to them.

  • Practice, practice, practice

Exploration #5

Master the Story Arc: beginning, middle and end

Great TED Talks tend to capture an audience’s attention immediately. They quickly build on that initial momentum, and provide creative insights and thoughts that reward an audience’s attention. Then, before the talk starts to feel too long, they wrap up with a meaningful conclusion.


We will discuss:

1.What is a story arc?

2. What makes for a strong introduction to a talk?

3. How do you keep the audience’s attention in the middle?

4. What makes for a strong conclusion to a talk?

Practice your introduction and be filmed!!

Exploration #6 and #7 - Visualize your idea

We will create effective, memorable visuals that will make your TED-Ed talk

come alive for your listeners!

You can use:

PowerPoint - 3 or more slides



Google Slides

Poster Boards - Pen and Paper

Photos - Camera 

Exploration #8 -Practice, Practice, Practice!

Start rehearsing your talk!

Use your notes only

Try not to say "um"

Use your hands expressively

Try not to swing your body from side to side

Engage your audience..look at them!

End your talk with your dare in a positive way

Revise any part that does not flow

Speak with confidence

Slow down!!!!!

Visit the video page to see our first rehearsal without computers

Exploration #9 - #13 Light..Camera..Sound

#9 Practice your speeches and ensure that all the visuals are ready.  Try out camera, lights and sound.

#10 - Dress Rehearsals - Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse

#11 Capture your ideas. Practice filming using visuals and speaking in public

#12 Watch your videos and add final touches. Have a PARTY!! Watch Bloopers!

#13 Upload and nominate the best videos to the TED Ed website


62 Wolf Swamp Rd
Longmeadow, Hampden County 01106

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