Many of us (educators) have turned to TedTalks to supplement our lessons with media rich content.  In case you’re new to Ted.com and their axiom “Ideas worth spreading”, TedTalks is a free online video collection of inspirational, informative, and sometimes comedic speeches from inspiring voices around the globe.

The next stop in the evolution of Ted.com has led us to Ted-Ed “Lessons Worth Sharing”. Building off the TedTalks premise, Ted-Ed pairs an educator with an animator and together they turn a TedTalk into an interactive and engaging lesson.  Once the lessons are developed and posted, anyone has the option to “flip” the lesson, that is, customize it to meet the needs of your learners.

A great example is How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries