TED-Ed has launched a new open platform for using video in education. The word is that TED-Ed allows any teacher to take a video of their choice (yes, any video on YouTube, not just theirs) and make it the heart of a “lesson” that can easily be assigned in class or as homework, complete with context, follow-up questions and further resources. The site is in beta. But TED-Ed thinks there’s enough there to show why they’re so excited about this. This whole process is explained really well in this video created by the TED-Ed team.
What I love about this process, is that ultimately it allows the viewer to Dig Deeper and Think about what they are viewing…..in other words to critically think about the video, not just consume it. AND, you can FLIP the video and make it your own lesson. BRILLIANT!