TED-ED – TED Releases Cool Education Talks Aimed at Teens

TED Fellow Greg Gage at TED
TED-Ed Contributor and TED Fellow Greg Gage at TED Photo by Gina Clifford

TED Talks are great learning tools. Famous for high quality presenters talking about the world’s biggest ideas, TED Talks inspire everyone–even children. Now there is a whole series of TED videos created especially for young people. The new TED initiative is called TED-Ed and promises to include teacher tools in a new website, coming in April 2012.

To bring TED-Ed to the world, educators and animators teamed up around interesting topics. TED-Ed is bringing wonder back to learning by introducing ideas through short TED-style talks and animations. To get an idea about how TED-Ed videos are different from standard video lectures, check out TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage’s talk. Greg shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses–and how legs can respond. Awesome. The new TED-Ed website and learning tools launch in April. For now, share all of the amazing TED-Ed videos with your kids!