BYMS Sponsors TedTalk Club

Sign ups at room 607 have begun for a Tedtalk Club at BYMS, sponsored by Mr. Spoonhower and Mr.Kish and to be held every Wednesday at lunch.

“In the club we will be going on field trips like the (Film festival) at El Dorado High School to watch someone do a Tedtalk and we will be making our own Tedtalks, stated Mr. Spoonhower.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment, design converged, and today covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. According to Currently, Ted Talk has posted over 2,300 on its website.

“In fact, everything we do — from our Conferences to our TED Talks to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?” stated

Currently TedTalk has posted over 2,300 talks on its website. The Range of topics for TedTalk is vast from educational talks, inspiring talks, and energetic talks. According to

“TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. On, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.” according to

For example, here is a TEDTALK from Kandice Summer. Kandice Summer is a college educator that loves writing Tedtalks. The title of this tedtalk is “Why Should a Good Education be Exclusive to Rich Kids?” Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks the viewer to face facts — and change them.