Have you used Ted Talks or Ted-Ed Talks in your classroom?
Ted Talks give students a different perspective on a topic. The talks are devoted to spreading ideas with a short, but powerful message.
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
TED Talks Instructional ideas: Experts in their field, Entrepreneurs, New Technologies
TED-Ed Talks mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week
TED-Ed has a database of lessons for all curricular areas and grade levels.
I’m sitting in a NYS Common Core Social Studies Framework presentation and learning tons about the shifts coming to social studies content and instruction. The frameworks will be released soon and can be found on Engage NY.
This presentation is for librarians and I crashed the workshop so that I could learn about the shifts and remain informed when I work with educators and students.
Another element I love about this workshop is the resources! Wow, librarians have resources (other than being a resource themselves).
Here is a list of a few (free!) resources:
America In Class – America in Class® is designed to promote the analytical skills called for in the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history and social studies
New York Heritage – New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State.
Beyond the Bubble – unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments.
100 Milestone Documents – The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.