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Is math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club exploresIs math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club explores

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In New York City, it’s common to hear ten different languages just on your walk to work in the morning. For the students at Lycée Français de New York, that kind of multicultural exposure doesn’t stop at the schoolhouse doors. With a combination French-English curriculum, this PreK-12 school educates students who represent more than 50 nationalities. And when […]

Education

Antibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with scienceAntibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with science

Posted By Emilie Soffe

“Using a powerful particle gun, we would shoot small pieces of matter through the force field and into the antimatter to make small, controlled bursts of energy –which we could then harness and put into batteries.” This quote reads like a line of dialogue from a science fiction movie. But the (exponentially more exciting) truth […]

Education

TED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the TwitterverseTED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the Twitterverse

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In the nearly two weeks since the launch of TED-Ed Clubs, almost 700 educators in 50+ countries have completed applications in the hopes of bringing the program into their classrooms. Meanwhile, TED-Ed’s Twitter feed saw a flurry of excitement as educators and students took to their keyboards to share their thoughts. Here, a look at what […]

Education

9 brilliant ideas from TED-Ed Club members, from infinity to a mood app9 brilliant ideas from TED-Ed Club members, from infinity to a mood app

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED-Ed Clubs give students the opportunity to research, write and present a TED-style talk about an idea they just can’t get out of their head. Over the course of a flexible 13-meeting program, students narrow in on an idea and learn how to communicate it in the most effective way possible. For some students, inspiration for their talk will come […]

Culture

Some very scary TED-Ed charactersSome very scary TED-Ed characters

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

TED-Ed lessons are for kids, teenagers and, well, anyone with a passion for learning. And yet, sometimes these animated lessons get downright scary. Here, a collection of terrifying creatures from TED-Ed lessons—in gif form, naturally—to help you get in the Halloween spirit. From the lesson: Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) From the lesson: Diagnosing a […]

Education

Head back to school with TED-EdHead back to school with TED-Ed

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Back to school brings with it a slew of emotions. On the one hand, there’s the promise of seeing friends daily and the buying of new school supplies — new possibilities encapsulated in shrink-wrapped blank notebooks. But on the other hand, there’s the end of summer and the transition back to structured days, not to […]

Science

Myths and misconceptions about evolution: A TED-Ed lesson about the subtletiesMyths and misconceptions about evolution: A TED-Ed lesson about the subtleties

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Evolution. The concept surrounds us — it’s a standard part of science class, it’s routinely thrown out as explaining our actions in relationships, business and behavior — and yet, so many people hold subtle misunderstandings of what Darwin’s theory actually means. In this animated TED-Ed lesson, educator Alex Gendler gives a primer on the hard-to-grasp […]

Science

How big is the ocean? A summer-appropriate TED-Ed lessonHow big is the ocean? A summer-appropriate TED-Ed lesson

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

“Imagine yourself standing on a beach, looking out at the ocean — waves crashing against the shore, blue as far as your eyes can see.” This is the opening line of Scott Gass’ TED-Ed lesson, “How big is the ocean?” But the animated video gives you much more to think about than sand between your […]

Science

What if superpowers were real? A series of TED-Ed lessons explores the science of flight, super speed, invisibility and moreWhat if superpowers were real? A series of TED-Ed lessons explores the science of flight, super speed, invisibility and more

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Logan Smalley Everyone fantasizes about what it would be like to lift a building, run faster than a speeding bullet, or temporarily turn on their invisibility. However, not everyone takes the time to consider the scientific ramifications of utilzing such spectacular gifts. For instance, did you know that being invisible would render you blind? The […]