The incredible TED, purveyor of fascinating video talks on Technology Education and Development by some of the world’s most interesting people, and a personal online favourite of mine, has announced this week that they are starting up TED Ed, a series of lessons by some of the worlds best educators, which will be available online for free.

As well as a set of “powerful learning tools” that Ted has announced will be launched in April, they have a mission statement which, If the quality of their wonderful talks is anything to go by, will mean some pretty awesome teaching and learning opportunities are on their way.

TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos.