How to Speak 'Generation Z' | Justin Shaifer | TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy

  • Опубликовано: 27 июн 2018
  • "Parents Never Understand" has taken on an entirely new meaning with the upcoming 'Generation Z.' This generation is the first of truly 'digital natives' - meaning many of these kids grew up with iPads in their hands. This talk prepares listeners for engaging this truly unique cohort of children.
    Justin J. Shaifer is the Executive Director of Fascinate Inc. He is a passionate STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) advocate. He travels the country exciting students about STEM. He creates and implements culturally relevant STEM content into educational institutions. He is most known for his main projects, the Magic Cool Bus, and 'Hood Science, the animated series. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • My pants are filled with beans
    My pants are filled with beans День назад

    Just say “Yikes” and “mood”

  • Emo Kid
    Emo Kid День назад

    The only reason Gen Z gets 9 hours of screen time a day is because of our 7 hours of school and how ever many hours of homework we get.

  • Leonardo Domonik
    Leonardo Domonik День назад

    This is part of my nine hours 😂

  • Ella Brooke
    Ella Brooke 2 дня назад

    I feel like gen z is best represented by the 12-16 year olds. Not saying that’s ALL that gen z is. Hey you could be 20 or 8 and still relate I just feel like this is most accurate

  • Emma Jenkins
    Emma Jenkins 3 дня назад

    That 6 year old he said was gen z almost definitely is gen alpha...

    MØTHER 3 дня назад +1

    How to speak Gen Z
    *wig snatched*
    *Victory royale*
    *skinny legend*

  • Lin Gaming
    Lin Gaming 5 дней назад

    I’m part of Gen Z and I want to have my own photography business

  • Pinkie Presents
    Pinkie Presents 5 дней назад +1

    as a gen'zer i really hope to see my generation have a better rep then millenials got over the years

  • The Sun
    The Sun 6 дней назад

    If it has ck at the end change it to cc. Ex: snack -> snacc

  • Its Yosie
    Its Yosie 6 дней назад

    Older generations find us way too fascinating tbh

  • shawn steele
    shawn steele 9 дней назад +1

    9 hours pfhh rookie

  • Samuel The German Cat of Legend
    Samuel The German Cat of Legend 11 дней назад +2

    Oof now that's a big 💯🅱️👌 **Yeets away**

  • Abigail G
    Abigail G 12 дней назад

    If you want to understand gen z, just talk to us without being condescending? It's that easy? Like, Millennials can just be experts on themselves?

  • Abigail G
    Abigail G 12 дней назад

    yooooo Kahoot!

  • suddenly stanning
    suddenly stanning 12 дней назад

    Come on if you’re gonna make the names funny at least make them *funny*

  • suddenly stanning
    suddenly stanning 12 дней назад

    Generation Z is too big like I can’t relate to my five year old cousin at all! The kid shows are completely different!

  • SkyTheGuy
    SkyTheGuy 12 дней назад

    There isn't really a hard line between generations, as some younger "millenial" might be more like a gen z or an older "gen z" could be more like a millenial. We can't just split a line down between them, it depends on the person.

  • Varun Chandra
    Varun Chandra 12 дней назад

    I was born in 2000 and I think anyone born after 2002 (03+) is a different species.

  • strangeKE
    strangeKE 14 дней назад

    How many people from gen z use RU-clip as a way to educate yourself?

  • Snowy Cabin
    Snowy Cabin 15 дней назад

    Pretty sure someone born in 1996 didnt grow up with an ipad in their hand

  • Seth Green
    Seth Green 15 дней назад

    I hate when adults try to explain what my generation is like and how we're "digital natives" and "internet entrepreneurs". If anything that's what Gen Y is like.

  • Sam Fielder
    Sam Fielder 17 дней назад

    The big problem is that education isn’t adapting. Kids now want different things than kids 100 years ago. Why can’t they offer classes that are going to be useful for what WE want to do

  • Adrian!
    Adrian! 17 дней назад

    eat tide pods and you're good

  • kathy evans
    kathy evans 18 дней назад

    *yeets away*

  • Sarah Tiedemann
    Sarah Tiedemann 19 дней назад

    I once had a teacher tell me it was “good to see me reading” before class started one day, but that it was time to put the book away. A bunch of other kids were still on their phones. Usually, I would be too. Maybe phones look easier to quickly put away, but I would have put away the book just as fast as the phone. And, want to know something funny? I basically only use my phone to read on during school. I watch RU-clip and Netflix, go on tumblr, play one of the games I have at home.

  • Dr. Phil
    Dr. Phil 20 дней назад +2


  • 1stEducation2nd Vote
    1stEducation2nd Vote 20 дней назад

    Um , the first generations exposed to social media was a combination of baby boomers and x gens, we created and fined tuned it for the future gens , I think this needs to be a video 👍

  • Ashley
    Ashley 21 день назад

    Just rant then say thank you for listening to my text talk

  • Egg Lasagna
    Egg Lasagna 21 день назад

    Just scream into the void we will answer

  • Sam Lund
    Sam Lund 21 день назад

    Some info to clear up confusion:
    Silent Generation 🙂: Before 1945
    Baby Boomers 🤬: 1945 - 1964
    Gen X 🙃: 1965 - 1976
    Gen Y / Millennials 🖕: 1977 - 1994
    Gen Z 🙋‍♂️: 1995 - 2010
    Gen Alpha ❓: After 2010

  • S. Renee Smith
    S. Renee Smith 22 дня назад

    Great job!

  • Kipper Plays
    Kipper Plays 22 дня назад

    Why can't Generation Z teach you about Generation Z?

  • Iris
    Iris 22 дня назад +1

    bro kahoot

  • Guinevere Griffeth
    Guinevere Griffeth 23 дня назад

    Like they’re people boom end of video

  • Corwin Hsien
    Corwin Hsien 23 дня назад +1

    Shoutout to everyone else who lives in silicon valley

  • Minerguy
    Minerguy 24 дня назад

    Who uses Facebook in 2019

  • Strangerpanic21
    Strangerpanic21 24 дня назад

    Dude got kahoot bombed and called it hacking

  • TheICEgirl6100
    TheICEgirl6100 24 дня назад +1

    tbh i think gen z should start at 2000

  • Emma The disaster
    Emma The disaster 25 дней назад

    Who says GenZ doesn’t have conspiracy theories

  • Desolate Puppy
    Desolate Puppy 26 дней назад

    F's in the chat bois

  • Desolate Puppy
    Desolate Puppy 26 дней назад

    Anime profiles and big tiddy goth gf's is our Gen Zyklon

  • Alois -Booty Shorts- Trancy
    Alois -Booty Shorts- Trancy 26 дней назад

    I heard that gen z was between 1999 - 2007... I don't think most people largly outside of that are gen z. I understand like maybe 1998 or 2008, but not much else.

  • Yah-yah Reed
    Yah-yah Reed 28 дней назад

    What people dont see is Gen Z in that 9 hours of screen time doing homework, setting reminders, sending emails or text to get information. You know more than half the apps on my phone are for school and thats the same with almost every teenager in highschool. The only time im on media for long periods of time is on the weekend and I spend that time watching stuff like this. He is on the right track but....

  • ErynWithAWhy?
    ErynWithAWhy? 28 дней назад

    Why are TED talks the only thing that makes me okay with being GenZ

  • Super_ Sanne
    Super_ Sanne 28 дней назад

    Lol 😂 i learn more on the internet than in school 😑

  • Spectral the Spectacular specter
    Spectral the Spectacular specter 29 дней назад

    If you don’t already know how to speak gen z (or how how interpret it “internet speak”) just don’t. It’s easy. Just talk normal. Don’t quote memes, or mention fads. Just normal speech

  • Disaster Pan
    Disaster Pan 29 дней назад

    O o f

  • Metzili
    Metzili 29 дней назад

    people born in 1999-2001 are considered gen z, and yet grew up more like 90s kids and are mostly adults. It’s kind of annoying that we keep considering most of gen z as tech-spoiled little kids

  • Maya Sperber
    Maya Sperber Месяц назад +1

    He straight up made them play kahoot

  • Nya fae
    Nya fae Месяц назад

    How about we stop treating Gen Z youth like they are all children and we can't understand them? Not all of our families had enough money for us to be "born with a tablet in our hands or internet"- Also, I'm not sure about stastistics but most of the Gen Z friends I have refuse to talk to people and prefer their phones because they have major social anxiety and technology gives them a way to commuinicate without feeling anxious.

  • Annika Heiskanen
    Annika Heiskanen Месяц назад +1

    ok this is mainly cool, but if you want to understand gen z, just ask one of us. the oldest of us are 22, we can talk for ourselves, thank you very much.

  • Rosé Animation
    Rosé Animation Месяц назад

    Team millennial 💕

  • Rosé Animation
    Rosé Animation Месяц назад

    This man is so fine wow 😍

  • Wiebel
    Wiebel Месяц назад

    Millennials will never understand us, almost all Millennials have had everything handed to them are used to getting stuff without working for it, meanwhile Generation Z with thanks to youtube among others have been working for themselves, making money by doing there own stuff; Making videos, making content, selling stuff online. Gen Z is way more independent than Millennials, and that’s why Millennials have a hard time understanding us.

  • No thank you
    No thank you Месяц назад

    11:46 why can't *we* understand ourselves, seriously who knows *us* better than *us*

  • Kappa G
    Kappa G Месяц назад +2

    *Join My Kahoot: 842699*

    • Maya Sperber
      Maya Sperber Месяц назад

      Master Splinter hahaha I wasn’t the only one who knew they were playing kahoot

  • animatorsglory
    animatorsglory Месяц назад

    I'm gen Z
    Not early gen Z like most people in the comments
    Just 2006 so I'm not late not new
    Any tips on life to get me started.

  • 魔女WITCHHUNT 魔女
    魔女WITCHHUNT 魔女 Месяц назад


  • darian
    darian Месяц назад

    I was born in 1996, right at the cusp of the Millennial Generation (Gen Y) and Gen Z. I grew up with this technology, just like Generation Z. At six years old, I was designing webpages on Neopets. I wanted a cool and flashy user page, pet page, and guild; so I learned HTML from various websites. At nine years old, I was using Piczo and creating entire websites based around my interests (i.e. Warrior Cats and Tokyo Mew Mew roleplay). Around 2009, I learned how to create videos with Sony Vegas after I illegally downloaded the program from Pirate Bay. I wanted to create “AMVs” or anime music videos because I enjoyed watching these types of videos on RU-clip. I didn’t realize then that I was adapting to this age of technology rapidly and honing useful skills for the future. The easiest way to communicate and engage with “Gen Z-ers” is to relate and educate.

  • Holly Patricia
    Holly Patricia Месяц назад

    Oh jesus christ. Another new "generation" marketing people think we need to learn to talk to.

  • Online
    Online Месяц назад

    TL;DR Millenials will now use "Yeetus That Feetus amirite?" as a conversation starter with a gen z kid

  • Amelia K
    Amelia K Месяц назад +1

    *WaTChiNg YoUr FavOriTe PoDcAsTEr*

  • Mcmonocle
    Mcmonocle Месяц назад +1

    Those are not good kahoot names... they could have done “I’m gonna kashoot myself” but they did the most unfunny ones

    • Maya Sperber
      Maya Sperber Месяц назад

      Mcmonocle fart daddy was pretty good tho

  • Captain Lorelai Pucksdatter
    Captain Lorelai Pucksdatter Месяц назад

    Don't let them mislabel you. Millennials are Gen Y! Don't let them call you millennials, let them pretend millennials exist but know that's not us. We're Gen Y!!!!! And they are the ones destroying everything!

  • Bino Dino maxilimilanMus royal guard
    Bino Dino maxilimilanMus royal guard Месяц назад

    Ah you do know how to flatter a gen zer

  • Bino Dino maxilimilanMus royal guard
    Bino Dino maxilimilanMus royal guard Месяц назад

    I don’t watch tv I watch RU-clip or a little bit of Netflix

  • Grace Empson
    Grace Empson Месяц назад

    As a 16yo gen z at the start: this is gonna be good

  • baignoi
    baignoi Месяц назад

    oof that's tea sis

  • Steven Porter
    Steven Porter Месяц назад +1

    RU-clip University!

  • Kasai San
    Kasai San Месяц назад


  • Kasai San
    Kasai San Месяц назад

    Netflix and chill??? No
    Hentai with senpai??? MeH

  • Mark
    Mark Месяц назад

    No. Thank you!

  • Ellie B
    Ellie B Месяц назад

    Just get educated on meme culture and you’ll be fine

  • Dudemyguy
    Dudemyguy Месяц назад

    Wtf I thought that was Eric Andre

  • Raisin
    Raisin Месяц назад

    thats some hot tea sis my wig is SNATCHED my weave is OOFED

  • Quinn Reynolds
    Quinn Reynolds Месяц назад

    Nothing personal kid, but I’m bouta yeet some of that gen z knowledge on to ya.

  • Eli.mp4
    Eli.mp4 Месяц назад

    But you know there's a secret generation of kids born between 1998-2003?

  • SpaceOrca
    SpaceOrca Месяц назад +1


  • Osvaldo Manzo
    Osvaldo Manzo Месяц назад

    Gen z were born after 2008, at least for the lower classes. I'm a 97' but consider myself a millennial

  • The Last Melon
    The Last Melon Месяц назад

    I'm a gen z but in a third world country, so no ipad in my hand when I was growing up.

  • Nebnium Friend
    Nebnium Friend Месяц назад

    You’ve said gen/generation z (at least) 28 times. The stab wounds reference is here people!

  • I change my name a lot 2 .0
    I change my name a lot 2 .0 Месяц назад


  • zeffery
    zeffery Месяц назад

    scream oof and yeet away

  • Organic Cryptids
    Organic Cryptids Месяц назад

    Bold of you to assume we aren't being watched

  • vulture
    vulture Месяц назад


  • Sinraq 2.0
    Sinraq 2.0 Месяц назад

    I mean y’all say all this about millennials but who raised them 💁🏾‍♂️

  • Lord Venomous
    Lord Venomous Месяц назад


  • Siedertree Studios
    Siedertree Studios Месяц назад +1

    *saw this video*
    Me: oh this is gonna be good. Cringe, but good.
    *Finishes video*
    Me: that wasn't half bad.. wow.

  • Default Name
    Default Name Месяц назад

    It's simple. Understand what we like because our generation is so adaptable thanks to tech. And present it in a relatable, decent way. RU-clip Rewind 2018, and adults doing Fortnite dances isn't relatable....

    SNAZTAZTIC Месяц назад

    anyone notice the guy was legit just talking about kahoot?

  • LibertyInfinite
    LibertyInfinite Месяц назад

    Ironic whips and Nae naes, and a pinch of the Yeet ing mood will classify you as one of us

  • Kaisar
    Kaisar Месяц назад +3

    We are more edgy and love dank memes... we also destroy libtards using facts and logic

  • Roman Cusumano
    Roman Cusumano Месяц назад

    Why don’t millennials get their own dialect?

    KING-GALE Месяц назад


    KING-GALE Месяц назад

    I only say age of Ultron a handful of days ago stop zuccing me

  • *Cory in the closet*
    *Cory in the closet* Месяц назад +1

    How do you do fellow kids

  • Monsieur Bobblehead
    Monsieur Bobblehead Месяц назад +1

    Kahoot. The most heated of contests.

  • Herzen
    Herzen Месяц назад

    Im a gen zer and i do spend a lot of time on my phone/tablet and i usually always take breaks in between but sometimes i take no breaks and binge on my tablet for a few hours. My whole family thinks what im doing is watching RU-clip videos but little do they know.... im actually making digital art and small digital animations.

  • Kiki
    Kiki Месяц назад


  • Kody Paul
    Kody Paul Месяц назад +1

    Don’t let a one hour experience with a bunch of little kids influence your entire view of an entire generation