How to tell fake news from real news

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym

Happy New Year from TED-Ed! If you resolved to exercise more this year, then you’ll love this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. Behold, 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym: 1. Why sitting is [...]

How to use littleBits to teach design thinking in the classroom

Design thinking is both a mindset and a methodology. As a mindset, it’s about putting people at the center of your work. As a methodology, it’s about defining a problem, prototyping rapidly, and then implementing a human-centered design solution. This [...]

The top 10 most popular TED-Ed Original animated videos from 2016

TED-Ed Originals are short, award-winning animated videos about ideas. Three times a week, you can watch a brand new TED-Ed Original designed to spark your curiosity. Ready to catch up on the latest riddles? In a binge-watching mood? Start with [...]

5 words that don’t mean what they used to mean

“Words over time have a way of just oozing around,” says linguist John McWhorter. Below, he traces the evolution of five words that have spent millennia drifting from one meaning into another: 1. Audition Shouldn’t audition mean in terms of what we otherwise expect [...]

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves. In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big [...]