What can you do with TED-Ed? According to their website, ed.tec.com you can “Discover ideas that spark the curiosity of learners, create customized lessons for your students, and inspire your students to share their big ideas.” With so many opportunities for you and your students, how can you not use TED-Ed in the classroom?
Several options for using TED-Ed lessons include providing background knowledge on a new topic of study, spark interest in a new topic, supplement your standards, make connections to other areas of study and more. Teachers and students who register (free), can customize existing lessons to fit their own educational goals and objectives. Even better, teachers can sign up to receive daily lessons emailed directly to them.
#3 Gives students control of their own learning.
The TED-Ed platform is set up so that you can easily have students take the driver's seat. Possibly provide a general template that will fit any topic they decide to learn about while helping them keep a focus for their learning.
Do you have students who love to talk? Do they have a passion project or something else they feel strongly about - environmental issues, etc? Let them use the TED-Ed curriculum and the resource library to create their very own Student Talk and share with the world!
#4 Lessons are engaging, relatable, and some are fun!
The video-based lessons and animations instantly draw you in and add to the engagement factor for students. A favorite is about a bug named Mabel, titled The Bug that Poops Candy. Now if that title doesn’t get you excited about learning, we are not sure what will!
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TED-Ed by dru.piersol