from elementary school to university
Pics4Learning: free image library for education
Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting. - See more at: http://www.pics4learning.com/#sthash.chCxK8gC.dpuf
Every Stock Photo
Everystockphoto.com is a license-specific photo search engine. Index and search millions of freely licensed photos, from many sources, and present them in an integrated search. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos.
Everystockphoto.com aims to become a leading portal for the stock photography community, and will be adding features, and increasing our index over time. You can keep up-to-date with our progress in our blog. You can learn more about the photos we index, and the licenses they are covered under, in the help section.
Timelines.tv: history repository
Repository of history videos and media documentations organised as timelines.
Since 2010 Timelines.tv has offered an invaluable free-to-use resource for students, teachers and life-learners.
Now the BAFTA award winning resource is available on mobile devices with new resources.
JISC Infokit: Planning Your Video Production
This infokit released by Jisc Digital Media provides a step-by-step guide to planning and preparing your video shoot.
The infokit begins with a brief look at the pros and cons of using video to support teaching and learning, discusses video pedagogy and then moves onto the planning and writing of the content. It then considers the resources needed for the video, including personnel, locations and equipment, as well as the importance of establishing all of the steps needed to complete the production and their interdependencies.
Budgeting, scheduling and legal and health and safety issues are also covered to ensure that you can work within pre-agreed budgets and timeframes and people are kept safe. Finally, it looks at the importance of reflection and evaluation upon the conclusion of a project as a way of both increasing your knowledge and contributing to the success of future productions.
In addition to discussing all the aspects of planning a video, the infokit provides links to a number of resources, including reference works, a budget spreadsheet and model release forms.
1. What is Video Production?
2. Why Video Production in Education?
3. Specific Activities
3.1 Videoing Groups
3.2 Videoing Lectures
3.3 Shooting on Location
3.4 Conducting Interviews
4.2 Tripods and Other Camera Supports
4.3 Microphones & Headphones
4.5 Lights and Light Stands
5. The Shoot
5.1 Before You Start
5.3 Evaluating a Location
5.4 Media and Battery Requirements
5.5 The Get-in & the Get-out - Considerations, Health and Safety
5.6 Setting Up the Camera
5.7 Shot Selection
5.8 Videoing Supporting Materials
5.9 Loose Ends
5.10 Legal and Ethical Considerations
6. Getting Good Pictures
6.1 Holding/steadying the camera with a tripod
6.2 Holding/steadying the camera without a tripod
6.3 Viewscreen vs. Viewfinder
6.5 Fixed Focus
6.7 Lighting for Autoexposure
6.9 Crossing the Line
7. Getting Good Sound
9.1 Delivery via Management Systems or Third Parties
9.2 Common Methods of Online Delivery
9.3 Popular Delivery Platforms
10. Legal Considerations
10.1 Why Bother?
10.2 What Aspects of the Video Have Rights?
10.3 Types of Rights
10.4 Managing Your Rights Information
10.5 Incorporating Materials Made by Others
10.6 Creating Your Own vs. Sourcing Free Materials
10.7 Ethics and Libellous Content
10.9 When is a Participant Not a Participant?
10.10 Clearance Forms
10.12 Licensing Your Media
11. In Summary
INgeBEELD - Media wisdom and literacy platform
INgeBEELD’s aim is to educate children, youth and adults in media wisdom or media literacy, and it is divided into 4 different educational pathways with a specific target audience: 1) 3-8 year old children – an offline box, 2) 6-14 years youngsters – an offline box, 3) 12-18 years – online website and 4) an online platform for teachers in training and in practice, which is also open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the field of media literacy and media wisdom: media users, educators and parents, teachers, academics, artists, etc.
Educational users of the platform can be inspired by these projects.
The platform aims to ensure that people in the class will learn to:
Active (Do it yourself)
Leo BW - Landeskunde entdecken online
LEO-BW is the regional information system for Baden-Wuerttemberg – prepared for the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the southwestern German state in 2012. This internet site is one of the contributions of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to cultural education and our information society.
LEO-BW is for all the citizens of Baden-Wuerttemberg – old and new citizens alike – and, additionally, everyone who is interested in our state. Those doing academic or scientific research will find web-based access to geography-related sites and information. LEO-BW also offers a lot of material for school classrooms. LEO-BW is therefore also doing its part to improve media literacy and competence.
LEO-BW offers free access to high-quality information, multimedia, further resources, and literature from and about Baden-Wuerttemberg. You can find a variety of regional-related information from different sources all in one search.
Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University
The Greek Ministry of Education - Educational RadioTelevision, along with the University of Crete - Faculty of Education, Department of Preschool Education, organised the scientific meeting 'Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University' on 31 May 2013 in Greece. This meeting explored how the use of media supports learning and provided not only the means to enhance the learning process and make it more accessible and engaging as media can also play a significant role in fostering creativity and innovation. The event brought together several experts and experienced practitioners who shared their ideas and experiences in creating and using media resources to support learning in various contexts, the importance of media literacy and role of communities of practice at a European level in supporting the exchange of experience and know-how.
Sofia Papadimitriou presented Educational RadioTelevision (Greece), a multimedia platform connected to social networks which offers students and teachers the environment and the tools to design and create their own multimedia projects. She also presented the methodology for the pedagogical use of video in class and the benefits of publishing and disseminating videos in social networks.
Michail Kalogiannakis, lecturer at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete in Greece explored the use of digital media in early childhood education.
Sally Reynolds from ATiT (Belgium) presented the MEDEA Awards and showed samples of award-winning entries as well as presented the new Media & Learning Association and the many communications and collaboration channels associated with the Media & Learning network.
Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT (Belgium) presented REC:all and the potential of lecture capture in universities and higher education institutions.
The Concord Consortium Collection
The Concord Consortium Collection consists of hundreds of interactive digital resources. They span across subjects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and contain materials appropriate for students ranging from elementary grades through higher education. These resources are all highly interactive, involving models, simulations, or the use of probes and sensors to collect and analyse real-time data in the classroom. They have been developed with the highest care for scientific accuracy and research-based pedagogy. All are open source and distributed free of charge.
The Concord Consortium a not for profit educational research and development organization whose work has the objective to stimulate large-scale, technology-based improvements in teaching and learning. Indeed, in other sections of the same website the current projects, research and publications are presented.
• Earth & Space Science
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• The Concord Consortium Collection
• Electron Technologies
• Engineering Energy
• Evolution Readiness
• High-Adventure Science
• Mixed-Reality Labs
• A-Z List
• Project Login
• Molecular Workbench
• Grant Administration Home
• Consultant Information
• Consultant FAQ
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Research & Publications
• Mobile Computing
• Modeling & Simulation
• Online Assessment
• Online Learning
• Articles & Papers
• Conference Materials
• Mission and People
• Staff Directory
• Contact Information
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• Software License
• Logo Usage
Shmoop is a free online platform containing over 1000 learning guides and test preparations written by educators and experts on a number of subjects (see table of content). It was created with the aim of improving learning tools by using an approach to education based on the keywords: relevant, real, approachable.
The learning guides are characterized by deep analysis of the topics, focusing questions, quotes and references to pop culture. Hypertext and multimedia play an important role in the guides as a way to provide students with an easier although richer learning possibility.
Shmoop holds itself to the highest academic standards and cites its sources so students borrowing ideas from it can (and indeed must) cite Shmoop in their work.
The content written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale. Most of the content is free to be read without logging in, but with a free account other tools such as Clippings and Stickies become available.
Top rated contents are available in Spanish too.
Premium service gives access to the other materials and tools provided by the platform such as the premium test prep courses for the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams and the possibility to create classrooms where to invite students and monitor their progress through detailed real-time reports.
• US History
• SAT Subject Test: History
• SAT Subject Test: English Literature
• SAT Subject Test: Biology
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish with Listening
• AP Art History
• AP Biology
• AP Calculus AB
• AP Calculus BC
• AP Chemistry
• AP English Language
• AP English Literature
• AP Environmental Science
• AP European History
• AP Human Geography
• AP Macroeconomics
• AP Microeconomics
• AP Physics
• AP Psychology
• AP Spanish Language
• AP Spanish Literature
• AP Statistics
• AP US Government
• AP US History
• AP World History
High School Exit
Independent School Entrance
• Teacher Resources
• SAT Teacher Guide
• Digital Literacy
Prezi U is a rich library of educational Prezi presentations and videos on different topics for students from elementary school to university. It can be browsed by subject or school.
The community built around it communicates through articles, blogs, forums and receive news by means of an RSS feed.
• Central Michigan University
• Grand Rapids Community College
• Gwangju National University of Education
• Harvard University
• Kunsan National University
• Pavol Jozef Safarik University
• Philadelphia University
• University of Sam Ratulangi
• Rheingold U
• University of Denver
• Southern Illinois University
• Southern University of New Orleans
• Stanford University
• University for the Creative Arts
• University of Arizona
• University of Hawaii
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Seville
• Washington University
• Yale University
• Art and Design
• Journalism & Media
• Political Science
• Social Sciences
• Student Affairs
• Technology & Computer Science
• Using Prezi in the classroom
• Atlanten ungdomsskole (Kristiansund, NO)
• Christiansburg Middle School (Christiansburg, VA)
• Crossroards South Middle School (Manmouth Junction, NJ)
• Deer Park School District (Deer Park, NY)
• Todd County Central High School (Elkton, Ky)
• Enid Public Schools (Enid, OK)
• Episcopal Academy (Philadelphia, PA)
• Feagin Mill Middle School, Houston County, GA
• Hinsdale South High School (Darien, Il)
• Katy ISD (Katy, TX)
• Monroe Township High School (Monroe Township NJ)
• Community Day School (Orange Unified School District)
• Park Hill South High School (Kansas City, MO)
• Region 6 Education Service Center (Huntsville, TX)
• Seymour High School (Seymour, CT)
• Stedelijk Gymnasium Schiedam (Schiedam, NL)
• Political Science
• USA Presidential Elections 2012
• Using Prezi in the classroom
• Discovery Education Network prezis
• Prezi+iPad in education