Take a look at some of my TED Ed creations here:
TED Ed videos are split into sections: watch, think, dig deeper, discuss, and finally... Each of these sections has different motivations.
Think allows students to answer short questions or multiple choice questions to either get them thinking about the video or check their understanding. As a teacher, you can see their incorrect responses and personalise written feedback on the longer answers, see image below.
Dig Deeper is a section for explaining the topic in-depth or providing links to outside sources for further reading. This section does not include questions or an interactive portion, but does allow students to be inspired by the content!
Discuss is a forum about the video. As a teacher I can create new thread for students to talk about. They can reply to my thread or discuss with each other directly. A good example of this is in my Rubik's cube lesson as students were asked to hypothesise about the speed that a Rubik's cube would be solved in by 2050. I expected assumptions to be made on the model of curve used to show the data from the previous 30 years, or maybe a discussion about extrapolation. Instead, they talked about robots being created to outdo humans then linked articles and videos of robots solving Rubik's cubes!
And finally... is a section for links to even more reading or further tasks to think about on the subject.
TED Ed is great for homework (which is easy to mark!) as it leads to in class discussions later. I like it as an extension tool. In class, I can use iPads so that students who have understood the main tasks of the lesson can take a look at a related TED Ed lesson to push their understanding further and share this with the class.
Below are two step by step guides to registering for TED Ed and creating a lesson.
Feedback always welcome!