Intro. to TED Ed Technologies Hangouts/Workshops for Educators and Speakers – 17 and 24 May 2013

Ever seen an excellent YouTube video online – maybe a TED talk – and wished you could package those ideas into a neat little lesson plan for students to learn from? Think you or a colleague are particularly fabulous at explaining a concept or idea? If not, want to meet some videos and people who are?

Anyone can access, customize and use the 3-minute TED Ed video lesson plans, complete with online quizzes and student response tracking, covering topics from the Arts and Literature to Math and Social Studies an more online for free. And anyone can make a lesson out of any YouTube anywhere! Watch the 3 minute overview video far below to learn more.

Jordan Reeves from the TED Ed project at TED Conferences in NYC will teach speakers and teachers how to use the free tools offered at in a one-hour virtual show-and-tell workshop offered on two separate Fridays in May. Attendees may attend the training in-person at GCC’s Sloan theater or login remotely to the live training from their personal computers.

Workshops are scheduled for Fri. May 17, 11am-12pm and Fri. May 24, 3pm-4pmRegistration is required to participate in-person or remotely.

Additionally, up to nine area schools are invited to co-host a concurrent web-livestream of either workshop at their school for the convenience of their staff’s attendance. Contact Stacy for details.

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.  Join this Hangout to learn more about TED-Ed and flipping videos (including anything on YouTube).

Buckland-based Stacy Kontrabecki is the Curator and Organizer of TEDxShelburneFalls; “I wanted to give teachers and past TEDx speakers the chance to extend the reach of their skill as educators, exponentially. The ability to reach thousands of students across the globe with this elegant, free technology – it’s just awe-inspiring. The caliber of the almost 300 TED-produced lessons and over 24,000 customized or “flipped” lessons is astounding.”

Register now. It’s free.