TED-Ed Website Tour


Welcome to the TED-Ed beta website tour. I’m Logan Smalley, I’m Bedirhan Cinar, I’m Jordan Reeves, and I’m Stephanie Lo. We represent the TED-Ed team. We’re going to tell you about
how the website is organized, about the lessons
that surround each video, how you can customize or flip
your own lesson, and how you can measure
the lesson’s effect on your class or the world. Towards the end of the tour, we’ll reveal one more major feature that directly affects
every person viewing this video. Let’s get started with the home page. On the home page,
you’ll find original TED-Ed videos, each is a lesson recorded
by an actual educator that’s visualized
by a professional animator. You can nominate educators and animators in the “Get Involved” section of the site. The TED-Ed library can be browsed
through two different lenses. Learners can use the “Series” view
to browse videos thematically and based on their own curiosity. And teachers can use
the browse by “Subject” view to find the perfect short video
to show in class or to assign as homework. Every video on TED-Ed
is accompanied by a lesson. These lessons don’t replace good teaching, but they can be supplementary resources for students and teachers
around the world. Let’s look at this one, created by a teacher in the US
and an animator in the UK. When you arrive on the lesson page,
simply click play; the video will continue to play as you navigate the lesson’s sections
that surround it. In the “Quick Quiz” section, you’ll find multiple-choice questions that check for basic
comprehension of the video. You get real-time feedback on your answers and if you get one wrong,
you can use the video hint. You’ll find open-answer questions
in the “Think” section. And in the “Dig Deeper” section, you’ll find additional resources
for exploring the topic. You can complete the lessons anonymously, but if you log in, you can track
your own learning across the site. Just visit the “Recent Activity” feed, and you’ll find answers you’ve saved to lessons that you’ve already
started or completed. And now to one of the most powerful
features of the TED-Ed website: flipping a lesson. Flipping a featured lesson allows you
to edit each of the lesson’s sections. You can edit the title
as it relates to your class. You can use the “Let’s Begin” section to provide instructions
or context for the lesson. You can select or deselect
any “Quick Quiz” question. In the “Think” section, you can add your own
open-answer questions. And in the “Dig Deeper” section, you can use the resources provided
or add your own. When you finish flipping a lesson, it’ll publish to a new and unique URL. And because the link is unique, it can measure the progress
of any learner you share it with. You can use it to measure participation and accuracy of any individual
student’s answers. So that’s how you flip
a featured TED-Ed video, We’ve got one more major feature
to tell you about. Using the TED-Ed platform, you can flip any video from YouTube. That means you can create a lesson
around any TED Talk, any TEDx Talk, but also any of the other thousands
of great educational videos on YouTube, including the ones that you yourself
could record, upload and flip. And through flipping these lessons, together we’ll create
a free and remarkable library of lessons worth sharing.

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61 thoughts on “TED-Ed Website Tour

  1. This could be confusing. The TED-Ed use of term "flipped" has to do with making a video=lesson your own. The usual interpretation of "flipped classroom" (Khan Academy and others), refers to watching lessons online before class so that students can do the assignments in class with immediate teacher and classmate involvement.

    Confusion aside, I think the TED-Ed make-videos-your-own-lessons is a fantastic way to take advantage of new media and online content!

  2. Hope the whole world gets to copy Khan Academy. SAL KHAN rocks. TED Edu is great but still a lot long way to be like KHAN ACADEMY

  3. Imagine if Ted Ed somehow got to know Sal from Khan Academy. Imagine the possibilities of online, interactive teaching. Already suggested Ted-ed to my year-coordinator for possible future classes 🙂

  4. Great resource with lots of potential. One concern: this seems at remarkably consistent with the industrial/convergent educational complex. At 2:11 the video mentions that teachers can add their own open/divergent questions. Why such a small, inconspicuous feature? Why not build the site around this kind of functionality? Help students be more creative, think deeply and make meaning, not merely answer the right question.

  5. they added just now. it wasn't there when I put the comment. Thanks @TEDEducation for listening. 🙂
    I really appreciate all the handwork that you guys do.

  6. Oh man I really how this works out, it'd be amazing 😀 will flipped lessons ever be featured on the website if they are rated high enough or get enough views?

  7. I teach at a public high school. All YouTube videos are blocked within the school, and district. I suspect the same is true of Ted videos; but I'll check tomorrow. Most public school systems have blocking services that block undesirable web sites. So I'm thinking Ted's efforts are going to go unused by most teachers.

  8. Beautiful. This is very emotional for me; to see such a brilliant, innovative website for such an important reason, free to the world.

    Thank you so much to everyone who worked on this

  9. Have you or your IT director looked into the YouTube for schools service? It is fairly easy to implement and allows schools to unblock only the youtube/edu part of the site, as well as videos that teachers approve.

  10. Our district JUST unblocked youtube/edu and I hope that is a trend that makes it way to your school district soon.

  11. Hello schneo, thanks for the helpful feedback. You can select or deselect questions when you flip a featured TED-Ed video, but you can't currently add m/c questions to either featured videos or videos you choose from YouTube. We will be adding that feature in the near future, though.

  12. Very helpful feedback. We'll look into each issue, and we plan on including a community feature (probably leveraging TED Conversations) in the coming week.

  13. This is a great, really geat idea. Just right for TED. You, people who came out with TED-ED, deserve a big contratulation. I am sure it is going to be a total success. And people will just love it. And, of course, will be used estensively in classes. I hope we will be translating it into every language. Thanks for this worthy effort.

  14. There is hope for America and I just found it. Go TED-Ed, go! I have been teaching and doing instructional design for years and love great ideas, this is indeed great, no better than that, WONDERFUL!

  15. that is awesome! It is important to think of how to translate that from English to other languages such as Portuguese. Or even better… everybody could elect English as their 2nd language! 😉 Anyway… simple awesome, thanks TED-ed.

  16. Help…trying to flip my own youtube lessons, Having a hard time inserting links and adding multiple choice questions that give students instant feedback like the already made lessons.

    What am i missing

    this is an awesome tool and I cant wait to get going with it

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  18. TED-Ed 教育團隊在新發佈的 TED-ED 網站,提供了一個相當有遠見且功能強大的特色。你可以學習 TED-ED 影片如何製作、如何編排、如何尋找連結相關的課程以及你可以利用 TED-ED 或 YouTube 影片,來客製化自己的教學影片。
    http://ed.ted.com

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