Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

TED Ed for President

Jennifer V.
Classroom teacher
Lux Middle School
Lincoln, NE
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
TED Ed can be infused into every single lesson if one would like. It's SIMPLY AMAZING! What a concept! I have used for every phase of the traditional lesson plan...depending on the intended outcome. Students are able to watch a clip that coincides with a lesson. They can interact and be on task without me hovering over them. The quality of the work is outstanding and has obviously been edited to serve in the best manner possible. I love the formative feedback as well as the opportunity to customize. There are so many topics and options, I wish I had time for a daily TED Ed!!!
My Take
The quality is unmatched. Each segment is animated and professional edited. They are visually appealing, easy to understand and follow, and are all under/around 10 minutes. These are perfect for integrating into a class period. They are accessible online to students for re-viewing. I have watched TED Ed to expand MY own knowledge so I can be better prepared for delivering information to students. For instance, our school read "A Long Walk to Water." To familiarize myself with the content about refugees and the Lost Boys of the Sudan, I watched "What does it mean to be a refugee?" by Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman. It was wonderful. There are even built-in questions and additional points to ponder that accompany each lesson. I'm overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content and quality segments. What a gold mine!