Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Great for what's happening in the real world

Debra H.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is a great way to have students look at a covered topic in a new way. It shows them what is new in the field of study. It is a great discussion or debate opener. Students can also be required to write a reflection on the video clip.
My Take
I find that my honors class students are more receptive to TED talks. They maintain focus on the speakers and reflect on the videos at a deeper level than the regular classes. I feel the talks are not applicable to lower level students and would be lost on them without a lot of teacher explanation.