NHK Creative Library
A collection of remarkable video bits about various subjects of interest, from wildlife to Japanese culture. Easily reusable because mostly without comentary voice over. Good production quality. As the site in entirely in Japanese it is difficult to browse the site but with Google Translate the site can be accessed with little difficulty.
The Freesound Project
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to
• browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
• up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
• interact with fellow sound-artists
The project also aims to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research.
Free Rice (web vocabulary)
Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where guessing the correct meaning of a word triggers a donation of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It covers a whole range of subjects and players are now be able to test their knowledge of multiplication, world capital cities, chemical symbols, foreign languages and even the styles of famous painters. Every correct answer generates a donation of 20 grains of rice to WFP.
Edutopia is the tangible embodiment of our vision. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.
• Integrated Studies
• Project Learning
• Technology Integration
• Teacher Development
• Social and Emotional Learning
• Video Library
• Teacher Training
• Edutopia Magazine
Edutopia Video News
on iTunes U
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BBC Schools - Learning resources for home and school
This site consists of games, guides, … for kids at home and in school. It also provides information for parents and teachers. Students can check out chats, message boards and more to learn in a pleasant way.
- A variety of games and activities for young children from CBeebies programmes.
Primary subjects - Ages 4 - 11
- Subjects: Art, Geography, History, Languages, Literacy, Music, Numeracy, PSHE, Science, and other subjects
- Example: "Off By Heart: Compete to become the UK poetry recital champion!"
Secondary subjects - Ages 11 - 16
- Subjects: Art, Business Studies, Citizenship, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, IT, Languages, Maths, Music, PE, PSHE, RE, Science, Study - Skills, Other
- Example: "Student Life: Crash Course Comic -Eight students embark on a school trip..."
- Subjects: General Studies, Geography, History, Languages, Maths, Science, Other Subjects
- Student Life homepage
- School Issues
- Careers & Choices
- Revision & Skills
- Book Club
- Message boards
Teachers pages with key stages
- Help with School Work
- Help with Home/School Life
- Games and Worksheets
MediaEd is the site for media and moving image education in the UK. On this site you'll find teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports, examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or find workshops or education screenings for your students. MediaEd is currently still under construction so your feedback would be really useful.
Get started with…
• Teaching about film
• Teaching film-making
• Media literacy
• Teaching ideas
• Student work
• What’s on
Educational Video Center
The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.
The center also organises a Youth-Powered Video Film Festival.
KIDSNET helps children, families and educators intelligently access the educational opportunities available from television, radio and multimedia sources. KIDSNET does this by encouraging media literacy in children and a commitment to educational excellence in broadcasters.
What is KIDSNET?
HyperFilm is an interactive video environment that allows the synchronized association of different contents to a main video sequence.
Hyperfilm è un ambiente video interattivo che consente l'associazione sincronizzata di contenuti diversi a una sequenza video principale
JISC Digital Resources
This is a website run by JISC in the UK which provides advice, guidance and training on the creation and use of digital media resources. JISC Digital Media also offer an interesting newsletter called Intermedia which includes news on forthcoming events as well as articles on a variety of relevant topics. The Digital Media service is offered to the UK's Further and Higher Education community and covers creating digital media resources (specifically still im-ages, moving images and sound resources), delivering digital media resources to users, using digital media resources to support teaching, learning and research and managing both small and large scale digitalisation projects.
The JISC Digital Media newsletter is also available here: http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/newsletter/