One of the most influential and highly regarded gatherings in the world is focusing on education. The 2012 TED conference will feature a session called The Classroom.
And more great news: "With TED-Ed, we are creating a library of videos specifically for educators and students. The videos will be arranged using teacher-centric/learner-centric categories and tags, designed to help teachers quickly discover the perfect video for the lesson at hand. The videos will also be arranged into playlists to give students a multidisciplinary, immersive insight into a learning concept."