virtual classes

eduFire

This is an open platform for teaching and learning online. It contains live classes, videos, forums, quizzes and other resources on topics including language learning, business classes, tech, test prep, and more.
NB.: some resources are free, for accessing others you may need to pay a fee.

System requirements: 
You just need an Internet connection (broadband recommended) and a web browser. If you don't have flash installed then you'll want to install Flash.

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Jon Bischke

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2008

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TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst is a free website for teachers that contains reviews of external resources as well as own original resources. All the resources are reviewed by teaching professionals with relevant experience. Reviews point out any safety or policy concerns for the tool and offer links to management tips for each concern. The own units and lessons have been developed for actual classrooms, in consultation with practicing professionals or by the teachers themselves.
TeachersFirst is written and edited entirely by experienced, professional educators.
Becoming a member gives access to many additional functions.
Some features:
- weekly update via email
- TeachersFirst Edge: reviews tools on the Edge, with specific ideas for using them safely and effectively in teaching and learning.
- TeachersFirst Exclusives include ready-to-go, projectable classroom activities, lesson and unit plans, special topic collections and professional pages.
- TeachersFirst’s Classroom Resources area includes over 12,000 educator-reviewed web resources ready to be used with students in the classroom.

Table of contents: 

• Classroom Resources
o Classroom Planning Calendar
o Keyword Search
o CurriConnects
o Browse by Subject
o Instructional Units
o Lesson Plans
o Ready to Go
o Special Topics
o XW1W
• TeachersFirst Exclusives
o Instructional Units
o Lesson Plans
o Ready to Go
o TF Professional Exclusives
o Weeklies
• Professional Resources
o Blog Basics for the Classroom
o Differentiating
o Must Knows
o Newbies/Substitutes
o OK2Ask®
o Outside Sources
o Reading for All
o Rubrics to the Rescue
o Tech How & Why
o TF Professional Exclusives
o Timesavers
o Wiki Walk-Through
o Working with Parents
• What's Hot
o Editor's Blog
o Featured Sites
o Featured Sites Archive
o TeachersFirst Edge
o TF Update
o TF Update Archives
o What's Popular
• About Us
o Contributors
o Educator Advisory Board
o How TeachersFirst Stays Free
o Membership Info
o Sign Up (Free)
o Site Map
o The Source for Learning
o Tips for Using TeachersFirst
o Visitor's Agreement
o What's New in TeachersFirst 3.0?

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The Source for Learning

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1998

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PerúEduca

PerúEduca is the national educational portal of Peru. It is a learning environment providing educational resources and tools for educational use. It is structured as an interactive communication channel aimed at aiding both students and teachers in the teaching and learning processes by quickly responding to demands and needs of its users and by simplifying communication and interaction processes.
PerúEduca contains virtual courses for teachers which that are part of the ecosystem of virtual education provided by the Department of Educational Technology of Peru. The aim of these courses is to integrate and promote skills, knowledge and attitudes related to professional development. The portal also contains other types of material for teachers: articles, official texts, communities of practice.
With regard to the students, the portal offers resources as videos, games, e-labs, images databases, books, animations, audios, simulations, etc., as well as services as the calendar, careers guidance, etc.
Access to all the content on the website is free (although registration is needed). It is covered with a Creative Commons Licence.

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Ministerio de Educación 2012 del Perú | Dirección General de Tecnologías Educativas

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O2 Learn

O2 Learn is a free, moderated video-sharing site for teachers to share their best lessons with secondary school students. The video library contains at present almost 1500 videos on various subjects (see table of content) and the number is constantly increasing as new videos are uploaded every week.
O2 Learn can give every 13-18 year old access to a huge choice of curriculum focused (UK) mini-lessons which can help them with revision or to catch up on some subjects that they can't remember or might have missed.
Students can rate the lessons: best lessons are awarded every week and every year as chosen by the student rating and an expert judging panel. To date, O2 Learn has awarded over £300,000 directly to teachers and schools in the UK. Find out more on our awards page.
In order to make the site safe and accurate, videos are moderated for appropriateness and the accuracy of the content through a network of 'learning champions'.
Teachers sharing content keep all rights in their content, can use it in any way, and can allow others to use it. By sharing the content on O2 Learn, they also give their unrestricted permission to use that content, free of charge, for the operation and promotion of the service.
The service is provided as a BETA service.

Table of contents: 

Academic Subjects:
Art
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Citizenship/PHSE
Design and Technology
Drama
English Language
English Literature
French
Geography
German
History
ICT
Internet Safety
Italian
Languages (other)
Maths
Media Studies
Music
Other Subjects
PE
Physics
Politics/Economics
Random Stuff
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Spanish

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Think Big

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Twittclasses Francophones

This website (only available in French) reviews virtual classes given on Twitter. After Laurence Juin and Eric Delacroix's successful experiences in June 2010, Twitter classes have been continuously spreading in France. Twittclasses Francophones gathers 170 Twitter classes, shows their conversational threads, includes several other video and slide resources about Twitter and virtual classes.

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