## Monday, November 14, 2016

### Making your own Ted-Ed lessons to introduce a topic or for remediation

I never knew how easy it was to create a lesson using the Ted-Ed interface until I had to do one as an assignment as a Ted-Ed Innovative Educator. For homework, I had to make up a lesson on anything I wanted to. The first one I created was about the Monty Hall Problem. I uploaded the video from the movie 21 and then easily added multiple choice and open-ended questions. There was even a place to input the time of the video that students could go back to rewatch as they were answering a question.
Here is my Ted-Ed Lesson on the Monty Hall Problem - click on the link to the left, as below it's only a picture.

Here is how you build a lesson - it is super easy!

• Click on "Create a Lesson"
• Tell what the video is about in the area that says "Let's Begin"
• Enter questions in the Think category (multiple choice or free response).
• Under Dig Deeper, you can add links that you want students to investigate further
• Under Discuss, you can add a question that is open-ended that all will answer (note: here, everyone can see everyone else's answers and students will have 15 minutes to edit.)
• Under ...And Finally, you can add whatever you would like. For 21, I added an extra question that was an extension to the Monty Hall Problem.
You can choose to exclude any of the categories as well.

I have a student who needed community service hours for math club, so I had her show how to solve a synthetic division problem with complex numbers on Explain Everything, and I assigned it as a Ted-Ed Lesson to my students. They really liked it, and they did really well on their quiz, so I am happy they had the lesson to refer back to as necessary. Here is the link to the lesson below.

Finally, you may want to look through the Ted-Ed lessons yourself, as you can use one and tailor it to your needs.

Please share if you have created a Ted-Ed lesson!