e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use that makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.
The website is divided in three sections for Junior Students, Senior Students and for Teachers, where lesson plans, student worksheets, activities and presentations are available. All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and more to continue the learning experience at home.
EU-HOU Hands-on Universe
The EU-HOU project ("Hands-On Universe, Europe. Bringing frontline interactive astronomy to the classroom") is a collaboration of hundreds of teachers and scientists from 14 countries with the purpose of creating a way for students to get excited by science, primarily through the use of astronomy.
This project developed hands-on exercises (available at http://www.euhou.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=4...) in lot of different languages, designed to promote an active learning by giving student real astronomical data to find a new planet, explore volcanos on the moons of Jupiter, classify stars, or weigh a galaxy. Each exercise comes complete with detailed instructions for how easily display, analyze, and interpret the data in the classroom, using the free software SalsaJ, downloadable at http://www.euhou.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8&Itemid=10.
edmediashare.org has been launched by JISC Digital Media and provides a location for learners and educators to share the online video they use combined with information on the context in which they use these resources. Video on the site can be embedded into VLE’s, blogs – anywhere on the web.
MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, more than 30.000 online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
Discipline Communities :
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Library and Information Services
Technical Allied Health
Privacy Pirates is an Interactive Unit on Online Privacy introduces children, ages 7-9, to the concept of online privacy and teaches them to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information better kept private – and to recognize how this may change in different contexts.
In the game children assemble a map leading to a pirate treasure (to introduce the idea that personal information has value). As they do this, they will be asked a variety of questions about privacy and personal information on the Internet. Correct choices will be rewarded with an additional piece of the map.
Media Awareness Network has prepared the document "Privacy Pirates: Background information for parents and teachers" (http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/privacy_pirates/upload/Priva...) to provide an overview of online privacy issues, as well as suggestions for playing the game with children and extension activities.
Smarthistory.org - art history by Khan Academy
Smarthistory.org is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook, which is now part of the Khan Academy. It has been created in 2005 by the art historians Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, who used their personal voice along with the multimedia they had already created for their blog and courses, to create a "web-book" that could be used in conjunction with art history survey courses. The website is a repository of audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized stylistically and chronologically and with the addiction of text and still images.
George's Busy Day - maths interactive games
George's Busy Day by PBS KIDS (http://pbskids.org) is a collection of 16 interactive learning games of numbers and counting which suit pre-K through 1st grade.
These games can be played on a laptop or desktop computer, but also as a whole class activity for small group or individual play (there is a Full Screen button in each game).
The Kindersite has 1,000s of links to games, songs and stories (not necessarily educationally focused) for young children and it is designed for kinder, child-care, preschool, kindergartens, elementary, primary schools and Special needs plus homeschool, libraries and the home.
The website offers early learners, with the aid of care-givers, a tool to find and use contents in the form of games, songs and stories.
Through a graphical interface it is possible for the child, alone or with assistance, to select contents. The content that is found to be most engaging or requested by a child can be added to a personal list, via an updateable 'My page' mechanism. It will also be possible for caregivers to build a 'my page' for a child with recommendations or required games.
WissensWerte – animated video clips for political education
WissensWerte (http://www.edeos.org/en/project_wissenswerte.html) is a project by edeos - digital education (http://www.edeos.org), a small Berlin-based agency specialized in producing and distributing web-based knowledge content.
Within the project, the german nonprofit organisation /e-politik.de/ e.V. publishes and distributes a series of innovative animated video clips for political education. Technically state of the art and didactically elaborated, the clips offer an exciting way to learn about politics.
One of WissensWerte videos is about Human Rights and can be watched on the edeos YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/weareedeos. This video is available in English, French, Spanish and German.
The Michelangelo project, run in 2008-2009 and funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, developed an internet portal on European fine arts addressed to art teachers and students in European secondary schools who wish to acquire the knowledge of the most representative artists of the last 10 centuries in Europe. The focus is both on countries which are already well known for their artistic heritage and countries whose heritage is less known. The portal provides the opportunity to art students, teachers, artists and European citizens to discover the beautiful European artistic heritage through photographs, reviews, online courses and virtual meeting (for registered members), national workshops and a online Manual of Fine Arts.