Part of TED – Ideas worth spreading, TED-Ed is taking a different approach towards a new demographic than its parent resource. In a nutshell, it offers educational videos and articles aimed primarily at kids trying to better understand the world around them. But adults can (and probably do) still find a lot of useful, intriguing and worthwhile information on the website as well. Simple things are explained – but with deep insights into the subject. So you can learn about what makes the Universe tick and why do people cry on the same website. All in all, TED-Ed is a worthwhile resource definitely worth checking out every now and then to get a glimpse into how the world works and, most importantly, why.
TED-Ed: Fun, Engaging Videos and Resources
Part of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) – worldwide conference event which features speakers talking about innovation in a number of diverse fields, TED-Ed swayed towards more practical approaches at underlining important information. Resources found here are useful in offering new perspectives on things like life, our Universe and our planet. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the huge number of specially-created videos that aim to teach us more about ourselves and our place in the grand scheme of things.
The language used in these videos is simple so that everyone can understand them. Subtitles are often available in a number of languages, just like we’re already used to from TED conference videos. The best part is that they decided that most TED-Ed videos are hosted by YouTube, driving away from TED’s proprietary video player. They even have their own channel on the popular video sharing platform which you can subscribe to and be kept up to date with newly added resources.
Education is crucial, especially in the information age. And TED-Ed makes sure that it reaches everybody, in simple, understandable terms. By offering their platform freely, not only do they contribute to a global education revolution, but to encourage people to look for more insight into seemingly simple matters. And encourage people to learn.