TED announced its new YouTube Channel on Monday: TED-Ed. The aim of TED-Ed is “to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world”. I think this is a great idea (I’m obviously a fan of animated lessons) for several reasons, and I am definitely looking forward to having teachers from all over the world sharing their best lessons.
TED is coordinating nominated lessons with nominated animators. The teacher works with TED to get the less under 10 minutes and then pairs them with an animator to bring their lesson to our computer screens. The video below is the TED overview of what we can expect from these videos, and also a call to action for us to nominate teachers, nominate animators, and help them find the best lessons in the world.
I can’t wait to see what they put out there first (early April)! I’ll be sure to post some of my favorites once I have them.