Happy Friday! We are so pleased to share with you this week (drum roll please)… TED-Ed. These “lessons worth sharing” are sure to spark the curiosity of learners in your classroom. Sit back and watch the video below to learn about all TED-Ed has to offer.
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TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. With this philosophy in mind, and with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world, TED is excited to launch its newest initiative, TED-Ed. 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. By creating an account, teachers can also assign students videos to watch and track their progress!
Benefits of using TED-Ed:
- Students using video inside and outside class, can learn at their own pace. Those who get stuck on a concept can replay and watch again.
- Video can include explanatory visuals that enhance understanding.
- Because every learners’ needs are different…TED-Ed videos come equipped with optional supplementary materials such as the Quick Quiz feature, Thinking Questions, and Dig Deeper Resources for EVERY video on the site.
Hope your Friday is Fabulous!