Links to interesting videos, text, quotes, images. Anything that inspires you.

Deise Lofts
:// An English Teacher's Blog about how she introduces one Web Tool a week.

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. (And see the Q&A on the TED Blog.)

Fast Forward to 8 minutes if your only interested in his ideas for education and teachers as a countries greatest resource.

"At TED 2006, I talked about creativity and education and the urgent need to make the best of all of our talents. I said I was writing a book about this called Epiphany. The book is published today - except it's not called Epiphany. it's called The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. The Element is where natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on a wide range of personal stories, from Paul McCartney to Matt Groening; from Meg Ryan to writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It looks at the critical conditions that enable us to find the Element in ourselves and in others, and the obstacles that get in the way. I believe passionately that understanding the processes of the Element is essential for transforming education, business and communities to meet the real challenges of the twenty-first century. I really hope you enjoy it -- and find your own too."