What Can a TED Talk Do for a Young Person’s Idea?

Our #StudentCentered #PBL class was unpacking the complex topic of Ocean Pollution, and towards the close of academic period, the class came to a consensus that we should view this TED Talk as part of our homework. That conversation was interesting and fun because Boyan’s talk here was recorded when he was a teenager in high school. Let’s have everyone view this tonight and make a brief comment (2-3 sentences) in Standard English. What about this TED Talk do you find inspiring? Or write a comment about the specific moment where you feel that Boyan relates to his audience with words or images or both. Check out the email folder for other written homework.

7 thoughts on “What Can a TED Talk Do for a Young Person’s Idea?

  1. tysylvester

    Boyan makes a fascinating point when talking about how to educate people on ocean pollution. He states it is better to go out and start to help clean up rather than to learn about ocean pollution. I find that very interesting because a lot of people would do just the opposite, they’d learn a lot about pollution rather than to go out and clean up. Honestly, I think Boyan’s argument is valid and should be taken into consideration.

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  2. 19cjb

    I thought that the TedTalk was interesting and had very useful information for people to follow next time they think about using plastic or throwing it in the Ocean. Boyan relates to the audience when he says that when he went on vacation he saw more plastic then he saw fish in the ocean. This causes the viewer to just sit there and take a minute to think about how bad plastic truly is for the ocean.

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  3. 19dss

    I like Boyan’s ending comment about how money should not get in the way of change. It puts the state of the world as a whole in perspective, as time and time again, money has gotten in the way of progress and change. This is a very profound comment, and it highlights a larger issue with society that is far bigger than ocean pollution.

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  4. annawilcox

    I like how in Boyan’s Ted talk he makes a direct connection to us as people in the fact that the plastic does not only harm our plant, but also that the chemicals from the plastic are harming the animals in the sea. This is due to the animals which are absorbing chemicals such as PCBs and DDTs, and we eat some animals from the ocean, meaning we are also absorbing these chemicals. I think adding this is makes people realize that plastic is touching us in a different way than they would have thought.

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  5. samayar20

    I like how Boyan used his Ted Talk as a reminder to the audience that humans are the ones who created pollution, which makes everyone responsible for cleaning it up. The pictures Boyan shared were captivating, but also disheartening to see how humans have harmed the ocean that is home to millions of animals.

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  6. marcosecchiaroli6762

    It shocks me that a person our age could stand up on stage and give such an informational and well presented presentation. Boyan describes how he takes a list of concerns from people and takes that list as a challenge. This motivation this young man has is inspirational and should show people that anyone can make a change. It is very crazy to think that he pursued his dreams of helping the world become more clean and healthy which can benefit everyone.

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  7. jwp9908gmailcom

    I really liked the Ted talk by Boyan since he uses simple facts and information to help people understand what he really wants to achieve and wants to do. He also gives us what the cause of this problem is and gives us a solution for how we can solve the problem.

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