TED Launches Educational YouTube Channel, Seeks Educators And Animators For Content

By Megan O'Neill 

TED, the non-profit group devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, launched a brand new educational YouTube channel today.  Videos can be discovered on YouTube and on the TED website at education.ted.com.

The launch was announced this morning on the TED website:

TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world.  We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos.  A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these new TED-Ed Originals as well as some powerful learning tools.

For those who can’t wait that long, we’re pleased to announce the official launch of TED-Ed’s YouTube channel featuring all of our new videos.  Also, we are happy to extend an open invitation for the nomination of educators and animators and the suggestion of lesson ideas.

TED believes that “the more you know, the more amazing the world seems.”  To this end, TED-Ed wants to work with the world’s best educators to share their best lessons.  Educators are invited to share their lesson ideas and TED will review the lessons, work with the educators to refine them, help them record their lessons, and pair them up with talented animators to create lessons worth sharing.

The channel went up today with twelve videos, including an intro to TED-Ed and eleven lessons.  Check out the intro video and a couple cool lessons below and let us know what you think.  I absolutely love this initiative and can’t wait to see what I learn from TED-Ed.  How about you?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.