Using multimedia in the classroom has become imperative in the 21st century classroom. Students tend to show more engagement and motivation when you play a video in the class.Given this importance of audio visual materials in education, more and more websites are created to provide video resources for educators. I have already compiled a list of 80 educational video resources to make it handy for teachers and even students to access the different video platforms and browse the materials they want.
TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is one of my favorite video resource I use quite often. The videos included in TED are organized under different categories such as : Creativity, Inspiring, Funny, ect. I am assuming you already know TED for if not then you will be missing out on a huge educational resource . TED has even released just a couple of weeks ago a special video channel just for educators where it started posting awesome videos that you can share with your students. This is called Ted-Ed.
Anyway today I am sharing with you some of the most inspirational videos on TED. I highly recommed them for you if you have some free time.As mush as they are inspiring, they are also motivating and helpful in our professional development. You can also share them with your students and watch them togehter.
1- Jim Toomey: Learning from Sherman the shark
2- Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
3- Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic"
4- Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense
5- William Kamkwamba on building a windmill
6- Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters
7- Chris Abani muses on humanity
8- David Perry: Are games better than life?