TED provides a consistently rich and varied source of inspiration for teachers and students (explaining why it is so heavily featured on this site). I have often thought how amazing it would be to attend a TED convention, and even more so to be invited to speak at one. TEDx, in some ways, allows this dream to become a reality, providing a way for organisations to hold their own, independent TED-style events. Imagine a gala evening at a school, where parents, teachers and students are invited to talk on inspiring and creative areas in which they are interested in. I believe such an event would be not only stimulating, but also highly motivation for students.
Jamendo is a fantastic source for music that students can legally use in their own creative works. Shared under Creative Commons licenses, the site offers a whole range of sounds, much of which is very professional in its composition, performance and production.
Of all of the video sites on the web ted.com is almost certainly the most intellectually stimulating. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences bring together today’s greatest thinkers and achievers from a range of domains, and invites them to address the audience for 15 minutes.
The majority of talks are by leaders in their field, presenting some of the most interesting and groundbreaking developments. The videos provide great starting points for discussions, and are often highly inspirational. One of my favourite things to do of an evening is turn the TV off, and simply watch TED videos: I can almost feel my brain getting stronger.
News for nerds.
A tool allowing anyone to build a website in an easy; flexible manner. Integrates well with content from Google/YouTube; but not other sites.
Online drawing community allowing young artists to learn from others and get feedback on their work.