Reviewed by Wendy
What it is: Based on the famous TEDx programs for adults, TED-Ed is a website by and for youth and teachers. The site features a mix of real videos and animation explaining complicated questions in easy-to-understand ways with plenty of visuals.
Brain Benefits: These videos are designed to help kids and teens think and get questions answers in a more in-depth way than they might find on other websites.
What I love: These are incredibly detailed and interesting videos! The topics range from “Why do dogs have floppy ears?” and “9 Futuristic Materials” to Jamie Oliver talking about why we need to teach every child about food and Jimmy Carter talking about why he believes the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse. Obviously, some of it is pretty heavy, so it’s not all about butterflies and mythology (although those are covered too!). But that’s what makes it such a unique site. If you’ve got time to just skim the site, you’ll see how impressive the topics are.
What I would change: I wish these videos were sorted a bit better, maybe by age or topics. There is a search box, but it still seems like you have to know what you’re looking for or you have to be willing to just browse all the videos.