Wild Web Woods - Online Game
Wild Web Woods is a online game commissioned by the Council of Europe and designed to help children learn basic Internet safety rules. The game also promotes such key concepts and values underlying the work of the Council of Europe as democracy, respect for others and children’s rights. The game, mainly for children between 7 and 10, is available in more than 20 languages and is supported by a teacher’s guide to assist educators in helping children to use the Internet safely and responsibly. The Guide is structured in eight lessons which provide educators with explanations, tips and practical exercises for children on topics such as managing online identity, learning about children’s rights, how much time they should spend online, privacy and security.
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology.
Promethean Planet is a large teacher online community of unparalleled peer and technical support as well as a warehouse of premium and free resources - including interactive lessons, games, educator forums, and training courses. Resources are organized by subject (Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Vocational Skills...) and age range. There are also a lot of tips and best practice.
Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Vocational Skills, STEM, Social Studies, Humanities, English, Arts & Drama
Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.
You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.
In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.
- Adaptation and Evolution
- Being Human
- Cells and DNA
- Human Body
- Our Health
- Atoms and Bonding
- Chemical Industries
- Periodic Table
- Earth's Resources
- Human Impacts
- Electricity and Circuits
- Energy and Radioactivity
- Our Solar System
DNA from the beginning
DNA From the Beginning is organized around key concepts of classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetics organization and control. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
This site and its sections or chapters include references, images and a bit of information on several key figures in these areas such as Mendel, Miescher, Levene ...
The feature "option" is a basic game / quiz in which your knowledge is tested.
3 Main sections:
- Classical Genetics
- Molecules of Genetics
- Genetic Organization and Control
Each topic has subsections:
- image gallery
- video interviews
More detailed index: http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/dnaftbref.html
Videos about education
On the website vodpod.com users can collect, share and discuss their favorite online videos (linked from other sites such as YouTube) and you can find all resources tagges with "Education" by clicking on the resource link.
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Inside Cancer - Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology
The different aspects of cancer are touched upon through animations, video with narration / sound effects or only slides/audio with doctors and researchers (transcript available).
This site also offers the option of Teacher Center, "to help your students understand how modern molecular and cellular genetics are integrated into ideas about cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment." By registering teachers receive access to the Inside Cancer Atomizer, a tool for building custom multimedia presentationswith content from Inside Cancer and other DNALC Internet sites.
Besides that there is also the Inside Cancer Lesson Plan Wiki community at http://teachercenter.insidecancer.org/icwiki/index.php/Main_Page where teachers can view, share and discuss related lesson plans.
Listen Up! is a youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.
• Watch Media
• How to submit
• Submit media
• Network directory
• Network map
• Join us
• Production tools
• Funding tools
• Festival guide
• Youth media in practice
• Research links
• Festival calls for entry
Discovery Education streaming
"Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards."
In the subsection for Science for instance, students can browse and work actively with several interactive games / videos and experiments: On its web page http://discoveryeducation.com/products/science/middle.cfm you can try out one item of the following interactive sources:
- Interactive Videos (with hotspots which give more information when you hover over items)
- Integrated Science Simulations
- Virtual Labs (interactive games about acids & bases for instance)
- Explorations (for instance mixing colors with light in an interactive experiment)
- Science Sleuths, where students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more. Each episode features important life, earth, and physical science concepts
NHK Creative Library
A collection of remarkable video bits about various subjects of interest, from wildlife to Japanese culture. Easily reusable because mostly without comentary voice over. Good production quality. As the site in entirely in Japanese it is difficult to browse the site but with Google Translate the site can be accessed with little difficulty.
With eduMedia, teachers have access to a wide collection of educational simulations which cover all the main scientific subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Sciences for levels ranging from primary school pupils to university undergraduates. The teaching expertise that has gone into developing the content allows us to provide highly visual and interactive classroom material to illustrate aspects of the course which would be difficult to present using traditional media.
The eduMedia site www.edumedia-sciences.com is constantly being updated and offers to date almost 380 downloadable interactive simulations available to any teacher whose school is an eduMedia subscriber.