TED and TED-Ed
TED – surely you’ve seen this by now. Watch scientists talk about their work (in language you can understand) and artists talk about their art. Watch passionate people talk passionately about what they do. They are all inspiring. And there’s something on just about any topic you can think of. TED-Ed is like that too, only better for school use. They have very clever animations explaining all kinds of complicated science using very amusing animation. Along with each animation are multiple choice and discussion questions and resources to dig deeper. If you’re struggling with explaining a difficult concept, check to see if they have an answer. Also, a fun thing to just throw in randomly, like Wonderopolis, to just learn something fun. Great for Middle and High School and free.