TED in the Classroom

In this month’s Circle, we experienced flipped content and learned more about TED, TEDed, the Flipped Classroom, Utilizing Case Studies, Video embedding and More. In the beginning of our Circle, we watched a TED Flip of a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan. If you have not seen this video, or have not heard of the To This Day project, you might want to click here. After watching the powerful video, we discussed how this and other powerful TED and TEDed content can be used to flip content for students. We also discussed the reasoning behind using infographics and online readings and discussions, and how this can make for powerful, engaging, open content to use outside of class in support of the flipped model. We then discussed the use of sase studies as interactive in classroom activities.  If you would like to learn more or even get some hands on training with any of the topics we discussed, please contact your faculty fellows or go to the faculty centers for assistance. For those of you new to TED, you might want to know that TED is a forum for amazing speakers sharing even more amazing ideas. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. If you have never seen a TED talk, you might want to start with:

TED 101 What is this thing you’ve stumbled upon? “TED”? Talks on riveting ideas: Technology, Entertainment, Design and so much more. Here’s a TED primer, featuring 11 classic talks on the full range of topics presented on the site.

TED Tech Breakthroughs These onstage demos offer a mind-blowing peek at where technology is taking us. Flying robots, levitating superconductors, brainwave-reading headsets and more.

 TED in 3 Minutes Hungry for inspiration but short on time? Watch these snack-sized talks.

Here is the Prezi we used in today’s Circle

To get a copy of the handout from today, which includes the case study, Click Here! 


TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. There are talks that support almost every discipline, and these talks are freely available and closed-captioned for use in class. http://ted.com

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s missionteded of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. http://ed.ted.com/

In the Flipped Classroom, traditional homework assignments and other active learning are done in class and teachers have students view videos and lectures at home. http://www.knewton.com/flipped- classroom/

lmgtfyGood Infographics are worth more than 1000 words. Go to http://google.com and search for your topic + infographic



The brain is an amazing thing. And while most of us have no idea how it works, brain scientists have uncovered details every teacher should know. http://www.brainrules.netbrainrules

Many students are more inductive than deductive reasoners, which means that they learn better from examples than from logical development starting with basic principles. The use of case studies can therefore be a very effective classroom technique. Learn more at… http://www.bu.edu/ceit/teaching-resources/using-case-studies-to- teach/

CasestudyteachingThe mission of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning. Their peer-reviewed collection contains over 483 cases in a wide variety of areas and can be paired nicely with TED talks to create engaging learning activities in the classroom. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/ 

Also, Don’t forget that Circles of Innovation will be back for Partnering with the Library on December 10th. For more on this Fall’s sessions watch the Trailer below. If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact your campus fellow: East (James May or ext.2047), West (Karen Cowden or ext. 1960), & Osceola (Adriene Tribble or ext. 4111).