Teacher Review for TED-Ed

Great tool for Social Studies!

Andrea H.
Classroom teacher
Oquirrh Hills Middle School
Riverton, United States
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My Grades 7, 9
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this tool in several ways in my teaching. 1. As a starter or anticipatory set 2. As part of a class lecture 3. Prompt for class discussion, or critical response 4. Part of a flipped assignment 5. In hyperdocs 6. As review resources
My Take
I love Ted Ed videos. They are always informative and well done. Speakers come from diverse areas and backgrounds and are able to bring different voices that my students need to hear from. The one caution I would have is for earlier years; teachers should make sure it is appropriate for their student's levels of ability. It seems to be targeted for secondary education.