Turn videos into interactive lessons.
Free online at ed.ted.com
Need to reenergize your interdisciplinary lesson plans? Try TED-Ed, an online education platform that allows you to create interactive lessons. Select a video (either from the site, a TED Talk or YouTube), and use the editor feature to begin building your lesson. You can include multiple-choice and open-answer quiz questions, discussion prompts and a “dig deeper” section with additional resources for students to explore.
If you need inspiration to get you started, TED-Ed also allows users to customize existing lessons. Some favorites include:
• “The Physics of the ‘Hardest Move’ in Ballet,” which breaks down the science behind the famous fouetté section in Swan Lake
• “The Origins of Ballet,” an animated video that takes you back to the birth of ballet in Italian courts
• “A Tap Dancer’s Craft,” a brief history of tap dance and its ever-evolving role in the world
Once your lesson plan is complete, you’ll receive a unique URL to share it with your students (they’ll need their own TED-Ed accounts to participate). You can monitor the progress of your class and view responses as students submit work.