TED-Ed is a platform where educators can find videos, many of which are the result of collaborations between teachers and animators, to supplement and enrich their core curriculum. Teachers using Ted-Ed can select any educational video to create a customized lesson, and choose whether to share it publicly or privately, tracking its impact on their students or the world.
The customization feature is called Flip This Video. In this case, the term “flip” is twofold in its meaning: one is that teachers can make their lessons available to a larger audience, while the other invokes the “flipped classroom” model.
In the flipped classroom, classroom-based teaching time and traditional homework time are reversed. A teacher provides video lessons to be reviewed outside of class, which in turn gives students more time in class to focus on higher-order learning skills. Doing work outside of the class provides students the opportunity to learn at their own pace, having the ability to replay and review the video, and absorb the basics of a lesson before coming to class. This give teachers more time to focus on critical thinking skills and expanding the application of inquiry, collaboration, and discussion. It increases teacher availability for support.
Check out Teq’s own Luke Roswell’s collaborative effort on TED-Ed, in which he animated a simple, but impactful economic principle.
Check back soon for our webinar archive on flipped classroom tools, hosted by Amy Tarreto.