Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video.


TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can then distribute TED-Ed lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student. This platform is also the home to TED-Ed Clubs — an exciting new program that aims to stimulate and celebrate the best ideas of students around the world.

TED-Ed Lessons

There are two types of TED-Ed lessons. The first, TED-Ed’s award-winning original lessons, represent collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters and animators. Each collaboration aims to capture and amplify a great lesson ideas suggested by the TED community. The second type of TED-Ed lesson can be created by any website visitor, and involves adding questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. Both types of TED-Ed lessons are used regularly — in classrooms and homes — to introduce new topics to learners in an exciting, curiosity-inspiring ways.


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Masters Degree Student, Technology Coordinator
January 17, 2018

I really like this tool. There is a great depth to it that is not found in just a quiz creator. That is but one element of the tool. For each lesson you THINK, DIG DEEPER, then DISCUSS. It is a lesson plan creator, not a quiz creator. The video you use as the launch pad for your lesson need not be a TED talk, it can be a YouTube video or the like. Here is an example: https://ed.ted.com/on/StZdl55f

If there were one improvement to be made, I would say get this linked in with Google Classroom. The share settings are all social networks (twitter, facebook, google+…), but no Google Classroom. It is a must anymore!

Library Media Specialist
September 29, 2015

I have always been a fan of TED talks, but TED-Ed is even better for teachers and students. The tool provides lessons with clear messages and student-friendly video. After each lesson, TED-Ed provides discussion questions, multiple-choice questions designed to inspire thought about the lesson, and additional resources on the topic for students (and teachers) to explore. I would highly recommend TED-Ed videos!

a teacher
August 31, 2012

TED-Ed is an educational tool which was created to spread and share ideas and inspiration through research fellowship and conferences media, its lessons is done using video presentation called Flips, TED-Ed offers structured avenues to determine the content objectives by allowing teachers to "flip" any video presentation into sharable lesson ripe with information copy, attention keeping animations and questions. You can either use the video; completely redo or tweak any lesson featured on TED-Ed.it is really an important tool that helps educators find content for the lesson. The teaching method used gives learners high retention of what is learn.

August 31, 2012

TED-Ed is similar to TED. However TED-Ed's main focus is on educational thought. In addition, TED-Ed is able to produce lesson plans for the various presentations. These plans are of benefit to the educator in covering a particular topic with students. The lesson plans used revolve around the "flip teaching" concept. This teaching concept is a significant change from the traditional teaching method. Also, this site could be very beneficial to professional development planners, as well.

August 30, 2012

Ted-Ed is still developing content in the humanities, but I've used the Shakespeare Insult video as part of a flipped lesson. Students enjoy watching videos at home, and I add the link to an Edmodo post so that they can also discuss the video as they watch it. Keep in mind that watching a video alone does not a lesson make. The resources provided are great, but to make the connections to our in-class work, I add discussion topics to Edmodo as well.

May 5, 2012

Wasn't sure how I'd use this as as I already post videos and students submit their own self produced videos via the Edmodo platform. Then I realized – if students post their own videos via Ted Ed they can create their own assessments to go with their videos – a great way to get peer assessment & feedback. There is room for differentiation via the increasing difficulty level of the assessment option types that can be designed to accompany the videos.