92 Street Y Virtual Poetry Center In a renewed effort to share with a wider contemporary audience some of the great literary moments which the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this page features archival recordings by some of the best writers of our time.
Ancient & Medieval Classics Free Audio & Video Learn Out Loud’s Ancient & Medieval Classics section provides audio books of Beowulf, the Odyssey, the Iliad, and more.
Audio & Podcasts: Poetry Foundation “The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.”
AudioBooksForFree Provides access to classic works, mysteries, science fiction, thrillers, and more. (“The lowest quality downloads are free but anything better than 8 Kbps costs $5-8.”)
Documentary List.net Subject areas include Ancient Civilizations, Asia, Religion and Bible, Drama, Europe, Military and Warfare, Pre-History, and the United Kingdom.
Frontline: Video Archive, PBS This long-running documentary series from PBS features investigative journalism “covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.” The topics are often controversial, and the videos challenge students’ critical thinking skills.
Internet Archive Movie Archive “This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.”
LibriVox “Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers; the goal is to record every book in the public domain.”
PBS Video This Web site features “national programming and locally produced shows” from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Provides coverage of topics including “Arts & Literature,” “Culture,” “Health & Wellness,” “History,” “News & Public Affairs,” “Performing Arts,” and “Science.”
TED Talks TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
TED-Ed TED-Eds videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world’s greatest educators. To achieve this, they pair extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional education videos.
YouTube EDU “Use YouTube EDU to find short lessons to supplement your in-school learning, watch full courses from the world’s leading universities, professional development material from fellow educators, and inspiring videos from global thought leaders.”