TED-Ed gives teachers new tools to teach
Last month, I wrote a number of posts on how the ICT industry is transforming the way we learn across all stages of education. As education evolves, we need more than just a new kind of teacher – we need a new way of teaching.
Instead of concentrating on memorizing knowledge, like I did at school, we need a stronger focus on learning how to apply knowledge to specific problems. We need a new mindset, and we need international initiatives that support open learning for all, preparing future generations for the global competition that awaits them in the workforce.
One international initiative that truly illustrates an understanding of this need is TED-Ed, a new site that focuses on education and was created by TED, a non-profit organization whose goal is to spread new ideas about technology, entertainment and design. Both the main TED website and the TED-Ed site provide a platform for big ideas that can change the world. In addition to this, you can use TED-Ed to turn any educational video on TED or YouTube into the basis for a customized lesson using a “flip this video” button. You can then share your customized video and track its impact.
I think this is revolutionary for online learning and for education in general.
Take a look at the site and let us know what you think.