Teacher Review For Ted-Ed

Ted: Ed is a great way to engage students with short, usually entertaining videos!

Stephen Z.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
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
Ted Ed is a great way to enhance any lesson. These videos (usually short and too the point) allows our students to hear content in ways that may be difficult for the classroom teacher to get out sometimes. These videos are educational, and usually very entertaining. I've used Ted Ed videos in multiple lessons to allow students to get a better understanding of information. You can always add a Ted Ed video in the classroom in order to reach students that did not understand crucial information that the teacher or textbook tried to convey.
My Take
I think Ted Ed is a great tool to enhance a lesson. Many times students have learned to tune out a teacher and when work gets assigned a question pops up, what was that again? I believe Ted Ed engages students in a meaningful way with videos that grabs the students attention and captures their thoughts. The videos should be used as an enhancement of a lesson and rarely a the main source of our teaching. I like that videos are easy to search for and view. It navigates much like the popular youtube site and is very user friendly.