Monday, February 1, 2016

TED - Ed

I checked our archives and I am surprised that none of us have addressed this intriguing project of TED initiative (which was not founded by some guy named Ted)

"TED-Ed is a free educational website for teachers and learners. We are a global and interdisciplinary initiative with a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing. Our approach to education is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student."

The lessons use short videos and animations, some from TED talks, some from YouTube, some from other sources. Browse the site and you can find that most lessons contain prompts to
Watch (content)
Think (quizzes)
Dig deeper (additional resources)
Discuss (closed and open discussions)

1 comment:

Elena Allen said...

I love Ted Ed and have used it in my classes a numerous times. Mainly I use inspirational talks in my Study Skills Class. I want the students understand that they are not alone, there were people who struggled in school and their determination resulted in successful completion of college. I also watch TED talks for personal and professional inspiration.