Let’s Talk About TEDEd


Most of us are familiar with the TED family of products. We have probably listened to a TEDx Talk or maybe attended a TED Conference. The TED philosophy is that “ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world” (TED, n.d.) and their TED Ed platform provides an elegant space for students and educators to contribute to that mission.

TED Ed is a platform for students and educators to share ideas and content. The platform provides a library of short animated videos about educational content around which educators can create their own interactive lessons. For example, if there is a video on the digestive system of the human body, the instructor can create her own quiz, add a discussion thread, or post additional resources for students.  Students and educators can also contribute their own content to the platform and share their ideas with the world.

TED Ed can be used for young students and for adults. The existing content is wide ranging so students and educators can likely find level-appropriate content about the subject in which they are interested. If not, they can create their own and add it to the library and share with others!


TED (n.d.) TED Ed: About. Retrieved from: https://ed.ted.com/about

Photo from: https://medium.com/@ppaccone/my-favorite-ted-ed-lesson-8264b9e3102d

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