Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Great Videos to Teach Science Concepts

Kris E.
District Technology and Blended Learning Coach
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I think these videos would be great to introduce concepts/units to students. Not only could you start the unit/class period with one of these videos/lessons, you could also assign students to watch them at home and answer the questions for homework, and start class with a discussion around the concepts learned. Students could also search for ideas for research projects by looking through videos. All of those I watched were very interesting.
My Take
I think there are tons of possibilities for use of this website as a teaching tool. I liked that you can create your own lessons, customize those you find, and use the ones you find as they are. I think the videos capture the attention of kids, and help make difficult concepts easier to understand.