MICROTUBE is a website where students can submit short video clips that explain microeconomic concepts, effects, or theorems.
The basic idea underlying the MICROTUBE project is very simple: Students of economics produce video clips for students of economics. If these clips are worthwhile to watch, all the better. But how to implement such an idea? After some initial discussions with experts from the media services at the University of Zurich, it was agreed that it would be advisable to invest the available time in a small number of clips (rather than having too many). So a plan was made. A script was written, a casting organized, and locations were selected. Two camera teams worked in parallel over an extremely dense offsite weekend. And then, following weeks of cutting and fine-tuning, we ultimately arrived at the clips that are shown on this website. The MICROTUBE team hopes these clips will be (or have been) enjoyable for you!
Acknowledgement. This e-learning project was made possible by the generous support of the Initiate Interactive Learning (IIL) at the University of Zurich during the years 2007 and 2008. The website was designed and realized by Michael Hohl. The MICROTUBE project is an original idea of Christian Ewerhart.
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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
National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (formerly Alliance for a Media Literate America) is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States. While much of this website showcases the programs and activities of NAMLW, this section provides information on NAMLE as a national non-profit organization - its history, how it runs, by-laws & policies, elections, boards and more.
HotMath - Free Sample Math Videos
This video repository site is a subsection of the HotMath web site, and to view videos you have to subscribe and pay a fee. There are however a few sample free videos, in which a lively person explains a few concepts of math with 2 perspectives: one of the talking head (Picture-in-Picture) and one of the board on which he's writing.
YLE is Finland's national public service broadcasting company and Opettaja.tv is its service for teachers both on TV and on-line. YLE Teema is broadcasting Opettaja.tv for a few hours on five days of the week, offering teaching material for class work as well as to serve teachers' further education and professional development. Most Opettaja.tv TV programmes are also available online.
The web site offers a great amount of audiovisual teaching material and tools for its use in class. The web site also serves as a discussion forum for teachers and as a platform for the exchange of teaching material.
Opettaja.tv is made in cooperation with headteachers and the Finnish National Board of Education.
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.
National Geography - Video
This is a collection of hundreds of free videos from National Geographic, featuring animal videos, news videos, weather videos, nature videos, kids videos, world music videos and other most popular video content including shark videos.
Videos by Category:
- Daily News
- Science & Space
- Travel & Cultures
How Stuff Works
"HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.
From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered. No topic is too big or too small for our expert editorial staff to unmask ... or for you to understand. In addition to comprehensive articles, our helpful graphics and informative videos walk you through every topic clearly, simply and objectively. Our premise is simple: Demystify the world and do it in a simple, clear-cut way that anyone can understand. "
* Home & Garden
eduMedia Share is a place for teachers to host and share visual and interactive resources. At eduMedia Share you can:
* Upload your media (images, animations, videos)
* Discover and download interesting resources
* Tag, comment and have fun
Resources for teachers. For all teachers! No language or subject limitation. You can add your own resources, tag, comment or even download your collegue ones to use in class. And of course, all of this is free! Search eduMedia Share and discover your collegue?s work! This site is yours!
Which filetypes may I upload?
The most common internet ones:
* Photos, drawings : jpg, gif, png
* Animations, simulations : swf, animated gif
* Videos : avi, mpg, mov, wmv
Video Education Resources
To promote nanoscience education, the Center for Probing the Nanoscale offers free videos of many Center classes and programs. In addition, the CPN has partnered with Stanford’s Office of Accessible Education on the Proteus Project to make many course materials available in alternative formats including searchable captioned videos and transcripts of the lectures.