For Teachers

For Parents


  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+

About TED

The TED app is a tool for browsing, downloading, and viewing TED talks, the acclaimed short videos that feature thought leaders expounding on topics from technology, entertainment, design, and other disciplines in 18 minutes or less. 

Teacher Review

TED-Ed is a “lesson creator” platform that allows you to structure an assignment around a video and assess students’ engagement with the material. TED-Ed is an open platform and is limited simply by the number of appropriate and relevant videos available on YouTube.

How to use TED-Ed

  • Go to
  • Click “Register” to sign-up for an account.
  • View the featured lessons, click through to all existing lessons, or click “Create a Lesson.”
  • On the “Create a Lesson” page, enter a keyword to search for possible videos or a url if you know what video you want to use.  
  • After selecting a video you will be moved to the “Create a Lesson” page. Note there are currently two versions of the page with different interfaces, but they have the same functionality and you can switch back and forth by using the link in the upper right hand corner.
  • Change the lesson title, if needed.  Add the following content:  introduction, questions, discussion, supplemental info, and conclusion.
  • Use the “More” button to preview the lesson or get help.
  • Use the “Publish” button when you are ready to share the lesson by generating a link or sending the lesson to entered email addresses.
  • Watch your email or login to your account to see your dashboard, which will include all the lessons you’ve created or begun to create, as well as lessons and discussions you’ve participated in. You can also control settings and notifications in this area.
  • The tab beneath each video on your dashboard tells you what actions you might take, e.g., review students work, starting a lesson, or finishing a lesson.
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App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone




Cognitive Development
Engagement and Usability
Communication Skills
Critical Thinking


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks.

Explore more than 3,000 free videos and learn from the world's most remarkable people. Search by any mood or topic, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology.

Features on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch:
・Browse the TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages
・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping talks and curated playlists
・Sign in to your TED profile to sync saved talks across devices
・Play videos on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast
・Let us build you a custom playlist - tailored to fit your ideal timeframe
・Download talks to watch offline
・Bookmark talks to watch later

Download the TED app to stay curious, informed, and inspired.

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