Education TED-Ed

Project: “Watching #TED-Ed videos with my students”

Posted by: Tedstaff

Educator Stacey Roshan from techieMusings shares this great, simple project:

I work with a group of 9-12th grade students (very mixed skill level) and decided to do a unit focusing on social media. After the launch of TED-Ed, I got to thinking that maybe I could tie it all together …

So I had my students create a Twitter account and a Storify account. We watched “The Cockroach Beatbox” together as a class (I paused for clarification and to allow them to tweet along the way). They tweeted things they learned and things they thought interesting while watching the video.

Here are a couple examples:

Zach’s Project >>
Tobi’s Project >>

Comments (2)

  • Mike Brilla commented on Apr 4 2012

    I think this is a phenomenal idea. I always try to find innovative ways to have my students connect with the material we are discussing and I think that you really have a meaningful activity here by allowing your kids to use Twitter to connect with the video.

  • Chris Anderson commented on Mar 19 2012

    Love this. Thanks for sharing, Stacey