Flipping TedEd videos

TedEd is an educational initiative by the innovative people behind TED Conferences (Technology, Entertainment, Design). They have put together a library of carefully curated educational videos extending TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

The site also allows teachers to take any video and create a customized lesson based on that video (Flips). “Flipping” a video allows teachers to turn a video into a customized lesson that can be assigned to students. You can add context, questions, and follow-up suggestions to any video on TED-Ed or YouTube.

The layout of TedEd flips is clean and easy to use, and teachers can keep track of what students are answering and learning from the videos.

A good example of how these ‘flips’ work is a lesson made from this video introducing nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The teacher selects the video, and then creates questions and resources for the students watching the video. Students first ‘Watch’ the video, then ‘Think’ or answer questions, and then are given ‘Dig Deeper’ resources or instructions for further study. Multiple choice quizzes can also be added in to create an interactive learning experience for students.