TED-Ed is a platform that is known to be a “lesson creator” which allows you to frame an assignment in a shape of a video and audit students’ participation with the material. The lesson format consisting of a title, an introduction (“Let’s Begin”), thereafter a series of open-ended questions or multiple choice (“Think”), further exploration by a place for additional resources to encourage a student (“Dig Deeper”), a class discussion for instructiveness (“Discuss”), and a closing (“And Finally”). The online platform enables you to effectively browse videos by typing in a subject area or entering a url of any type of YouTube video you have found.
Meanwhile, one can also use one of the TED-Ed Original versions and have students of your classroom join in public discussions or may modify the lessons as per the class objectives. A general caveat will be needed to have an exact related video, therefore this is a tool which one can easily adapt for the formative assessment, pre-assessment or summative assessment purpose by changing the varieties of questions that can be asked. There is a tool through which one can use it in the middle of a unit to access the progress toward the learning of objectives. As well as one can use it at the end of any unit to question students so as to explain what they have actually learned in the context of video presented to them. Some reasons as to why TED-Ed is a handy tool:
By: Anuja Arora