The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a vast non-profit digital library, founded in 1996 to build an Internet library. Its aim is to offer permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Now the portal’s collection includes a huge number of texts, audio, moving images, live music, software as well as archived web pages, and provides specialised services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other people with disabilities.
Currently the Archive contains
- Over 1.1 million videos
- Over 1.5 million audio recordings
- Over 4.4 million texts
- Over 114000 live music concerts
KidsTube - free educative video resources for your students
KidsTube is a free educative video resource for educators featuring thousands of approved and filtered videos, images and blogs: all of them are kids safe and/or specifically meant just for kids.
The website also allows to upload one’s own videos and create groups or join others’ groups and engage in educative discussions in such an awesome community of people.
It is possible to browse and watch videos without being registered. The registration is needed, though, to upload and share videos. The user-friendly interface makes the website simple to use.
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.
SnagLearning - educational video
SnagLearning features high-quality documentary films presenting them for free to an international online audience as educational tools to ignite meaningful discussion within the learning community. The library currently contains over 2,000 documentaries that are appropriate for students from middle school and up covering nearly every classroom subject.
Many of these videos are produced by well-known educational sources, including PBS and National Geographic.
Teachers can submit and share their own lesson plans, quizzes and homework ideas with fellow educators. On each film page there is a section containing learning questions related to the video and a commenting area that functions as public forum to share and discuss.
Joannis-Sajnovics and the transit of Venus
Joannis-Sajnovics is a Facebook page managed by Ágota Lang, a physics high school teacher in Sopron (Hungary), and her students. It is set up as Joannis-Sajnovics' diary so we can relive his travels in the 18th century from Hungary to Finland to observe the Transit of Venus - when Venus passes in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. Posts are published as if by Joannis-Sajnovics himself, just like a travel journal.
Ágota and her students are also making an online game, the Hell Game, which will be available soon.
More information on the Transit of Venus, which will occur again in June 2012 and will be the last visible to people of our time, can be found on the Vimeo channel "Our last Transit of Venus": http://vimeo.com/channels/ourlasttransitofvenus. Videos on this channel include a teaser for a documentary film, presentations by leading scientists and outreach people from Europe and the US, as well as videos made by the students from the Széchenyi István Gimnázium (Sopron, Hungary, project co-funded by the European Planetology Network).
Khan Academy on YouTube - Español
A repository of videos in Spanish language made by Khan Academy. In their YouTube channel, lots of videos on different school subjects are available for teachers. Some topics are: Probabilidad, Biologia, Khan Academy, Estándares California Álgebra, Estándares California Geometría, Algebra ejemplos desarrollados, Desarrollo de Matemáticas, Trigonometría, Geometría, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Física, Aritmética, Química.
Utubersidad is a Spanish project which collect on the website the links to more than 10.000 educational videos published on YouTube, divided into several school and university subjects (see the table of Contents below).
They also have recordings of lectures, documentaries and conferences.
the website is also available in English.
Banco de imágenes y sonidos de INTEF
The Banco de imágenes y sonidos by INTEF is a website that belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports where you will find a repository of images, sounds and videos to use in the lessons.
At the same time is a place to share recourses between the teachers community.
All the resources are Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
Educatube is a website where everyone can publish educational videos that can be used in class, mainly aimed to teachers, parents and students from Primary, Secondary and VET education in Spain.
Videos are divided in the following main subjects: Languages, Science, Social Science, Education, Art.
Portal Educativo Banco de España /BCE
In the video resources section are many videos about the Euro and explanation related the Euro system and the monetary policy. Also there is a link to videos in 22 languages about similar topics.
This series of videos offers insight into the work of the European Central Bank. Explore our videos and find out more about the Eurosystem, the monetary policy of the ECB, its history and tasks as well as other aspects of central banking in the euro area.
The videos are available in 22 languages.