Supplemental Resource Creation: TED-Ed
By Dayna Catropa
Educational publishing has gotten a lot of attention in the recent past, from controversy over rising prices to digital advances. Another trend is the proliferation of tools for educators to create and publish their own content.
TED brings us one such tool, launched at the end of April: TED-Ed, “lessons worth sharing.”
Educators can submit videos to TED and work with animators to make them as digitally powerful as possible. The videos are all under ten minutes long and designed to deliver knowledge in an engaging and inspirational way, encouraging lifelong learning. They hope teachers will use these videos as supplemental resources in the classroom, so they feature built-in learning tools.