Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Fantastic resource for animated and live "talks" on very modern subjects.

Mark M.
Technology Trainer
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My favorite use is to incorporate Ted Ed talks into the flipped classroom model. Students can watch short videos alone or in small groups and then the class can come together to discuss. I appreciate the high level of discourse, the sophisticated vocabulary used while keeping the subject entertaining.
My Take
I find the TED ED lessons to be well thought out, relevant and useful in a modern 21st century classroom. The short duration of the lesson does not detract from "depth of knowledge". I can use this tool as the meat of my lesson or as an extension activity. As with the full blown TED Talks, students go from one lesson to the next to the next. Like potato chips, you can't stop at just one.