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Tip of the Week: TED-Ed and Social Studies

I’m busy having a great time at Podstock 2013. It’s a sweet tech conference we put on every year in downtown Wichita that’s a ton of fun. And after last night’s vendor reception, I’m dragging just a bit. So . . . just a quick Tip this week.

Have you ever had a chance to check out the TED-Ed video tool? I’ve talked about it before and really think it offers some handy options for having kids mess with content outside of the classroom. Basically you take a TED or YouTube video, chop it up into small segments, provide additional online resources, create a series of low level and high level questions, and voila, sweet out of class homework and in class conversation starter.

You can even have kids create TED-Ed videos as assessment pieces.

And just recently, I ran across Angela Hamblen Cunningham’s list of TED-Ed videos related specifically to social studies topics. A short teaser?

Head over to get the full list and be sure to check out Angela’s other goodie. I especially like her US History and Tool categories.

Have fun!

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  1. Reblogged this on News-Press.

    July 19, 2013
  2. Thank you for sharing my blog with your readers. I love collecting resources for other social studies teachers there…and via LiveBinders and Pinterest. Be sure to check them all out.

    July 19, 2013
    • glennw #


      You have some awesome stuff to share. Thanks for the great TED-Ed links!


      July 22, 2013
  3. Hi Glenn,

    Thanks for the link to the Ted-Ed video tool. I had no idea….!

    July 19, 2013
    • glennw #


      They are very cool! Have fun playing with them!


      July 22, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on omhsbraly and commented:
    Ted-Ed…More Technology that can be used in the classroom. You can use it to create presentations for your peers. Also can be used to present current events.

    August 9, 2013

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