Web 2.0 Spotlight


TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student. Visit ed.ted.com

Mathaliciousprovides teachers with lessons that help them teach math in a way that engages their students-in a way that helps students understand how the world works. This site is created for an American audience which means you’ll have to sift through the content that is not metric however it’s a great inspiration for ‘spicing’ up your math teaching. It contains some great ideas and wonderful interactive content and media to stimulate your classroom instruction and increase student achievement. This is a pay site but the cost is very reasonable. Visit mathalicious.com


I can’t think of a better way – at least online – of allowing students to explore 3D creation in a simple, easy to use environment. I think Tinkercard’s explanation of their service is apropos: Learn to design the products of your life.Design in 3D what you’ve always dreamed of, but never thought possible. With Tinkercad you’ll be designing your dream products within minutes. Just drag and drop basic shapes on the workplane. Combine and carve them with holes to form 3D objects. Visit tinkercad.com