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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-did-dracula-become-the-world-s-most-famous-vampire-stanley-stepanic Over a hundred years after his creator was laid to rest, Dracula lives on as the most famous vampire in history. But this Transylvanian noble – neither the first fictional vampire, nor the most popular of his time – may have remained buried in obscurity if not for a twist of fate. Stanley Stepanic explains how a critical copyright battle catapulted Bram Stoker’s character into literary renown. Lesson by Stanley Stepanic, animation by Phuong Mai NGUYEN....
2017-04-20T15:17:43+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/secrets-of-the-x-chromosome-robin-ball The sequence of DNA that we inherit from our parents encodes directions for making our cells and giving us specific traits. Identical twins have the same DNA sequence, so how can one twin end up with a genetic disorder while the other twin does not? Robin Ball explains how the secret lies in X chromosome inactivation. Lesson by Robin Ball, animation by Anton Trofimov....
2017-04-18T15:03:25+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-three-different-ways-mammals-give-birth-kate-slabosky All mammals share certain characteristics, like warm blood and backbones. But despite their similarities, these creatures also have many biological differences — and one of the most remarkable differences is how they give birth. Kate Slabosky details the placental, marsupial, and monotreme methods of giving birth. Lesson by Kate Slabosky, animation by Compote Collective....
2017-04-17T15:07:36+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/oxygen-s-surprisingly-complex-journey-through-your-body-enda-butler Oxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body. Lesson by Enda Butler, animation by Compote Collective....
2017-04-13T15:02:41+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-itch-emma-bryce The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Emma Bryce digs deep into the skin to find out. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sashko Danylenko....
2017-04-11T14:59:51+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-focus-groups-work-hector-lanz Focus groups have been widely used by organizations and individuals to find out how their products and ideas will be received by an audience. From the usage of household products to a politician’s popularity, almost everything can be explored with this technique. But how are focus groups put together? And how did they come about in the first place? Hector Lanz explains how focus groups work. Lesson by Hector Lanz, animation by Compote Collective....
2017-04-10T15:00:31+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-blue-jeans-were-invented-moments-of-vision-10-jessica-oreck Today, 96% of American consumers own at least one pair of jeans. But where did these durable duds come from? And how did they get so popular? Jessica Oreck shares the humble origins of blue jeans. Lesson and animation by Jessica Oreck....
2017-04-06T15:04:50+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-animals-have-such-different-lifespans-joao-pedro-de-magalhaes For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to ‘age' anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging varies greatly across animals. Lesson by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, animation by Sharon Colman....
2017-04-04T15:01:22+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-virus-riddle-lisa-winer Your research team has found a prehistoric virus preserved in the permafrost and isolated it for study. After a late night working, you’re just closing up the lab when a sudden earthquake hits and breaks all the sample vials. Will you be able to destroy the virus before the vents open and unleash a deadly airborne plague? Lisa Winer shows how. Lesson by Lisa Winer, animation by Artrake Studio....
2017-04-03T15:03:27+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-magellan-circumnavigated-the-globe-ewandro-magalhaes On September 6, 1522, the "Victoria" sailed into harbor in southern Spain. The battered vessel and its 18 sailors were all that remained of a fleet that had departed three years before. Yet her voyage was considered a success, for the "Victoria" had achieved something unprecedented – the first circumnavigation of the globe. Ewandro Magalhaes shares the story of Magellan’s journey. Lesson by Ewandro Magalhaes, animation by TED-Ed....
2017-03-30T15:07:22+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/jellyfish-predate-dinosaurs-how-have-they-survived-so-long-david-gruber Some are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. One species unleashes one of the most deadly venoms on earth; another holds a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. They’ve inhabited the ocean for at least half a billion years, and they’re still flourishing. David Gruber investigates the secret powers of jellyfish. Lesson by David Gruber, animation by Silvia Prietov....
2017-03-28T15:02:59+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-people-get-so-anxious-about-math-orly-rubinsten Have you ever sat down to take a math test and immediately felt your heart beat faster and your palms start to sweat? This is called math anxiety, and if it happens to you, you’re not alone: Researchers think about 20 percent of the population suffers from it. So what’s going on? And can it be fixed? Orly Rubinsten explores the current research and suggests ways to increase math performance. Lesson by Orly Rubinsten, animation by Adriatic Animation....
2017-03-27T14:59:56+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-food-you-eat-affects-your-gut-shilpa-ravella The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut. Lesson by Shilpa Ravella, animation by Andrew Foerster....
2017-03-23T15:07:29+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/meet-the-tardigrade-the-toughest-animal-on-earth-thomas-boothby Without water, a human can only survive for about 100 hours. But there’s a creature so resilient that it can go without it for decades. This 1-millimeter animal can survive both the hottest and coldest environments on earth, and can even withstand high levels of radiation. Thomas Boothby introduces us to the tardigrade, one of the toughest creatures on Earth. Lesson by Thomas Boothby, animation by Boniato Studio....
2017-03-21T15:02:42+00:00

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-a-poem-a-poem-melissa-kovacs What exactly makes a poem … a poem? Poets themselves have struggled with this question, often using metaphors to approximate a definition. Is a poem a little machine? A firework? An echo? A dream? Melissa Kovacs shares three recognizable characteristics of most poetry. Lesson by Melissa Kovacs, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC....
2017-03-20T15:06:26+00:00

A parent says the council should have "foreseen" the lack of places when it approved housing developments....
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:39:47 GMT

As teachers' union NASUWT warns children with special needs are being failed, Oscar's family share their story....
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:05:26 GMT

Key questions about the new 9-1 GCSEs answered....
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:28:48 GMT

As teacher unions meet for their conferences, parents and delegates express concern over school budgets....
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:20:50 GMT

The Education Secretary wants to get children from 'ordinary working families' into grammar schools....
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:24:50 GMT

Meet the man who does Jane Austen 'thug' style...
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:12:49 GMT

Chris Ulmer is a former teacher who travels the world giving a voice to children with disabilities....
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:23 GMT

Many judgements from courts in England and Wales are still not being made public....
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:12:45 GMT

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club. It is expensive but is it worth it?...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:39:56 GMT

School in one of Leicestershire's poorest areas spells out how cuts could bite....
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:11:31 GMT

Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects?...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:01:52 GMT

School Report: How does sport impact school life?...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:06:04 GMT

Challenging the stereotypes and baffling messages of stock photography....
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:22:36 GMT

Should British sign language be a compulsory subject in schools?...
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:38:25 GMT

After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord....
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:27:45 GMT

A school project making laptops available to all pupils has been backed by Prince Andrew and Peter Jones from Dragon's Den....
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:18:21 GMT

After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate....
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:15

Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills....
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:00

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!...
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:01

Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them....
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:00

Why encouraging students to get everything right is the wrong direction....
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 06:00

Mobile greenhouses, art studios, and makerspaces are traveling to underserved kids across the nation—salvaging vulnerable school programs and leveling the playing field to access....
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:00

A middle school teacher gives you a peek inside her classroom. Look for ideas on how you can begin to transform your own room....
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

Tips on giving your students a choice about where and on what to sit—including ideas about seating charts and classroom management....
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:00

Skills connected to social and emotional learning can be taught using situations drawn from students’ lives....
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 06:00

Teachers have mandated content to cover, but also seek to develop skills that students will use long after they have forgotten rote facts....
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:00

Engage all students in gym by updating the old familiar obstacle course. Plus, you can include discussions on growth mindset....
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 06:00

To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills....
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:00