• An introduction to the excellent TED-Ed site. Here are the key points, quoted from the article:

    • [The site] went live in April [2012] 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

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