7 TEDActive educators who will make you smarter:

Mike Rugnetta of PBS’s Idea Channel at the TED-Ed brainstorm
Mike Rugnetta of PBS’s Idea Channel at the TED-Ed brainstorm

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This year, our TED-Ed team invited a wonderful entourage of innovative educators, video content creators and talented animators from around the world for some epic brainstorming on the future of educating with video and creating lessons worth sharing.

Here are some of the amazing creative brains who were in attendance:

Alex Dainis of Bite Sci-zed shoots weekly “easily digestible” science videos. A cool video on why we get “brainfreeze” when we eat cold foods:

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Michael Stevens on Vsauce explores mind-blowing questions and what makes our world amazing. For example: do you know what color a mirror is?

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Brady Haran is a video journalist who makes videos from crazy chemistry to numbers that wow. Here’s how to calculate Pi using real pies:

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George Zaidan, a videographer, taught a TED-Ed lesson on how cancer cells behave:

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Youtube Star Teacher Karen Mensing teaches about the history of time in this TED-Ed lesson:

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Aaron Reedy explains sex determination. It’s actually pretty complicated to determine a baby, a girl or a boy.

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Mike Rugnetta, host and creator of PBS’s Idea Channel investigates the connections between ideas — specifically pop culture, tech and art.

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For their tips on creating awesome video content, check out TED-Ed’s dispatches from TEDActive 2013.

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