Learning Community: September 2009 Archives
Treasure Hunt Google Earth
- A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner's excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
- A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.
- A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities.
Glogster - Poster Yourself | Text, Images, Music and Video
TimeRime.com - Make your own timeline!
Make 3D Movies for Free
Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie
Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network
Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)
The COOL course materials include video and audio lecture files as well as slides and other reading materials. COOL offers the video files in variety of formats including MP3, WMV, and MP4. You can also subscribe to courses via iTunes.
COOL Front Page
After a teacher or administrator registers a high school on the DreamSpark site, students from that school can sign up to download Expression Studio & other valuable Microsoft software at no charge.
These educational materials provide a variety of resources for learning Web design with the tools provided in Microsoft Expression Studio software. Students, educators and hobbyists of all ages will find quick tutorials, short learning units and extensive course content to fit their individual teaching and learning styles. The range of difficulty goes from easy - with the quick start tutorials that require no previous Web design experience- to a more advanced level for people who are already skillful at using Web technologies and employing design strategies. The one semester web design course is appropriate for high school and introductory post-secondary technology courses.
Artwiculate - A word of the day game for Twitter
When the word "Flash" is usually mentioned,
most people make an immediate mental link with games. But there is more
to the picture than meets the eye, and this new service showcases that.
Its objective is to enable netizens to share and discover Flash
animations in categories as diverse as "Business Management", "Career
& Jobs" and "Education & Health". Further categories include
"Entertainment & Sports" and "Inspiration & Motivation". But
the most interesting is probably the one named "Startups &
Innovation", aimed at small businesses owners and entrepreneurs to
feature and highlight their products and services all across the WWW.
Upload and Share your Flash SWF Files
Google For Educators - Web Search
Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
Absolutely FREE online books
Thousands of novels, poems, stories
Easy to read books online
Online Books, Poems, Short Stories - Read Print Library
ThinkQuest : Library
Free Math Video Lessons and Tutorials | Tutor-USA.com
Educational Games, Worksheets & Homework Help for Kids, Parents and Teachers | Game Classroom
Read and publish online for free from anywhere. Explore the Library to find magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more.
Over 1 million publications read each month.
Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems
100 People: A World Portrait
Using video in the classroom can help students make connections and provide them with opportunities to practice media literacy and critical viewing skills.
There are many FREE videos/clips online! Below is a collection of links to video-rich websites. While this is certainly not a complete list of all the video sites on the web, it will hopefully provide you with a variety of video resources for you to use in your classroom.
Includes over 250 documentary and educational video programs chosen by NC librarians. Search for videos or by topics including science, US and world history, biography, current events, the arts, and other subjects. Also includes several educational series for children. You can access the videos from school (or at home with a password from your local library).
Snag Films- free documentaries
Choose from over 850 full-length documentary films to watch online (or embed in your blog) for free. The films I've watched on this site include short commercials, but there are some great documentaries here. Search by keyword or topics, including campus, environment, health, history, international, life and culture, music and arts, politics, religion and spirituality, science and nature, sports and hobbies, and women's issues.
This shared digital video collection includes thousands of clips/videos searchable by keyword as well as by genre and duration. Collections include videos from NASA, National Archives, and more.
This site has links to tons of videos (and images) for preschool through high school. Videos have been viewed to ensure they are safe, accurate, and appropriate for students. Search by keyword or by category. There are also Web 2.0 tools and lessons available on NeoK12.
Find PBS video by program, topic, or collection. You can also search by keyword. If you can't find a video you're looking for, you can look in their "more videos" section http://video.pbs.org/morevideos.html .
PBS Kids Video
The kids video section of PBS includes hundreds of hours of full-length shows and clips of some of PBS kids programming, including Arthur, Maya & Miguel, WordGirl, and more.
National Geographic Channel Videos
Featured video categories include full episodes, animals and nature, exploration and adventure, history and events, people and places, science and technology, Nat Geo wild, preserve our planet, and dog whisperer.
The History Channel website includes a video section where you can search by keyword, view by show, or by topic. Categories include American history, military history, mysteries and unexplained, science and technology, and society and culture.
Find full video courses and lectures from world scholars at universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. Search by keyword, subject, university, or top rated instructors. Subjects include biology, chemistry, history, literature, math, and much more. Even thought these are college level lectures, there is certain to be some content adaptable to high school level classes.
BBC Learning Zone Clips
Most any search for educational resources online will lead me to a BBC website. Looking for educational videos is no exception. This BBC site included video clips for primary and secondary students in subjects such as art, history, foreign language, language arts, math, and more. Find clips for subject area topics or search by keyword or clip number.
This site includes thousands of wildlife images, information, and videos. You can search by keyword in the species, video, or images search box. Arkive includes a special focus on threatened species.
The Loyola University Chicago School of Education has posted over 300 math topic program clips from its cable television show Countdown. You can find 4-7 minute clips in categories (number and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data analysis and probability, extended response, technology, and connections) for elementary grade levels.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Each year, there is a TED conference in California and Oxford UK featuring speakers from all over the world who give a short (less than 18 minutes) talk on "Ideas Worth Spreading." Search by theme (technology, entertainment, design, business, science, culture, arts, and global issues), speakers, ratings, and more. New talks are posted often.
NOVA Teachers Video
From PBS, the NOVA Teachers video section includes complete programs and shorter science clips. Search the teachers site by keyword or view videos by subject (including chemistry, earth science, life science, social studies, and more).
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a video collection with clips related to neuroscience, infectious diseases, DNA, and more. The video search section includes lecture topics and video from the DNA Interactive section of the site http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/videosearch.html. Videos from this site could be used in a high school classroom.
Teachers Domain (requires free registration)
This website requires free registration, but has a wealth of materials including videos, professional development resources, and other digital media resources. After logging in, you can bookmark your favorite sections of the site to create easy access to the content that is most relevant to you. Browse by K-12 subject area, professional development topic, or special collection or search by keyword.
Videos and pictures on this site are student-produced and will be approved by moderators before being posted online. Therefore, this site is a great resource for finding student created materials that are safe and appropriate. Search by keyword, categories, or by channels.
Think of You Tube for education and you'll understand the idea behind Teacher Tube. You can find student and teacher created videos for the classroom as well as professional development content. Search by keyword or browse the channels. Content can be rated by users and inappropriate content can be flagged.
This interactive news and history portal from NBC is designed for students.
Description from the website:
"iCue is a fun, innovative learning environment built around video from the NBC News Archives. Videos, games, and activities correlated to courses in U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, and English Language and Composition, and more. A community of friends and learners engaged in discussion around academics, current events, and important issues. A collection of Video Cue Cards, with thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives wrapped in a tradable, interactive virtual card."
History Games and Animations
Teacher Activities - Scholar's Choice Children's Toys And Games
Math - Brightstorm