Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Great thinkers sharing their thoughts to inspire others

Scott C.
Classroom teacher
South Carolina
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use TED to start a unit or inspire a class discussion . They are generally under 25 minutes and can viewed for free on YouTube. Sometimes we watch them in class and sometimes I assign them to be viewed as homework along with a written summary. Students bring in the homework summary and we begin our less with some sharing.
My Take
TED is a lecture series of some of the greatest minds in a wide variety of different fields. The TED talks cover subjects from Physics to Third World Poverty. However, they are not too lofty to be out of touch with the average student.