BLOSSOMS video lessons are enriching students' learning experiences in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to Beirut to Bangalore. Its Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and Internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes.
The BLOSSOMS Video Library contains lessons to use in your classroom. Every lesson is a complete resource that includes video segments, a teacher’s guide, downloadable hand-outs and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic. MIT carefully crafts each BLOSSOMS lesson to make your classroom come alive. Each 50-minute lesson builds on math and science fundamentals by relating abstract concepts to the real world. The lessons intersperse video instruction with planned exercises that engage students in problem solving and critical thinking, helping students build the kind of gut knowledge that comes from hands-on experience. By guiding students through activities from beginning to end, BLOSSOMS lessons give students a sense of accomplishment and excitement.
While MIT faculty members and partnering educators in Jordan and Pakistan created the first BLOSSOMS lessons, today educators from around the world create and submit BLOSSOMS modules. MIT Blossoms welcomes contributors to join their international online community to learn more about their videos and to engage with educators worldwide who are looking for ways to enrich their students' classroom experiences and share their ideas.
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The Teaching Copyright curriculum is a detailed, customizable learning plan containing five lessons about copyright law. They explore various aspects of this matter. Lesson topics include: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing.
By giving them a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills, the Teaching Copyright curriculum also aims at helping educators raise interesting questions on the subject and teach students how to use materials created by others.
The lesson plan concludes with a mock trial that tests the students' understanding of copyright and its limitations and encourages them to consider the positions of each party involved.
Table of Contents
• Teaching Copyright Handouts and Support Documents
• Copyright & Fair Use Legal Cases
• Copyright & Fair Use
• Public Domain
• For Educators
O2 Learn is a free, moderated video-sharing site for teachers to share their best lessons with secondary school students. The video library contains at present almost 1500 videos on various subjects (see table of content) and the number is constantly increasing as new videos are uploaded every week.
O2 Learn can give every 13-18 year old access to a huge choice of curriculum focused (UK) mini-lessons which can help them with revision or to catch up on some subjects that they can't remember or might have missed.
Students can rate the lessons: best lessons are awarded every week and every year as chosen by the student rating and an expert judging panel. To date, O2 Learn has awarded over £300,000 directly to teachers and schools in the UK. Find out more on our awards page.
In order to make the site safe and accurate, videos are moderated for appropriateness and the accuracy of the content through a network of 'learning champions'.
Teachers sharing content keep all rights in their content, can use it in any way, and can allow others to use it. By sharing the content on O2 Learn, they also give their unrestricted permission to use that content, free of charge, for the operation and promotion of the service.
The service is provided as a BETA service.
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