TED launched a new online tool that will turn any YouTube video into a lesson. The conference series is calling the process "flipping a video". Drawing similarity from how a teacher flips the classroom, they assign lectures to watch at home and save class time for working on homework together.

When a teacher flips a video, they add supplemental content such as questions and additional resources.

Users can search YouTube from TED Ed’s new website. When they find a video they’d like to use as a lesson, they hit a “flip it” button.


Teachers can keep track of participation and responses through a single dashboard.

TED Ed’s new website also features about 40 videos from the Ted-Ed YouTube channel, which launched in March.

TED Ed isn’t making courses — it’s just making it easy to package YouTube videos in an educational context. Check out a video of it below: