Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Top quality video clips and thoughtful discussion starters

Deb Z.
Classroom teacher
Lake Shore High School
St. Clair Shores, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
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 Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
ed.ted.com is used to supplement lessons. The site has four sections; "watch," "think," "dig deeper," and "discuss." Students watch a very short video, then answer a quiz. They may do some research or join in a discussion using the last two tabs. It helps if students have access to Youtube, however, this can be shown to the entire class, and the quizzes printed out. Students can also use this site in a blended or flipped classroom.
My Take
I like that the videos are short and relevant, and the lessons are customizable. These are very helpful for homebound students. The videos can be stopped and restarted as needed.