TED-ED: Use Educational Videos with Student Quizzes to Jumpstart Lessons
TED-Ed is a free educational website for teachers and learners. It is a global and interdisciplinary initiative with a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing. The approach to education is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.
Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.
TED-Ed is excited to launch the TED-Ed community — a new section of ed.ted.com that allows teachers and students to share their ideas and ask questions that relate to TED-Ed and to Education at large.
What you will you find in the TED-Ed community:
- Educators behind TED-Ed Original Lessons share their Lessons and provide suggestions for ways to use them in the classroom
- Animators behind the TED-Ed Original Lessons share their ideas on how to present information with creativity and clarity
- Collaborative Lesson pitches from teachers around the world
- Teachers and students from around the world exchange stories about how they are using TED-Ed in their classrooms
- Brainstorms, ignited by teachers, on new TED-Ed features
- TED Translators contemplating how best to share TED-Ed around the world
- The TED-Ed team answering questions about the platform, prompting ideas about new Lessons, and engaging educators about important questions
- A TED-Ed curated list of suggested videos to flip and the Lessons that could surround them
- Super smart people talking about really interesting stuff
- Why I Make Robots the Size of a Grain of Rice
- Melissa Marshall: Talk Nerdy to Me
- Klaus Stadlmann: The World’s Smallest 3D Printer
- Péter Fankhauser: Meet Rezero, the Dancing Ballbot
- Aparna Rao: High-tech Art
FREE MIT Courses
- Engineering Dynamics
Instructor(s): Prof. J. Kim Vandiver and Prof. David GossardThe principles of engineering dynamics are incorporated into the design of buildings, planes, boats, and underlie and explain phenomena we see every day.
- Engineering Mechanics I
Instructor(s): Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm and Prof. Markus BuehlerThis subject provides an introduction to the mechanics of materials and structures. You will be introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of materials and structures and you will learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there will be a chance for you to put your mathematical skills obtained in 18.01, 18.02, and eventually 18.03 to use in this subject, the emphasis is on the physical understanding of why a material or structure behaves the way it does in the engineering design of materials and structures.
- Exploring Sea, Space, & Earth: Fundamentals of Engineering Design
Instructor (s): Prof. Alexandra TechetStudent teams formulate and complete space/earth/ocean exploration-based design projects with weekly milestones. This course introduces core engineering themes, principles, and modes of thinking, and includes exercises in written and oral communication and team building. Specialized learning modules enable teams to focus on the knowledge required to complete their projects, such as machine elements, electronics, design process, visualization and communication. Examples of projects include surveying a lake for millfoil from a remote controlled aircraft, then sending out robotic harvesters to clear the invasive growth; and exploration to search for the evidence of life on a moon of Jupiter, with scientists participating through teleoperation and supervisory control of robots.