Online educational videos provide learning choices for summer months


Summer can be a great time to take a break and refresh in many ways. But that doesn’t mean that learning has to always take a back seat. Even if it is just for a few minutes, quick videos on YouTube or reading an online article can be beneficial in many ways.

TED is always a good choice when learning revolves around new ideas and thought. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) intersected and now covers topics such as science, business and global issues. The TED series has nationwide conferences across several states.

While TED may be focused on more learning opportunities for adults, TED-Ed is a great source for the classroom. Their educational videos vary in lessons and are a great learning resource for students as well. This summer, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite YouTube videos from TED-Ed that have lessons worth sharing while away from the classroom.


The math behind Michael Jordan’s legendary hang time – Andy Peterson and Zack Patterson


The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli


How plants tell time – Dasha Savage


How batteries work – Adam Jacobson


Football physics: The “impossible” free kick – Erez Garty