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Watch Know Learn - free educational videos

WatchKnowLearn lists free educational videos and provide descriptions and other information about them, as well as the possibility to comment and rate them. The collection presently contains over 35,000 videos divided in over 4,000 categories covering all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools. The videos are available without any registration or fee to teachers in the classroom, and to students and parents at home.
A search tool is also provided to help find the desired material browsing by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age-level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Virtual classrooms are also being created.
The site invites broad participation of teachers, instructors and educators in order to organize all high-quality educational videos currently available on the Internet in a new kind of wiki guided by teachers.

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WatchKnowLearn enumera videos educativos gratuitos y proporciona descripciones y otra información sobre ellos, así como la posibilidad de comentar y votarlos. La colección contiene actualmente más de 35.000 vídeos, divididos en más de 4.000 categorías que abarcan todos los temas principales de la educación primaria a la secundaria. Los videos están disponibles sin ningún tipo de inscripción o cuota a los maestros en el aula, y para los estudiantes y sus padres.
Se proporciona también una herramienta de búsqueda para ayudarle a encontrar el material deseado navegar por materia y nivel de edad. Vídeo títulos, descripciones, información de nivel de edad, y las votaciones están todos editados en base a su utilidad. Aulas virtuales también están siendo creadas.
El sitio invita a una amplia participación de los docentes, instructores y educadores con el fin de organizar todos los vídeos educativos de alta calidad disponibles en el Internet en un nuevo tipo de wiki guiado por los profesores.

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• Foreign Languages (1222)
• Life Skills (763)
• Vocational, Career Development, Business (592)
• Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics (924)
• Physical and Health Education (1169)
• Hobbies and Crafts (758)
• Holidays and Special Days (460)
• For Teachers and Parents (2905)
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Getty Museum Website

The J. Paul Getty Museum is an art museum in California that contains a collection of "Western art from the Middle Ages to the present" as well as art from ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. The Museum provides its visitors with access to the most innovative research in the visual arts both in its Getty Center and Getty Villa sites and on the Internet.
The website of the museum offers several services useful to teachers and students. Here follow some of them:
• The education section (http://www.getty.edu/education/) offers a range of high-quality educational programs, games and resources for a variety of audiences from adults and college students, to K-12 teachers and their students, families with kids, teens, community groups, and museum educators.
• The art section (http://www.getty.edu/art/) contains videos and description cards for a number of works of art hosted at the Getty Museum and a list of selected resources about Art and Architecture (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/article_databases/art_architecture.html) and Biographical Information (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/article_databases/biographical.html)
• The research section (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/) contains a list of useful search tools to find the writings contained in the Museum’s collection.
• The publications section (http://www.getty.edu/publications/digital.html) provides access to the publications that are available via Internet.
• A guide (http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/building_lessons/guide.html) for building effective visual arts lessons

Joannis-Sajnovics and the transit of Venus

Joannis-Sajnovics is a Facebook page managed by Ágota Lang, a physics high school teacher in Sopron (Hungary), and her students. It is set up as Joannis-Sajnovics' diary so we can relive his travels in the 18th century from Hungary to Finland to observe the Transit of Venus - when Venus passes in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. Posts are published as if by Joannis-Sajnovics himself, just like a travel journal.
Ágota and her students are also making an online game, the Hell Game, which will be available soon.

More information on the Transit of Venus, which will occur again in June 2012 and will be the last visible to people of our time, can be found on the Vimeo channel "Our last Transit of Venus": http://vimeo.com/channels/ourlasttransitofvenus. Videos on this channel include a teaser for a documentary film, presentations by leading scientists and outreach people from Europe and the US, as well as videos made by the students from the Széchenyi István Gimnázium (Sopron, Hungary, project co-funded by the European Planetology Network).

HyppoCampus

HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. NROC makes editorial and engineering investment in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus.

Lots of resources, presentations and videos, can be browsed by topic: Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Advanced Math, Statistics & Probability, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Economics, History & Government, Psychology, Religion.

Unseen Voices

Created by Sergio López Figueroa in partnership with Brent Council and delivered by Big Bang Lab, Unseen Voices is an interdisciplinary outreach project aiming to engage young people and the community through creative participatory practice using film archives, photographs and live original music. The project helps to create awareness of the importance of remembrance, commemoration, peacekeeping and human rights in today´s world. The main output is to connect historical and contemporary issues such as discrimination, racism and gang violence by looking at the past and creating a debate among students, teachers and the community.

In two-week workshops a group of music students learn the history of the second World War, the Holocaust and Kindertransport (youth refugees in 1939) by learning how to create a film entirely by re-using archive film footage and photography and editing digitised clips, learn where and how to research, copyright issues, make the storyboard and the film, compose the music with support of Music Leader and finally perform live at the Holocaust Memorial Day with the Unseen Voices film in Wembley Town Hall in January 2008.
At a second stage, an educational DVD was produced as a learning resource and distributed to 100 schools in the Borough including four mini documentaries of the whole process and further resources including web resources for the use of teachers and other schools.

You can also find a description of the project in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/unseen-voices.

OVO

OVO is a video encyclopaedia, a library made of thousands of 3-minute long documentaries. OVO is an Italian independent project which has the objective of spreading knowledge in the digital world through videos of very high quality, and the online videos offer an experience of great impact which can interest people of all ages. From the elementary school child to the adult that wants to quickly review forgotten notions. Where possible the contents of the videos are based on the Treccani Encyclopaedia and approved by the Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana (Institute of Italian Encyclopaedia). The library, available at www.ovo.com, is continuously expanding and being constantly updated and soon it will manage to cover everything that one needs to know in order to understand the world, its history and its current affairs.

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OVO è un'enciclopedia video, una biblioteca fatta di migliaia di documentari lunghi di 3 minuti. OVO è un progetto italiano indipendente che ha l'obiettivo di diffondere le conoscenze nel mondo digitale attraverso video di altissima qualità. I video online offrono un'esperienza di grande impatto che può interessare le persone di tutte le età. Dai bambini della scuola elementare fino agli adulti che vogliono rivedere rapidamente nozioni dimenticate. Ove possibile, i contenuti dei video sono basati sull’enciclopedia Treccani e approvati dall’Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana (Istituto Enciclopedia Italiana). La biblioteca, disponibile all'indirizzo www.ovo.com, è in continua espansione e in costante aggiornamento e presto riuscirà a coprire tutto ciò che bisogna sapere per capire il mondo, la sua storia e le sue attualità.

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Toporopa - train your brain with geography

This fun website includes educational quizzes about Europe and geography. You can test your geographical, political, historical and economical knowledge about Europe in animated quizzes that are focussed on the European map, for instance: pin the correct name to rivers on the map, find the European countries, ...

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History for Music Lovers on Youtube

History for Music Lovers is a Youtube channel with a collection of music videos made for history and literature teaching and performed on the backing track of very famous songs, like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4pGFGkHOd8&feature=BFa&list=UUB3GNS3IPzv... about King Arthur (on the music of "Nature boy" by Eden Ahbez) or this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz3d5x-MUT4&feature=BFa&list=UUB3GNS3IPzv... about the Ancient Minoan Civilization on the tones of "Creep" by Radiohead.
See also their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/historyteacherz) and follow them on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/#!/historyteacherz).

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53 videos (2012/02):
William the Conqueror ("Sexyback"...
Viva Roma No. V ("Mambo #5" by Lo...
The Vikings ("Personal Jesus" by ...
The Trojan War ("Tainted Love" by...
The Spanish Inquisition ("(Keep F...
The Mahabharata ("Abracadabra" by...
The French Revolution ("Bad Roman...
The Crusades ("Eyes Without a Fac...
The Canterbury Tales ("California...
Renaissance Man ("Blister in the ...
Prehistoric ("Toxic" by Britney S...
Pompeii ("Bang Bang (My Lover Sho...
Napoleon ("Gone Daddy Gone" by th...
Mummification ("Good Riddance (Ti...
Mary, Queen of Scots ("Jenny from...
Martin Luther ("Manic Monday" by ...
Makers en partners
Macedonia ("My Sharona" by the Kn...
Leonardo da Vinci ("Dear Prudence...
Joan of Arc ("Seven Nation Army" ...
I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by L...
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Henry VIII ("Money, Money, Money"...
Elizabeth I ("She's Not There" by...
Constantine ("Come On, Eileen" by...
Cleopatra ("Fergilicious" by Fergie)
Chinese Dynasties ("Vogue" by Mad...
Charlemagne ("Call Me" by Blondie)
Black Death ("Hollaback Girl" by ...
Beowulf ("99 Luftballons" by Nena)
Anne Boleyn ("Girl" by the Beatles)
Ancient Minoan Civilization ("Cre...

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Timelines.tv

Timelines is a high-quality resource available to schools and others interested in history with a particular emphasis on British history. The sophisticated timeline planner provided by Timelines allows visitors move between timelines to explore parallel events. It also includes a rich supply of secondary resources. This site has been augmented at the end of 2010 with the addition of a history of smallpox through time as well as journeys in the American West. The history of smallpox won a BAFTA at the BAFTA Children's awards of 2010.

This free-to-use resource is based loosely on the British history curriculum.

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