TED-Ed

 

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TED Ed is an education enhancing web tool that takes an existing YouTube video and allows customization for better teaching/learning. It was created by the same organization that created the TED Talks to help people spread new ideas to others around the world.

An Introduction to TED-Ed

Features

TED-Ed has the following features:
– Ability to upload Youtube videos to another platform and add multiple choice/short answer questions to it
– Ability to create discussions and allow others to add their thoughts onto it
– Ability to make your lesson customizable by others if they want to add on/change it for their own use
– Ability to share videos with others and access it from the website
– Ability to alter other peoples’ lessons to suit your own needs

Resources for Getting Started

Link to Video being attached:
A video from TED-Ed describing what it’s all about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncqVw1sx-04

Information and Resources from TED Ed
An “About” page from TED-Ed
http://ed.ted.com/about
A support page for people who need help with the site
http://support.ed.ted.com/
A page for people to leave feedback
http://ed.ted.com/feedback
A link to a video which describes TED-Ed’s Features
http://ed.ted.com/tour
A link to TED-Ed’s Youtube channel which houses all of their official videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

Educator-Created Resources
A link that describes how to use TED-Ed in a flipped classroom
http://catlintucker.com/2012/11/ted-ed-creating-a-flipped-lesson/
A video of a sample TED-Ed lesson
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/07/how-to-use-semicolon-ted-ed-lesson-for.html#.VgwAFvm6e1s
Multiple videos from TED-Ed
https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/11-must-see-lessons-from-ted-ed
A link that describes how to use TED-Ed to create lessons
https://edshelf.com/tool/ted-ed/
A link that describes how TED-Ed can go extend past the classroom
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/ted-ed-clubs-students-public-speaking.shtml
A link that describes how TED-Ed impacts education
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381433,00.asp

Possible Educational Uses
1. Students can search up lessons created by others to learn and test themselves
2. Students can create lessons to help others or help put learning into long term memory
3. Flipped classroom- Teachers use TED Ed to enhance the learning they taught to students in class. Students learn from videos 4. and get tested on it afterwards
5. Discussions can help students brainstorm together (with or without teacher) for projects related to the topic being taught
6. YouTube users can use TED Ed to add on more information or help consolidate the content of their video
7. Teachers can track how students have responded to follow-up questions, track which students have watched which videos and how they actually interacted with the lesson, as well as hold quizzes for practice/marks

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