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Monday, July 15, 2013

How to flip prefabricated video lessons and tailor them to meet your needs, using TEDEd

Many teachers are frightened by the Common Core State Standards, which purportedly ask for much greater depth of understanding of content. After looking at many tools to help teachers create lessons, aimed at meeting the CCSS, I haven't found anything better than TEDEd.

Created by the the people at TED -- Technology, Entertainment and Design -- TEDEd offers an ever-growing library of prefabricated video lessons, complete with brainstorming sessions, discussion questions and, in some cases, even quizzes. What makes TEDEd so powerful is that it allows teachers to "flip" these lessons, re-creating them to tailor the needs of each teacher's students. So, you can meet your standards, but you can do it in your own way.

This video demonstrates how easy it is to flip a prefabricated video lesson, using TEDEd.

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