How I Use It
TED Ed is a great hook for lessons in ELA courses. Students often see speakers they've never seen and are introduced to ideas that are fresh, original, and inspiring. They serve as an excellent springboard for both writing and visual/speaking assignments.
TED Ed is an invaluable asset to both teachers and students. Many of the speakers are young people who have literally changed the world somehow, and students need to see and hear that that is possible. When you couple this with the fact that the videos have lesson ideas corresponding with the content of the talk, the value of the site only goes up.