Wild Web Woods - Online Game
Wild Web Woods is a online game commissioned by the Council of Europe and designed to help children learn basic Internet safety rules. The game also promotes such key concepts and values underlying the work of the Council of Europe as democracy, respect for others and children’s rights. The game, mainly for children between 7 and 10, is available in more than 20 languages and is supported by a teacher’s guide to assist educators in helping children to use the Internet safely and responsibly. The Guide is structured in eight lessons which provide educators with explanations, tips and practical exercises for children on topics such as managing online identity, learning about children’s rights, how much time they should spend online, privacy and security.
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology.
Promethean Planet is a large teacher online community of unparalleled peer and technical support as well as a warehouse of premium and free resources - including interactive lessons, games, educator forums, and training courses. Resources are organized by subject (Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Vocational Skills...) and age range. There are also a lot of tips and best practice.
Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.
You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.
In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.
Discovery Education streaming
"Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards."
In the subsection for Science for instance, students can browse and work actively with several interactive games / videos and experiments: On its web page http://discoveryeducation.com/products/science/middle.cfm you can try out one item of the following interactive sources:
- Interactive Videos (with hotspots which give more information when you hover over items)
- Integrated Science Simulations
- Virtual Labs (interactive games about acids & bases for instance)
- Explorations (for instance mixing colors with light in an interactive experiment)
- Science Sleuths, where students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more. Each episode features important life, earth, and physical science concepts
Planet SciCast Film School
Planet SciCast (UK) is an online repository that shares videos, sent in by children and adults, related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). Video submitters can access guidelines and a handbook about shooting a video, write-ups of the activities, experiments and demonstrations.
"These pages will help you plan your film, giving you advice about equipment, how to organise your team, and what sorts of things seem to work most reliably. You’ll find most of what’s here in our lovely Handbook, which you can download."
With eduMedia, teachers have access to a wide collection of educational simulations which cover all the main scientific subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Sciences for levels ranging from primary school pupils to university undergraduates. The teaching expertise that has gone into developing the content allows us to provide highly visual and interactive classroom material to illustrate aspects of the course which would be difficult to present using traditional media.
The eduMedia site www.edumedia-sciences.com is constantly being updated and offers to date almost 380 downloadable interactive simulations available to any teacher whose school is an eduMedia subscriber.
Daisy and Drago
Daisy and Drago is an animation by 6-year old Turkish pupils under the guidance of two teachers from the Terakki Foundation Schools in Istanbul, Turkey, English teacher Miss. Özge Karaoğlu and animation teacher Mrs. Havva Kangal Erdoğan. Daisy and Drago aims to entertain young learners while they learn a foreign language (in this case English) and help them to build permanent learning in English. The pupils made drawings in their animation class, coloured them and by putting them behind each other, an animation was created. The pupils also dubbed the animation for a Turkish and an English version.
In a repetitive and funny story young children can learn to use the English phrases “I can – I can’t – Can you?” as the young girl Daisy invites her friend Drago to several of her favourite sports activities, but he can’t do them as he is a dragon and she is a human, but there is one thing that Drago can do...
By integrating Art and English lessons, pupils had the opportunity to learn and combine artistry and language skills during the production of this animation film and their audiovisual aids are now an important part of the resulting animation. They learned how to record their voices and sounds for the animation, but also to create and maintain teamwork and present their artwork to an audience.
This film has been used in English lessons as a teaching resource in English language teaching. The resulting animation is also part of lessons as Özge and Havva explain: “We have used this film in our kindergarten classes when we teach sports . Before we present the topic we show some snapshots of the video where they do different sports and we ask the kids to name them. We ask students about their favorite sports then we ask them which sports they can do. They look at the snapshots and decide what Daisy can do and what Drago can’t. After they watch the film, students role-play the story and discuss what Daisy and Drago can or can’t do. They also watch the film without the sound and then try to remember what the characters say in different scenes. Another related activity is preparing posters for the film and making puppets of the characters.” Follow-up stories were later created such as 'Daisy and Drago and the Magic Wand', ...
Daisy and Drago won the MEDEA Award for Creativity and Innovation 2009. You can watch a MEDEA Showcase about the project here: http://www.medea-awards.com/daisy-and-drago, and be sure to watch the "making of video" of Daisy and Drago’s narration: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1352486947893285486#
eduMedia Share is a place for teachers to host and share visual and interactive resources. At eduMedia Share you can:
* Upload your media (images, animations, videos)
* Discover and download interesting resources
* Tag, comment and have fun
Resources for teachers. For all teachers! No language or subject limitation. You can add your own resources, tag, comment or even download your collegue ones to use in class. And of course, all of this is free! Search eduMedia Share and discover your collegue?s work! This site is yours!
Which filetypes may I upload?
The most common internet ones:
* Photos, drawings : jpg, gif, png
* Animations, simulations : swf, animated gif
* Videos : avi, mpg, mov, wmv
EduTube Educational Videos
With a slogan as "EduTube Educational Videos - find the best videos on the web in one place" EduTube focuses on educational videos, which are linked from other video repository sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, … so this web site is actually a collection of linked and embedded educational videos. Uploading to this site isn't possible, which is a difference with sites such as YouTube.
DG Enterprise and Industry Video Portal
This webcast portal shows videos from European-related Enterprise and Industry, SMEs, climate change, innovation, growth, ... In the forms of documentaries, presentational clips, web casts of forums, conferences, meetings, ...