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.
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
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.
Learn languages by singin, a website full of music clips and videos that invite you to sing along with the lyrics. 7 languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German) and many genres (from Pop and dance to children's music, country and opera... built in language games test your knowledge, for beginners as well as advanced.
LibriVox - public domain books podcasts
LibriVox is a project which objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet (generally podcasting). It has a database-driven catalog where every podcasting project can be found using the search page.
Once you have found and clicked the link for a book/recording you want to listen to, there are several things to note about the individual catalog pages. Each catalog page contains a description of the book, and helpful links about the book and author. You can also find a link to an online source for the text, if you wish to read along.
You'll find that you can download files in several places. You can download the individual chapters by choosing 128kbps MP3, 64kbps MP3 (smaller file size), or the Ogg Vorbis files. You can also find a link to a zip file of the whole book at the top. Another option is to find the recording with !BitTorrent, but not all recordings have been seeded.
The first step before you listen is to get the audio files onto your own computer. Once you have found an audiobook that interests you, there are many ways to download the files, and save them onto your computer. Each chapter is offered in three (3) formats: 64 Kbps MP3, 128 Kbps MP3, and Ogg Vorbis.
The audio files are hosted by the Internet Archive (see http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/internet-archive)
It is a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.
Librivox contains books in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and a few other languages.
Wikiversity is a learning community which aims to further the discovery and distribution of knowledge by helping people to learn and to share learning resources. Users can use Wikiversity to find information, ask questions, or learn more about a subject, to explore knowledge through advanced study and research and also to share their knowledge about a subject with others by building learning materials.
Wikiversity is available in 15 different languages, with a different number of learning resources for every language, varying from a few hundreds to over 20k.
The library of learning materials is growing and contains materials of all types, including a wide variety of multimedia course materials. They are designed, not just for self-study, but also as material which can be used in your classroom.
Everyone can create and revise teaching materials. Anyone can participate in the learning activities. Everyone can take a course. Everyone can teach a course. There are no entrance requirements and no fees. All content in Wikiversity is written collaboratively, using wiki software, and everyone is welcome to take part through using, adding and discussing content.
Pixabay - public domain images
Pixabay.com is a collaborative repository for quality public domain images. People can upload photographs or graphics to the website, and they will be screened to see if they are suitable for distribution. The images so uploaded will go under Creative Commons Deed CC0 into the public domain.
Although it is not possible to claim ownership of any image in its original state or license them granting exclusive rights as they are, it is possible to adapt and use the images also for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. For details about this, look the page of terms and conditions.
IrfanView - viewing and editing software
IrfanView is a fast, small, innovative freeware graphic viewer that can be also used for editing. It is intended as free only for private, non-commercial and/or educational use (schools, universities and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian organisations.
The software is currently supported and a list of recent changes can be seen on the website. A FAQ page quite rich of useful information is also provided on the website.
Some IrfanView features:
• Many supported file formats
• Multi language support
• Thumbnail/preview option
• Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
• Toolbar skins option
• Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
• Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
• Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
• Fast directory view (moving through directory)
• Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
• Multipage TIF editing
• File search
• Email option
• Multimedia player
• Print option
• Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
• Change color depth
• Scan (batch scan) support
• Add overlay text/image (watermark)
• IPTC editing
• Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
• Screen Capturing
• Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
• Lossless JPG rotation
• Unicode support
• Command line options
Language support can vary with the version. The current version supports the languages listed aside. English is anyway always supported.
Audiolingua – mp3 repository for language learning
Audiolingua is a collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice. Its aim is to train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill and to provide language teachers with authentic resources.
The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast.
Audiolingua contains recordings in 10 languages.
German: 699 Resources
English: 756 Resources
Arabic: 25 Resources
Chinese: 89 Resources
Spanish: 459 Resources
French: 485 Resources
Italian: 145 Resources
Occitan: 39 Resources
Portuguese: 78 Resources
Russian: 188 Resources
CLEMI: Ressources pour la classe, Enseigner avec l’audiovisuel : le kit pédagogique
Le CLEMI est chargé de l’éducation aux médias dans l’ensemble du système éducatif français depuis 1983. Il a pour mission d’apprendre aux élèves une pratique citoyenne des médias. Cet objectif s’appuie sur des partenariats dynamiques entre enseignants et professionnels de l’information. Tous les enseignants, quels que soient leur niveau et leur discipline peuvent avoir recours au CLEMI, tant au plan national que régional, pour se former, obtenir des conseils ou des ressources.
Pour développer des activités d’éducation aux médias dans les classes, le CLEMi vous propose de multiples outils : fiches pédagogiques, sitographie des médias, lexique, dossiers thématiques, modules vidéo, etc., et même la possibilité de rencontrer un(e) journaliste dans le cadre de l’opération Renvoyé Spécial.
RFI, TV5Monde, le ministère français des Affaires étrangères et européennes et le CLEMI ont conçu un kit pédagogique pour faciliter l’utilisation de documents et de médias audiovisuels en classe de français.
Composé d’une grille d’analyse, d’un guide pour la conception pédagogique, de 10 fiches outil, de 5 cartes mémo et d’un DVD, le kit pédagogique, conçu comme une véritable boîte à outils, apporte une série de conseils pratiques pour analyser les contenus médiatiques, créer des scénarios pédagogiques et mettre en place des activités de production audiovisuelle.
CLEMI is responsible for media education across the French educational system since 1983. Its mission is to teach citizen media practice to students. This objective is based on strong partnerships between teachers and information professionals. All teachers, both nationally and regionally, regardless of their level and discipline can CLEMI resources, for training, advice and resources.
To develop media literacy activities in the classroom, Clemi offers a multitude of teaching materials and tools, a media referatory, lexicon, thematic modules, video, etc., even the opportunity to meet a reporter under the activity "Special Reporter".
RFI, TV5 Monde, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and CLEMI have designed an educational kit to facilitate the use of documents and audiovisual media in French class. Composed of a grid of analysis, a guide for instructional design, 10 sheets, 5 tool cards, a memo and DVDs, the teaching kit was designed as a real toolbox providing a series of hints and practices to analyze media content, create lesson plans and implement audiovisual production activities.
Site des médias
Vidéos pour la classe