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Moving Image Techniques

The website introduces children and teachers to moving image techniques.
The aim of the website is to assist in the teaching and creation of simple animation films by 5 short stop motion videos and guidelines explaining 5 different techniques to create moving images. The website has been created for school children aged 9 - 13 years old, although it can also be useful for other age groups.
It offers primary school students background information and guidelines to get started in creating an animation film themselves. It has also been used in the classroom to create films within a specific unit and during art classes, and has also been extensively used in adult education seminars and workshops. Teachers use the site to familiarise themselves with the techniques prior to introducing the topic in their classroom, as well as to show it to their students. The website materials have also been used during lectures of student teachers, helping their understanding of the media as well as creation of their own films.

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Christina dePian, freelance artist and art educator in Athens, Greece

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Namathis

Namathis organizes more than 10,800 educational videos from the Internet, 2,000 in english, 8,000 in spanish and 800 in portuguese (and increasing). It aims to offer video lessons about different subjects to help High School and university students in their studies.
Namathis seek and organize Youtube.com videos in matters so that the student can reach different video explanations upon the same topic. Students can also comment and ask the community about it.
Students have just one place to access the videos of the subjects they are studying; they can watch more than one explanation, so they can understand thoroughly what they are learning. They can share comments and questions with teachers and students over a specific theme.
Students can access academic contents in a flexible way. They catch up when they miss a class and, above all, they can revise the material as many times as they think it is necessary to prepare an exam
Teachers can add videos about a subject they consider useful not needing to sign up for it. Also they can answer questions of the students, taking into account that thousands of students could be helped this way.
Educational video authors in Namathis are viewed more times because they are enlisted by subject-matter and topic. Besides, every video includes a link to the author's channel in Youtube, boosting up its visibility.

Table of contents: 

In English:
Computing
• Android
• Computer Science

Finance & Economy
• Finance

Geometry
• Angles
• Introduction to Euclidean geometry

Humanities
• Art History: - 400 C.E. Ancient Cultures
• History

Math
• Algebra: Absolute value
• Algebra: Exponents and Radicals
• Algebra: Graphing linear equations and inequalities
• Algebra: Introduction to Algebra
• Algebra: Logarithms
• Algebra: Ratios & proportions
• Algebra: Solving linear equations
• Algebra: Solving linear inequalities
• Algebra: Systems of equations and inequalities
• Geometry - Basic
• Probability
• Trigonometry

Science
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Cosmology and Astronomy
• Healthcare and Medicine
• Organic Chemistry
• Physics

In Spanish:
Ciencias
• Anatomía
• Biología
• Ecología
• Física
• Geografía
• Medicina
• Química
• Química orgánica

Ciencias Sociales
• Chino mandarín
• Filosofía
• Francés
• Historia
• Historia de Latinoamérica
• Historia del Arte
• Inglés
• Lengua
• Literatura
• Reglas gramaticales
• Sociología

Deportes
• Taekwondo

Economía y Finanzas
• Contabilidad
• Economía
• Finanzas

Informática
• Android
• Drupal
• E-learning Class
• eXeLearning
• Google Docs
• Graphmatica
• HTML
• HTML 5
• Diseño Gráfico
• MS Access 2010
• MS Excel 2010
• MS Word 2010
• Internet
• Java
• Moodle
• MS Access 2007
• MS Excel 2003
• MS Excel 2007
• MS PowerPoint 2007
• MS Word 2000
• MS Word 2003
• MS Word 2007
• PHP
• Programación Android
• Ubuntu
• Wikispaces
• Windows 7
• Xcode - Programar aplicaciones iOS (iPhone y iPad)

Matemática
• Algebra
• Algebra: Ecuaciones de primer grado
• Análisis Matemático
• Aritmética
• Cálculo
• Curiosidades Matemáticas
• Desarrollo de Matemáticas
• Ecuaciones Diferenciales
• Geometría
• Pre Algebra
• Probabilidad y estadística
• Trigonometría

Más...
• Ajedrez
• Homeopatía

In Portuguese:
Ciência
• Biologia
• Fisica
• Geografia
• Química

Matemática
• Álgebra
• Álgebra: Exemplos
• Aritmética
• Geometria
• Trigonometría

1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info

The French website 1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info contains hundreds of contents (articles, videos, activities, dossiers, games, interactive sheets) on many different topics, ranging from Art, Literature, History, Biology, Science, to media literacy, sport, actualities.
The contents are aimed at the use in primary education classrooms. Each content is composed by attractive images, clear and short texts and a list of related contents for further deepening.
The teacher section provides them with “The highlights of the week”, files to download for the use in the classroom and an overview of the news and activities of the week.

200 Free Kids Educational Resources

The resources listed in this article, appeared at the beginning of 2013 on the website of OpenCulture, are found in a variety of formats: video lessons, apps, books, websites, etc.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language learning to narrative, from Mathematics and Sciences to Art and Visual Culture, from Geography and History to Music and Philosophy.
Every resource appears in the list categorised by topic and/or format and with a few-words description giving an idea of its characteristics and peculiarities.

Knowmia - video lessons database

Knowmia is a video lessons database. It contains more than 8000 lessons on a wide range of subjects from all sort of sources and with teachers' help to make each lessons properly tagged and easily searchable. Teachers using the tools offered by Knowmia can create lessons for their own class but also contribute these lessons to the greater community. Some teachers use lessons from Knowmia in the classroom while others assign them to students as homework.
MyKnowmia is one of the tools of this database and it is described as the place where students and teachers can see and access their classes and assignment. For students, that's where they go to view and do assignments. For teachers, that's where they go to create, assign and monitor assignments. Most of the home assignment tools will be launched soon and are not available just yet. Home assignments can be personalised and it is possible to monitor students’ progresses.

Watch Know Learn - free educational videos

WatchKnowLearn lists free educational videos and provide descriptions and other information about them, as well as the possibility to comment and rate them. The collection presently contains over 35,000 videos divided in over 4,000 categories covering all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools. The videos are available without any registration or fee to teachers in the classroom, and to students and parents at home.
A search tool is also provided to help find the desired material browsing by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age-level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Virtual classrooms are also being created.
The site invites broad participation of teachers, instructors and educators in order to organize all high-quality educational videos currently available on the Internet in a new kind of wiki guided by teachers.

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WatchKnowLearn enumera videos educativos gratuitos y proporciona descripciones y otra información sobre ellos, así como la posibilidad de comentar y votarlos. La colección contiene actualmente más de 35.000 vídeos, divididos en más de 4.000 categorías que abarcan todos los temas principales de la educación primaria a la secundaria. Los videos están disponibles sin ningún tipo de inscripción o cuota a los maestros en el aula, y para los estudiantes y sus padres.
Se proporciona también una herramienta de búsqueda para ayudarle a encontrar el material deseado navegar por materia y nivel de edad. Vídeo títulos, descripciones, información de nivel de edad, y las votaciones están todos editados en base a su utilidad. Aulas virtuales también están siendo creadas.
El sitio invita a una amplia participación de los docentes, instructores y educadores con el fin de organizar todos los vídeos educativos de alta calidad disponibles en el Internet en un nuevo tipo de wiki guiado por los profesores.

Table of contents: 

Macrocategory (N. video)
• Language Arts (6160)
• Mathematics (6474)
• Science (9298)
• History (6911)
• Social Studies (2560)
• Computers and Technology (1420)
• The Arts (2605)
• Foreign Languages (1222)
• Life Skills (763)
• Vocational, Career Development, Business (592)
• Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics (924)
• Physical and Health Education (1169)
• Hobbies and Crafts (758)
• Holidays and Special Days (460)
• For Teachers and Parents (2905)
• WatchKnowLearn (69)
• Educational Links and Resources (9)
• Unsorted Videos (0)

Getty Museum Website

The J. Paul Getty Museum is an art museum in California that contains a collection of "Western art from the Middle Ages to the present" as well as art from ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. The Museum provides its visitors with access to the most innovative research in the visual arts both in its Getty Center and Getty Villa sites and on the Internet.
The website of the museum offers several services useful to teachers and students. Here follow some of them:
• The education section (http://www.getty.edu/education/) offers a range of high-quality educational programs, games and resources for a variety of audiences from adults and college students, to K-12 teachers and their students, families with kids, teens, community groups, and museum educators.
• The art section (http://www.getty.edu/art/) contains videos and description cards for a number of works of art hosted at the Getty Museum and a list of selected resources about Art and Architecture (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/article_databases/art_architecture.html) and Biographical Information (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/article_databases/biographical.html)
• The research section (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/) contains a list of useful search tools to find the writings contained in the Museum’s collection.
• The publications section (http://www.getty.edu/publications/digital.html) provides access to the publications that are available via Internet.
• A guide (http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/building_lessons/guide.html) for building effective visual arts lessons

Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a free drawing program for children (3 to 12) that combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. It is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity.
The program runs on multiple platforms. It’s simple interface presents a number of useful drawing tools and at the same time relieve the user of the need to think about the technical details.
Sound and visual helps are available: fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used and a cartoon mascot appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information.
Parts of Tux Paint have currently been translated into almost 100 languages.
Stamps, starters and brushes are stored using popular open formats (PNG, SVG, Ogg Vorbis, etc.) allowing parents and teachers to create their own content for use at home or in the classroom - even using completely free tools.
The 'Tux Paint Config.' program allows parents, teachers, and school technicians to alter Tux Paint's behaviour using a simple, easy-to-use graphical interface.

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Operating System Requirement Windows: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Mac OS X: Requires Mac OS X, version 10.3.9 or later Linux: (No special OS requirements) Disk Space Requirement Note: Disk space requirements are for the base installation. Obviously, as you create and save images using Tux Paint, more disk space will be used. Tux Paint Windows: Approx. 16MB Mac OS X: Approx. 16MB Linux: Approx. 16MB Tux Paint Stamps (Full installation) Windows: Add Approx. 70MB Mac OS X: Add Approx. 70MB Linux: Add Approx. 70MB Minimum Recommended CPU Windows: 200MHz Pentium Mac OS X: 233MHz G3 Linux: 200MHz Pentium, 233MHz G3, etc. Peripheral Requirements Monitor: 640x480 or higher; 800x600 recommended Video Card: Capable of 640x480, 16bpp (thousands of colors) or better; 1024x768 or better, 24bpp recommended Mouse: One button mouse or better; scrollwheel supported, but not required; (any device that acts as a mouse is supported, e.g.: touchscreen, drawing tablet, tablet PC, trackball, lightpen, etc.) Memory (RAM) Requirements At default resolution (800x600) Windows: Approx. 40MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 16MB free Linux: Approx. 33MB free At smallest resolution (640x480) Windows: Approx. 28MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 32MB free Linux: Approx. 24MB free At very-large resolution (1600x1200) Windows: Approx. 150MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 55MB free Linux: Approx. 140MB free

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Bill Kendrick (Lead Developer) et al.

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Smarthistory.org - art history by Khan Academy

Smarthistory.org is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook, which is now part of the Khan Academy. It has been created in 2005 by the art historians Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, who used their personal voice along with the multimedia they had already created for their blog and courses, to create a "web-book" that could be used in conjunction with art history survey courses. The website is a repository of audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized stylistically and chronologically and with the addiction of text and still images.

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Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Google Art Project

Through the Google Art Project users can visit famous museums from around the world like the Palace of Versailles, the National Gallery or the Uffizi Gallery, view hundreds of artworks and create and share their own collection of masterpieces.

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