TED.ed Flip this lesson

25 04 2012

Repost from http://blog.ted.com/2012/04/25/flip-it-a-new-way-to-teach-with-video-from-ted-ed/

Flip this lesson: A new way to teach with video from TED-ed

Announcing a new way to use video to create customized lessons: the “Flip This Lesson” feature from TED-Ed, now in beta at ed.ted.com.

With this feature, educators can use, tweak, or completely redo any video lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on a TEDTalk or any video from YouTube. How? Just plug the video in and start writing questions, comments, even quizzes — then save the lesson as a private link and share with your students. The site allows you to see who’s completed the lessons and track individual progress. It’s still in beta, but we’re so excited about this feature we had to share.

Watch the short video to learn how it works:

“Flip This Lesson” is an open platform — you can create a lesson from any video, whether from the TED-Ed library, from more than 1,000 TEDTalks, or from any video on YouTube. Read Chris Anderson’s blog post about why we built TED-Ed as an open platform. Read the full press announcement here. And explore a sample lesson Chris made as a proof-of-concept, based on a great new TED-Ed talk.

Then — go forth and write lessons of your own!


NMC Larry Johnson asks…

9 03 2012

“If I Only Had $1…..”

Listen to some early responses:

one dollar video

Dr. Larry Johnson was at the CoSN Conference 2012 in Washington, DC on March 5 to 7, 2012. Get the whole story here: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/video/cosn-if-i-only-had-1

What would YOU answer to Larry’s question?

100 Teaching Tools You Should Know About

30 01 2012

C4LPT (Center for Learning & Performance Technologies) has recently compiled a list of technology tools that it feels you should know about and try. I admit to having discovered a few, and I appreciate the page that allows to read user reviews of each tool (http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/). I only wish that they had formatted their survey so that the less positive reviews could have been recorded as well. For example, my personal experience with Edublogs was dismal. But none of their reviewers mention their problem with the blog content being spammed by corporate items, nor Edublog “offering” you the option to be rid of those inserts when you upgrade to a paid account. Nonetheless, since most schools still are discovering web 1.0-based technology and its integration in the classroom, this is a great list:

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