How I Use It
I've used the videos to supplement lessons or to help students understand a confusing concept, especially in science and history. When we were recently studying erosion from waves, my students had questions about tsunamis, so I pulled up the TED Ed video. It was engaging, concise, and it helped me answer their questions. I have yet to try any of their lesson plans that go with some of the videos.
I am a huge TED fan and have thought a lot about using longer presentations or their podcasts in the classrooms. I haven't been able to yet, but the TED Ed resources allow me to tap into that incredible knowledge-base and easily incorporate it into my classroom. Sometimes the content doesn't perfectly fit; for example, the video about Roman teenagers has a short drinking/puking scene which made me not want to show it to my 6th graders.