TED-Ed Video Lessons

Updated frequently, here are some TED-Ed video lessons we suggest checking out!

Why We Will Rely On Robots
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Why We Will Rely On Robots – Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks builds robots based on biological principles of movement and reasoning. The goal: a robot who can figure things out.



What will future jobs look like?
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What will future jobs look like? – Andrew McAfee

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.


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A performance of “Mathemagic” – Arthur Benjamin

Math is important to every human that has ever walked the face of the planet (and to every human that ever will). It’s all around us. It’s everywhere. Watch this video to learn how math is not only magical, but incredibly necessary.



How to Defeat a Dragon with Math
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How to defeat a dragon with math – Garth Sundem

Having trouble remembering the order of operations? Let’s raise the stakes a little bit. What if the future of your (theoretical) kingdom depended on it? Garth Sundem creates a world in which PEMDAS is the hero but only heroic when in the proper order.



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Newton’s 3 Laws, with a bicycle – Joshua Manley

Why would it be hard to pedal a 10,000 pound bicycle? This simple explanation shows how Newton’s 3 laws of motion help you ride your bike.




Make Robots Smarter
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Make robots smarter – Ayanna Howard

There are three major rules that we want our robots to follow: do not harm a human, obey us, and protect us. The prerequisite for these rules? We need to make robots smarter. Ayanna Howard explains how robots can become smarter (hint: it is related to how smart we humans are).

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