May , 2014
One of the wonderful video resources I have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos curated specifically for education community. These TED Ed videos are explanatory tutorials and animations that cover a given topic . Many of these animations are created by educators and teachers in partnership with professional animators.
TED Ed videos are ideal for flipped classroom learning. Teachers can sift through the videos created by other teachers and share them with students on TED Ed website. TED Ed allows teachers to build a lesson around any of these videos. They can also add questions to the videos that students can answer and get instant feedback on their answers. For those of you interested in learning about how to create flipped lessons using TED Ed, I would recommend reading this visual guide.
I have spent some time in browsing TED Ed video library and compiled this list of videos that you can share with your students. I have also added the links to the lessons attached to each of one of these videos.
1- How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena
2- Sex determination: More complicated than you thought – Aaron
3- How do we smell? – Rose Eveleth
4- The mystery of motion sickness – Rose Eveleth
5- How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler
6- Questions no one knows the answers to – Chris Anderson
7- How big is the ocean? – Scott Gass
8- How art can help you analyze – Amy E. Herman
9- Why is glass transparent? – Mark Miodownik
10- How did English evolve? – Kate Gardoqui
11-The power of simple words – Terin Izil