Introducing TED-Ed: All Teachers And Visualizers Called On To Submit "Lessons Worth Spreading" And Animating
TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading," launches its anticipated education initiative today: TED-Ed. A permanent initiative, TED-Ed harnesses the talent of the world's best teachers and visualizers, extending great lessons beyond a single classroom to anyone with internet access.
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In the first stage of this initiative, TED-Ed launches a new education channel on YouTube today [http://www.youtube.com/tededucation]. It offers up original video content that marries the talent of great teachers with top animators to bring concepts like neuroscience to life in in short videos, typically 5 minutes long. The channel is part of the youtube.com/edu offering – a collection of half a million educational videos – available in many schools as well as to the public online.
Through its open submission process, animators and educators from around the globe can contribute lesson plans and video reels on any topic [http://education.ted.com/]. Select lesson submissions will be matched with chosen visualizers to create video lessons worth learning, watching, and sharing.
TED-Ed Channel on YouTube
The TED-Ed Channel on YouTube – the first major initiative from TED's newly launched TED-Ed program – launches today with 12 exclusive videos. TED-Ed video content is optimized for learning and geared towards teachers, students and the classroom – especially high school and college, though content is appropriate for lifelong learners. The video content is built to deliver a lesson quickly (in 3-10 minutes), in a way that extends beyond the lecture format for which TED is known. The videos provide teachers with a new tool, which they can use to complement, amplify and expand their existing lessons.
The TED-Ed Call for Submissions
TED-Ed's open call for submissions invites the world's best visualizers and teachers to contribute their lessons worth sharing. Teachers and animators can submit proposals online at http://education.ted.com. The TED-Ed team will review each submission, pairing selected visualizers with chosen teachers to create dynamic, 3-10 minute videos that share a lesson.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
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