TED Ed, Who Knew?

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Very often I talk to faculty about using TED. They often have stories about their favorite TED Talks. However, when I ask them about TED Ed, I usually get… “What, I will have to check that out!” For those of you unaware of TED Ed, About 2 years ago (March 12, 2012 to be precise) the TED team launched it as a new platform. The team at TED wanted to create lessons worth sharing as an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can then distribute TED-Ed lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student. Watch the short video below to get a better idea. I have also shared the top 10 TED Ed Talks. I really enjoyed Adam Savage’s (Myth Busters) talk. Enjoy

Here are the Top 10 TED Ed talks as rated by the TED Blog last year.

  1. How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries by Adam Savage: 969,931 views
  2. Questions no one knows the answer to from Chris Anderson: 889,724 views
  3. Sex determination: More complicated than you thought courtesy of Aaron Reedy: 889,022 views
  4. Just how small is an atom? asks Jonathan Bergmann: 763,982 views
  5. What’s invisible? More than you think by John Lloyd: 531,415 views
  6. How big is infinity? from Dennis Wildfogel: 507,805 views
  7. Why can’t we see evidence of alien life? asks Chris Anderson: 469,687 views
  8. The secret life of plankton by Tierney Thys: 428,630 views
  9. Insults by Shakespeare courtesy of April Gudenrath: 402, 630 views
  10. How folding paper can get you to the moon from Adrian Paenza: 401,127 views


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