TED-Ed is a great tool to create a lesson accompanied with a while-watching video quiz accompanied by other activities including reading, writing and discussion activities, using the available free videos on YouTube. You can
You can create quizzes depending on theme your students are studying in their courses and the grammar item they are practicing. The default quiz maker allows you not only to create your own video quizzes but also to adapt and modify the available video lessons in the archive of TED-Ed.
The TED-Ed instructional video on YouTube gives more than enough clues on the use of the platform. Also, The video tutorial on TED-Ed by EmergingEdTech on YouTube guides perfectly well on how to create your own video lesson.
By clicking here, you can watch the TED-Ed lesson I prepared in order to provide my students with some more practice on the use of passive voice, using a YouTube video on chocolate.
I hope you will also enjoy using TED-Ed to prepare lessons through videos.
NowComment is a site for collaboration and discussions to engage students. It can be used for brainstorming for reading and writing classes as well as collecting feedback.
Undoubtedly, we have watched many utopian and dystopian stories about technology told in popular films from “Metropolis” to “the Matrix”. The two of them I would like to write about are “Surrogates” and “Island”.
“Surrogates” is set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation in their own homes , carry out their daily tasks outside home and at work by interacting through surrogate robots. At the beginning , this may sound as a utopian story where while robots do anything for them, humans rest and take their time to do whatever they like in their homes being in full control of their surrogates. However, it actually depicts a dystopian story where humans start to lose their human qualities by depending too much on robots.
“Island” is based on a dystopian story in which men and women are actually treated as “harvestable beings”, and are kept as a source of replacement parts in a Utopian facility.
In both of these films, what overcomes the technology dominance is human feelings and human features.
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