At its heart, ed.ted.com is a library of 1,000+ educational videos called TED-Ed Lessons. It’s also a unique platform to create your own multiple choice and discussion questions for any YouTube video or existing TED-Ed lesson. There are a couple different types of TED-Ed lessons.
Public TED-Ed lessons
TED-Ed Animations -These lesson scripts are developed by a team of educators and experts, as well as subjected to a rigorous fact-check as part of our production process. These will have a label on the upper right corner of their lesson page.
TED Talk Lessons - These lessons are centered around TED Talks. There is a very selective screening process to become TED speakers. The Discuss sections of these lessons also often have the speaker's footnotes and/or recommended further reading lists.
TED-Ed Best of Web - These are lessons created by TED-Ed users like you, who have used an existing video (on youtube or with a TED-Ed Animation). Then TED-Ed staff review nominated lessons and feature a select few. These will have a label on the upper right corner of their lesson page.
Private TED-Ed Lessons
Additionally, anyone with a TED.com account can create a private lesson on TED-Ed featuring any video found on YouTube. It’s a great way to share a powerful educational video, and ask viewers to submit follow up answers, which you will be able to see and track their progress. Additionally there are two important notes to keep in mind about private lessons: 1. They cannot be found by searching the TED-Ed site, so if someone sends you the direct URL to a lesson they've created themselves you wouldn’t be able to find it on the site, but you can still engage with the lesson. 2. They have not been reviewed by our staff.
Next, to create your own lesson, look through this help article!