I was working with an English Teacher this year and she described how she is going to use a few talks during her rhetoric unit. I created this Google Document that allows students to choose their own videos, find augmentative language, and to support their ideas. The Learning Targets listed in the beginning of the document are linked to CCSS Reading Standards 2 and 8. I also found another Google Document created by Kenny Silva on SmartBlogs on Education.
I started to think of other applications for this Video Reflection outside of English Class.
TED has compiled some great playlists on their website and on YouTube. Some of the lists are curated by the TED team and others are done by guests, like David Blaine and Bono. Teachers could link the playlists to their class content easily and allow students to explore on their own or direct them to a collection with a defined theme, like Alexis Ohanian's Intenet collection.The playlists on YouTube are more general but could be used in a similar way. I am not as a fan of this because it's not organized as neatly but YouTube is so easy to use on mobile devices it is hard to discount it all together.
For those who are looking for the curated collections that were once on Netflix, Quora did the work for you since Netflix took off all the TED content in March 2016.