After the launch of their YouTube channel TED Ed have now announced the TED Ed video platform - with the strapline "Lessons Worth Sharing"
As you would expect, the platform is built around content from TED Ed partners and YouTube Edu Partners. Content is organised by subject and context and teachers can build various learning activities, and questions around this content.
More importantly the platforms potential reaches out beyond the featured content, orgamised into subjects and themes to any content in YouTube - and that is its strength. As Chris Anderson of TED states in his post:
"the goal is to allow any teacher to take a video of their choice (yes, any video on YouTube, not just ours) and make it the heart of a lesson"
Teachers can register to join the platform and create their own video based learning resources. I think this is an important development in video for learning and the important thing is that it is open to all around the world.
This is a curated list of creative ideas for teaching with Twitter. I use it to discover new ideas for my teaching, to publish my own writtings and try to get a larger audience, to communicate with students and share resources.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
The Essence of Connected learning - Digital Media Literacy Research Hub film about connected learning as a model of learning that holds out the possibility of reimagining the experience of education in the information age.
This is my Prezi from Teach Meet Coventry last night. It highlights 7 issues in education that students want and in my opinion need, with 7/14 various solutions. (The Venn diagram is more for illustration, many of the 'solutions' actually answer more of the issues than this suggests).
Online Brainstorming with Bubbl.us. Very easy to create mindmaps about anything. Great resource for learning, discussions and note taking. I often get a student to create one whilst have a discussion with the group
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
I use it to get a visual representation of what is being said in a long peice of text.
I recently connected with Park Hill School through Twitter and came up with a plan to conduct some peer assessment of students A-Level coursework via YouTube and Skype. Skype will be used to faciltate cross school discussion.