Ted Talk: John Green: The nerd’s guide to learning everything online

“Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us … well, we don’t. But we still love to learn — we just need to find the way that works for us. In this charming, personal talk, author John Green shares the community of learning that he found in online video.” – TED Talk Summary

TEDEd: A Brief History of Plural Word…s.

From TEDEd:

All it takes is a simple S to make most English words plural. But it hasn’t always worked that way (and there are, of course, exceptions). John McWhorter looks back to the good old days when English was newly split from German — and books, names and eggs were beek, namen and eggru!

Watch the lesson on TEDEd.com.

TEDEd: “Who Speaks Wukchumni?”

From TEDEd:

In this short film, Who Speaks Wukchumni?, we meet a Native American woman named Marie Wilcox, who is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, and the dictionary she created. Indigenous languages around the world are vanishing at a rapid rate. In this lesson, explore what could be lost when a language disappears.

See it on TEDEdhttp://ed.ted.com/featured/IoaUQzbC

TEDed: Music and math: The genius of Beethoven

TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharing

How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? The answer lies in the math behind his music. Natalya St. Clair employs the “Moonlight Sonata” to illustrate the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.

View the full lesson with questions and resources at ed.ted.com.

Goyte Parody: Some Study That I Used To Know

Preface: This video was created by CollegeHumor.  Therefore, some language (a couple of words) may not be appropriate for all students.  Additionally, at the end, while the nudity is pixellated, it is rather obvious.  This being said, the video was appropriate enough to be published on TEDEd.