Azahar Portal: Improving communication of people with autism
Azahar is a set of applications available for free download, for communication, leisure and planning via tablet, computer or smartphone, to help to improve the quality of life and autonomy of people with autism and/or intellectual disability.
The applications contain pictograms, images and sounds which can be adapted to each user. New icons, photos of the person and his/her family voices, etc. can also be used, in order to ensure the maximum level of personalization for each application.
In this way, Azahar the applications can be adjusted to the users preferences and needs, according to the level of complexity he/she can handle.
In addition to the applications, the platform Azahar includes a configuration interface, which enables tutors (carers, family, teachers, etc.) to personalise Azahar to ensure the user can gain maximum benefit from each application.
Azahar it is based on the TEACCH programme philosophy for offering a clear visual structure. One of the applications, the SENTENCES CONTRUCTION takes its inspiration from the PECS system.
Azahar is compatible with the Windows, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android systems.
ScienceDump is a source for popular science videos and pictures. Its intention is to bring fun, art and passion into Science. It is difficult to assess how many videos or other multimedia are available on the site but it must be a few hundred, all from different sources like National Geographic or TED Ed. By registering you will receive emails with regular updates on new and popular videos. You can also suggest new videos yourself. The site does not give a lot of information (or rather almost none) but the videos are what they promise: fun and interesting and learnful.
The site contains documentaries, infographics, science bits that are funny or arty, and much more.
Videos are available in the follwoing categories:
Bizarre - Oddities
Computer - Internet
Robotics - Engineering
You can follow ScienceDump on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, suggest content or join discussions on the site.
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Report on Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages
The study “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report” is the first public output of the LangOER network, an ambitious project with highly motivated partners adressing the role of OER in less used European languages which run the risk of being linguistically and culturally marginalized in a fast developing digital world.
The LangOER network, consisting of nine European partners, is a three-year project (January 2014 - December 2016) co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2 action).
The Report and the annex to the study are both available for download
INgeBEELD - Media wisdom and literacy platform
INgeBEELD’s aim is to educate children, youth and adults in media wisdom or media literacy, and it is divided into 4 different educational pathways with a specific target audience: 1) 3-8 year old children – an offline box, 2) 6-14 years youngsters – an offline box, 3) 12-18 years – online website and 4) an online platform for teachers in training and in practice, which is also open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the field of media literacy and media wisdom: media users, educators and parents, teachers, academics, artists, etc.
Educational users of the platform can be inspired by these projects.
The platform aims to ensure that people in the class will learn to:
Active (Do it yourself)
SignMedia - Interactive learning resource
This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.
The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.
CEOP's Thinkuknow Internet safety
Thinkuknow is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - the UK's national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children. It provides training and education resources for practitioners to use with children and young people to increase their understanding of online safety.
The web page is dedicated to children of different age groups, teachers and parents.
Anim 2.0 is a website dedicated to animated films: it includes a serious game, a creative module and educational complementary elements. Created by Rencontres Audiovisuelles, this tool constitutes a flexible and playful way to discover animated films as well as audiovisual creation and language! -
Create your own animation
See the animations
Updated and added to daily, the children’s search engine www.fragfinn.de lets children between the ages of 8 and 12 years search a secure online environment featuring up-to-date websites. The site and its child-friendly search feature is equally s8uited for school and recreational use. Children can go here for secure chat rooms, gaming pages and interesting online offerings.
Schick FINN deine Favoriten
Sag FINN deine Meinung
als Startseite festlegen
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Tipps zum Suchen und Finden
Surftipp des Tages
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Leo BW - Landeskunde entdecken online
LEO-BW is the regional information system for Baden-Wuerttemberg – prepared for the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the southwestern German state in 2012. This internet site is one of the contributions of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to cultural education and our information society.
LEO-BW is for all the citizens of Baden-Wuerttemberg – old and new citizens alike – and, additionally, everyone who is interested in our state. Those doing academic or scientific research will find web-based access to geography-related sites and information. LEO-BW also offers a lot of material for school classrooms. LEO-BW is therefore also doing its part to improve media literacy and competence.
LEO-BW offers free access to high-quality information, multimedia, further resources, and literature from and about Baden-Wuerttemberg. You can find a variety of regional-related information from different sources all in one search.
This website offers information about digital competence in general and a lot of resources to be used in primary, lower secondary or higher secondary schools.