DigCompEdu Competence area

3.4 Self-regulated learning

Progression Level

Explorer (A2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

Teachers want to embed TEDed in their materials.

Target group



  • PC/laptop/smartphone
  • Internet connection
  • Video-based teaching material


TEDed is an on-line platform derived from the famous TEDtalks specifically dedicated to teaching and education. It is divided in two different spaces: one for students with access to video-based lessons organized either by items or in series and one for the teachers with tips and guidance to create customized videos and track the progress of their students etc. Out of the many possibilities of the platform, this recipe will specifically focus on the TED-style video lesson creation.

How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

Go to https://ed.ted.com/ and register (you may register with a Facebook account or create an account manually with an email address and a password). You will be directly redirected to the main TED page. No panic ! Click on “watch” and scroll down to select “TED-ed videos”

Step 2

Click on “Explore TED-ed” on the right, you will finally be redirected to the right page

Step 3

Click on “Educators start here”.

Step 4

Click on “Create” and select the first item “create your own video-based lesson”.

Step 5

Enter the subject of your lesson in the search bar and choose the video you would like to include in your lesson, once you found it, click “continue”, you will be redirected to the below screen which is gives simple guidance to build your lesson.

Step 6

Fill up the proposed template with the lesson title, a description, questions, additional information etc.



Step 7

When the content of your lesson is finalized click ‘publish” on the top right corner, such a confirmation message will appear asking you how you would like to share the lesson to your students etc. (Note: the content of each lesson on TEDed is monitored and may take a few days to be public). Your lesson may be shared on the TEDed platform, by email or via the social networks.


Step 8

Track the progress of your student while visiting your “activity page”.



There is more…

It is also possible for teachers and educators to initiate and monitor group projects with their students while joining the “TED Student Talk Program”. The platform also offers additional opportunities for professional development with the “TED Masterclass”.


See Also

Ted Talks website: https://www.ted.com/talks