All posts for “teded”


Lessons on Visualizing Complex Ideas

Posted by: leelefever on December 18, 2013- 12:50pm

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: animation, production, teded, video, visualization


A good primer by Ted-Ed on the process of turning a complex idea into visuals that can be used in an animated explainer video.   Reading in email? Watch the video here.  While the major points are great, I think it leaves out the creativity and complexity involved in producing the visuals themselves. It's a huge barrier for DIY video creators because it often requires expensive programs and extensive know-how. That's why we're fans (and partners) of GoAnimate, which provides tons of ready-made... Continue Reading

Great Explanation: How Do Pain Relievers Work?

Posted by: leelefever on December 9, 2013- 5:49pm

Topic: The Art of Explanation

Categories: advice, context, explainer tip, Explanation, teded, video


Since I was young, I've wondered about pain relievers and how they work. Thankfully Richard Byrne over at FreeTechForTeachers pointed me to this awesome animated explanation that's part of the TED-Ed series of videos.  A few things to notice about this video, from the explainer perspective: The First Half of the Video is Mostly Context It starts with an easy first step - everyone knows the discomfort of pain - it makes you want to do something to relieve it. No viewer would disagree or lose... Continue Reading

We Are All Just Drooling Dogs

Posted by: leelefever on May 2, 2013- 8:49am

Topic: Explanation

Categories: animation, pavlov, science, teded, video


The blog It's OK to be Smart pointed me to this animated TedEd video that explains how humans are not that different from Pavlov's dogs.  Like a dog that is trained to salivate when a bell rings, we too learn to react to events and stumuli. We may not drool, but may fall in love.  Watch: Email Readers can watch here. More about the genius of dogs at Brainpickings.