What Is TED-Ed’s Role in Today’s Classroom? 24 Monday Sep 2012 Posted by pshuebrook in Uncategorized ≈ Leave a comment What Is TED-Ed’s Role in Today’s Classroom? An introduction to the excellent TED-Ed site. Here are the key points, quoted from the article: [The site] went live in April  with the goal of enhancing classroom lessons and inspiring lifelong learning It is similar to Khan Academy, but the videos are made by teachers from around the world rather than just one expert. Educators around the world nominate outstanding teachers to create a captivating lesson for TED-Ed An editorial board reviews the nominations Teachers work with TED-Ed to write a script and translate lessons into a video Teachers also create supplementary materials, such as multiple-choice quizzes, open-answer questions and critical-thinking questions Videos are tagged to traditional subjects to make them easy to search [Videos] are short to support smart use of video, and the supplementary materials that go along with the videos are customizable Posted from Diigo.