A brief history of eyeglasses (in TED-Ed GIFs)

Today, glasses help millions of people with poor vision be able to see clearly. But how did they come in existence? Below, Andrew Bastawrous and Clare Gilbert give a brief history of glasses. Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Seneca [...]

Put student ideas on display

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do,” as Steve Jobs once said to a graduating class at Stanford. How might we help more students around the world to find and share what they love to [...]

7 ideas about finding the work you were meant to do

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life). Whether it was during a career aptitude test or in a heart-to-heart chat, chances are someone has talked to you about [...]

How to create digital learning portfolios in the classroom

It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and the Parsons New School of Design, the illustration below is what we think it is, and what [...]

A parent’s advice to a teacher of autistic kids

At the start of Autism Acceptance Month, author Steve Silberman spoke to the United Nations about the need for school and workplace environments that embrace all kinds of minds. As a parent of an autistic child, I agree. Fortunately, my son’s [...]

8 favorite facts I learned from animating 16 TED-Ed Lessons

At TED-Ed, we have the joy of working with all different animators from across the globe, and we thought it’d be fun to hear from one of our most prolific artists! Andrew Foerster has directed and animated 16 TED-Ed Lessons and is currently [...]