Using TED in the Classroom

Blog Post created by katie@instructure.com Employee on Sep 28, 2015

CN-1529 course image Learning with TED Talks.jpgHave you ever thought about using TED talks in your classroom? Then maybe you should consider signing up for 30 Days of TED on Canvas Network! This month-long course (which is 100% free, by the way) begins on October 5. The course will introduce teachers to the basics of using TED.Ed and provide an opportunity to created a flipped lesson using TED talks. And special bonus: Utah teachers can earn 1 USOE credit for taking this course!


During this session, participants will:

  • Create a TED.Ed flipped lesson in order to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Participants will use the TED.Ed platform to choose video resources and then add discussion prompts, short answers, quiz questions, and further research links to create an interactive flipped lesson.
  • Curate curriculum content from TED playlists to provide real-world examples. Using TED talks, participants will find real-world examples which provide meaning to required core curriculum.
  • Explore mobile app alternatives to incorporate digital tools to promote student learning. Participants will investigate a variety of TED mobile apps that can be utilized on a wide range of devices.