About Jordan

Languages

English

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TEDActive 2012

Areas of Expertise

Theatre - Directing, Acting, Dramaturgy, Southern Food, Disney movies, Dolly Parton

An idea worth spreading

Life is most evident in us when we are most satisfied in it.

I'm passionate about

Life, love, and other mysteries...

I feel like there is giant pool of crystal clear life out there, and it's up to us to take a gulp. Love others, and never be afraid to venture into the unknown!

Talk to me about

Prejudice, WeSaw, CrossTalk, Dolly Parton, Disney, comfort food, and Ella Ftizgerald.

People don't know I'm good at

Harmonizing.

My TED story

I joined TED almost four years ago and have worked on both the Admin and TED-Ed teams. I currently manage the community for TED-Ed. I'm passionate about helping you spread your ideas by getting connected to the right people, especially in the education world. Let me know how I can help!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Jordan Reeves
Posted 12 months ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
That's an excellent point, Peter! I don't think our entire library is / should be only short videos. But, for the purpose of excellent channels for consistent videos to flip, I think the shorter videos work best. It's also not just the hype-ridden videos. It's based on consistent feedback from teachers. The 3 minute video seems to be the best length for classroom use. Granted, there are amazing videos out there that are much longer. Some that I would love to use in my classroom. But, using a long video, is a commitment. When we only have 45 minutes in a class, we want to make the best use of all that time. That's another good reason to use the shorter videos. They are generally focused on one topic. You don't have to spend time dissecting the video -- the content is already pared down and focused on one portion of the subject matter that you're covering. Does that make sense? So, I agree -- the longer videos are often really good. But, the shorter videos seem to be optimized for the classroom. What do you think?
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Jordan Reeves
Posted about 1 year ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
Thanks, Peter! These are all very good sources. I really, really appreciate you taking the time to share. I think the best flippable videos are focused (only one topic), concise (~3 minutes), and captivating (we wanna keep the attention of a high school audience). Again, thank you so much for your suggestions! :)
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Jordan Reeves
Posted about 1 year ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
Wow! I think I had seen Great Courses before, but I totally forgot about it. Thanks for sharing. This is great. The information is really, really interesting. I think EducatorVids2 is a great resource, but they may not be the best for flipping. They are a bit long, right? Some of them are an hour long. With that said, I am learning so much from watching them. I just wonder if there are shorter videos that focus on one topic. I love BigThink! Some of their videos are pretty long too, but they have TONS of shorter, focused videos that answer compelling questions. Thanks for sharing, Anna!!
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Jordan Reeves
Posted about 1 year ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
Thank you, Jaen! We love the educators. I agree that this one hits home on several levels. When I first saw it, it blew my mind. Thanks or the compliments. Do you know of any other videos (outside of TED-Ed / TED.com) that we may be interested in suggesting for people to flip on the TED-Ed website?
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Jordan Reeves
Posted about 1 year ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
This is totally inspiring, Don! Thanks for sharing. It's also a great educational opportunity because it shows how design and engineering can better lives. It's also a great length. I think stories always share best, so this is one that I think would take off in a special way, don't you think?
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Jordan Reeves
Posted about 1 year ago
TED-Ed needs your help! Where can we find the best videos?
Thank you, Matt! These are precisely the kinds of videos I am talking about. asapSCIENCE is an incredible channel. It's focused, succinct, and brilliantly executed. It's as if they optimize their content for the classroom, you know? I think if I were still in a science class, I would LOVE to watch these videos. Sarkeesian's videos are also really wonderful. They are a bit longer than I think most teachers would use in a classroom, but they are still short enough to flip and contextualize. Great find! Thanks for sharing!