Learning Community: March 2009 Archives

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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

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Today, Google has launched YouTube EDU, which centralizes the content from over 100 universities and colleges (get list here).  This robust collection gives you access to lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders, new research and campus tours. At the moment, you can access over 200 full courses from leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale and  IIT/IISc.  And it's all searchable within YouTube EDU.


YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Courses -- Open Yale Courses

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Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

Courses -- Open Yale Courses

Phil's Cooking Academy

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The new interactive website at www.philscookingacademy.co.uk features a series of downloadable recipes and podcasts that kids can cook-along with either in class or at home.
Phil's Cooking Academy

Myths and Legends from E2BN

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Myths and Legends Story Creator is a fun website that students can use to create their own cartoon myth story. The Myths and Legends story creator is a more than just your typical drag and drop cartoon builder. Myths and Legends allows students to create sound effects to insert into their stories.
Myths and Legends from E2BN

Lauri's ESL Website

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In November, Google launched  a 3D tour of Ancient Rome, circa 320 AD. The tour, produced with the help of the Rome Reborn project at the University of Virginia, features over 6,000 buildings, some rendered in fine detail, and it includes some interiors as well. The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Basilica Julia, the Temple of Vesta -- they're all there. The video above introduces you to the tour, and shows you how to access it on Google Earth. (The software can be downloaded here). I should note that Google just held a competition that let educators develop history lessons (aimed at high school students) using elements of the 3D Tour. The winners and their lessons can be found here.

Klewel

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Online video has really changed the way we use the internet. If you still haven't gotten the most out of online video, then you're going to love Klewel.com. 

With this site, you'll be able to create your customized video player, which works great for conferences and events. What's the best part? You'll be able to tape your event, and alongside it, show the slides you used for your presentation. This makes your video a lot more useful, as people who are watching it from home will be further immersed into the online conference. It's great for professors who like to use this
Klewel

Slideshows : Science Channel

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From deep space to the dark side of science, these are slideshows that you'll actually want to see.
Slideshows : Science Channel