Saturday, January 12, 2013
TEDEd Continues to Deliver Lessons Without Walls
TED Ed is not a replacement for the teacher or the lesson but a complimentary guide a way of introducing the best teachers into the classroom in an engaging way that stimulates the student, validates their attention and allows the teacher to build on the sound bite and messages conveyed.
TED Ed doesn't try to own the classroom, build a walled garden around it and be the only source of information.
There is a ‘think’ features and quick quiz features which enable students to answer questions and a , ‘dig deeper’ one which expands on the lesson and material and the teacher can take any of these and even the title and edit and enhance them to their needs. They can also flip the lesson to create their own rendition and URL which they can share with their own students.
When we first wrote about TED Ed it was being launched now some 10 months later it has a growing body of work with some videos across subjects; the arts, business and economics, health, mathematics, philosophy and religion, literature and language, psychology, science and technology, social studies, thinking and learning.
It takes the best and most engaging teachers and shares these with everyone for free.
Some great examples: