Many of us (educators) have turned to TedTalks to supplement our lessons with media rich content. Â In case you’re new to Ted.comÂ 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-EdÂ “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. Â 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