I introduced Suggestions a few months ago. Do you remember it? Well, this time I would like to talk about TED-Ed, in a beta phase yet. You can create your TED.com account and create your own activities. You just need to choose a You Tube video (Watch phase), formulate until five quick questions (Quick Quiz phase), suggest three more questions to lead everyone to think about the topic (Think phase) and finally, make a list of additional resources for your students to explore and ask for them a comparison o deeper study about a more specific topic taking into account all of them (Dig Deeper).
But, what´s the objective? It´s very easy: Transform any YouTube video into a lesson worth sharing as its motto says. What else? Find out!
It´s mean customize a lesson which has been previously made by another teacher and share your lesson with your students. In this way, you can assess them in a simple manner.
You Tube for Schools, a great partner
Does your school have a You Tube for Schools account? This option could be very useful for you. If you don´t, no problem, you can work, of course, but you can´t develop the Quick Quiz phase, a very interesting stage of your interactive exercise in my opinion. In this case, you can customize another You Tube video and develop Think and Dig Deeper phases, but you should remember you can access a lot of free and high quality educational videos in a controlled environment of YouTube if your school has a You Tube for Schools account (for further information, take a look at this site).
For the moment, I recommend the following contents according to our subject:
*Insults by Shakespeare, by April Gudenrath Eeducator), Juliet Blake (Narrator), Jeremiah Dickey (Director), Franz Palomares (Compositor), Celeste Lai (Artist) and Lisa LaBracio (Artist).
*Erin McKean redefines the dictionary, by Erin McKean (Educator).
This is just a small part of what you can find. Take a look and have a happy teaching/learning process.