Not every teenager sits around, texting endlessly and at all the wrong times, causing their parents to worry about a possible addiction to technology. Some of them give TED talks in their spare time.
How will we talk about feminism? What does it mean to "fail," and why shouldn't we fail better? What is love? Why isn't America investing in young black men? And are the people who create change the silent supporters rather than the vocal leaders? In this curated selection of TEDxTeen Talks, the adolescent version of the adult TED Talks, five teens discuss these ideas and how they collide with their own stories.
Linguist John McWhorter defended the language of most teenage girls (and quick-typing adults) in his TED talk. Teachers and parents alike bemoan texting as the fall of literacy, turning writing into an informal landscape that neglec... Read Post
Who doesn't at least like TED Talks, the "Technology, Entertainment and Design" conference that aims to smarten us up without asking us to work very hard? We sit at our computers, watch someone give an 18-minute-long talk, and belie... Read Post