TED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the Twitterverse

In the nearly two weeks since the launch of TED-Ed Clubs, almost 700 educators in 50+ countries have completed applications in the hopes of bringing the program into their classrooms. Meanwhile, TED-Ed’s Twitter feed saw a flurry of excitement as educators and students took to their keyboards to share their thoughts. Here, a look at what they had to say:

Some Tweeters registered a calm and collected approval of the idea.

TED-ED Clubs. Way cool. Power to the kids. MT @MindShiftKQED: Here comes a new generation of presenters!

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Kara Osmundson (@kosmunds) January 17, 2014

TED Ed Clubs. Looks like a good idea to me. ed.ted.com/clubs
  (@iPittman) January 17, 2014

Others could barely contain their excitement.

@TED_ED Clubs?!? Supporting students in designing Ted-style talks about their passions?!? #yesplease ed.ted.com/clubs #coetail
Katy Vance (@katyvance) January 15, 2014

Should every student know how to give a TED Talk? Introducing… TED-Ed Clubs! flip.it/nJmq4 I'm so excited about this!!—
Sean Federbusch (@travelsean) January 19, 2014

Some Tweeters encouraged specific educators and schools to get involved.

@Sarblangley Maybe an elective or explorations topic worth exploring for 2013/14 school year? Looks cool! blog.ted.com/2014/01/14/int…
Francesca Clarke (@frankieclarke) January 17, 2014

How cool would it be if we had a @TED_ED club at our school? What do you think @SimiValley_HS @DrPSimiValleyHi ed.ted.com/clubs
SVHS CCC & Work Exp (@SVHSCCCWorkExp) January 21, 2014

Others seized the day by taking action themselves.

@TED_ED Submitted my TED_Ed Clubs app today! #TEDEdClubs
Rita Kitchen (@ritakitchen) January 16, 2014

Announcing TED-Ed Clubs! I'm in!! Who else?! @TED_TALKS youtu.be/Qj_OzmP8iWg
Ryan Cox (@rlcox74) January 16, 2014

Some of the facilitators from our pilot program tweeted their support.

Proud 2 share BHS's involvement in @TED_ED pilot! #bhschat blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014… @iNik2 @TJHorgan18 @ManassProhit @anshbhammar @DjDannyP23
Jennifer L. Scheffer (@jlscheffer) January 14, 2014

Start your own @TED_ED Club. ed.ted.com/clubs One of the most amazing things I have had the chance to do! #mtwnchat #njed
Marc Seigel (@DaretoChem) January 14, 2014

And some of them took to Facebook, sharing how their TED-Ed Club experience unfolded.

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FB-Avnita-redoFollow us on Twitter @TED_ED or on Facebook , and let us know what you think of TED-Ed Clubs. And if you’re ready to organize one for your school, be sure to apply here. »