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Tune into English

A website full of music clips, videos and songs that can be sung along by everyone, ideal for learning English.
"Songs help make the learning of new words and structures more natural and long lasting. By singing along, students are naturally acquiring correct pronunciation. Many of the songs on this site highlight and exploit different Grammar points, as well as Vocabulary. Students’ awareness of rhyming words is also heightened in many of the activities. The activities on this site can be adapted to any level, and are real. They are very easy to find – if the teacher doesn’t have a copy of the students’ favourite songs, the students will almost certainly have one."
The site contains lots of helpful tools like phonetic charts, games and explanations.

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Home
Teacher's area
- Worksheets
- Newsletter
- Teacher Training
- Team up in English
- Phonetic Chart
- Links
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- Speak up
- Games/activities
- Explanations
- Charts/Trivia
- Media/News
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- Secondary/Adults
- Primary
- Comments
- Tune into Ireland
- Bob Dylan
- Tune into Italy
Karaoke
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- Theory
- Media/Articles
- External links to articles
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Lyrics Training

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.

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Photodentro

Photodentro is the Greek Digital Learning Object Repository (LOR) for primary and secondary education. It has been designed and is being developed by CTI Diophantus in the framework of "Digital School" in order to become the central access point to digital educational content and is open to all, students, teachers, parents, as well as anybody else interested.

Learning objects are small, self-contained, re-usable units of learning. David Wiley gave one of the most famous definitions: "Any entity, digital or non-digital, that may be used for learning, education or training".

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The Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs - Greece

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Photodentro/Educational Video

Photodentro/Educational Video is the Greek Educational Video Repository for primary and secondary education. It has been designed and developed by CTI Diophantus in the framework of "Digital School" in order to host collections of curriculum related short-length videos that can be used in the learning process. It is open to all, students, teachers, parents, as well as anybody else interested. The Photodentro/Educational Video Repository is one of the Educational Content Repositories of the Photodentro group.
The first collection of the Photodentro/Educational Video Repository consists of the 700 short length videos of the Hellenic Educational Radiotelevision of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. These videos have been selected and segmented from their original Educational Radiotelevision films and have been annotated in the context of the EU-funded project EduTubePlus - A European curriculum related video library and hybrid e-services for the pedagogical exploitation of video in class (www.edutubeplus.info). The Photodentro/Educational Video Repository will be linked to the National Greek Aggregator of Educational Content Photodentro.

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The Open Video Project

The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Because researchers attempting to solve similar problems will have access to the same video content, the repository is also intended to be used as a test collection that will enable systems to be compared, similar to the way the TREC conferences are used for text retrieval.

This repository is hosted as one of the first channels of the Internet 2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure Initiative, a project that supports distributed repository hosting for research and education in the Internet 2 community.
The Open Video Project began in 1998 with the development of a basic framework and the digitization of the initial content, about 195 video segments. Additional video was also contributed by the CMU Informedia Project, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Prelinger Archives. This first stage of this project also included entering metadata for each segment into a database, and creating this Web site to enable researchers to access the available video.
In the next stage of the project, the project continues to add video segments to the repository, expanding both the available formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and QuickTime) and genre characterics (student television, anthropological footage, technology demonstrations) of the video. As part of its work at UNC's Interaction Design Lab, it is also doing research on creating innovative interfaces to the video repository that enable users to more easily search, browse, preview, and evaluate the video in the collection.

Copyright Issues
The Open Video repository provides video clips from a variety of sources, especially various video programs obtained from U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. Although the government agency videos were produced with public funds and are freely available from the Archives, no copyright clearance has been obtained for audio or video elements in these productions. The project encourages researchers to use the data under fair use for research purposes. Those wishing to use these video clips in any commercial enterprise must bear the burden of obtaining copyright clearances.

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• Documentary [494]
• Educational [1263]
• Ephemeral [2079]
• Historical [187]
• Lecture [33]
• Other [6]
• Public Service [17]
Duration
•Less than 1 minute [264]
•1 to 2 minutes [440]
•2 to 5 minutes [746]
•5 to 10 minutes [701]
•More than 10 minutes [1627]
Color
• In color [2105]
• In black & white [1974]
Sound
• With sound [3681]
• Silent [398]
Collections
• University of Maryland HCIL Open House Video Reports
• The Informedia Project at Carnegie Mellon University
• Internet Moving Images Archive
• 2001 TREC Video Retrieval Test Collection
• CHI Video Retrospective
• Digital Himalaya Project
• NASA K-16 Science Education Programs
• William R. Ferris Collection
• Miscellaneous
• Salton Lecture
• National Archives
• Edison Video
• The HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science
• Johns Hopkins U
• CSCW Video
• SIGGRAPH Video
• UIST Video
• UBICOMP Video
• Densho Video
• LABRI-ANR ICOS-HD
Special Collection Spotlight
CSCW Video
This collection contains 37 videos.
other special collections...

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The Open Video Project is sponsored by and developed at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The project is supervised by Dr. Gary Marchionini and Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth and currently developed primarily by Dr. Gary Geisler and Yaxiao Song. People who used to be actively involved in the developing team include Rich Gruss, Meng Yang, Xiangming Mu, Anthony Hughes, Thomas Tolleson, and Curtis Webster. The initial framework for the repository was developed by Laura Slaughter as part of the Baltimore Learning Community Project at the University of Maryland and she collected and digitized much of the first stage of video content. Please contact the project if you have suggestions, questions, video to contribute, or would like more information about the project.

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MIT Blossoms

BLOSSOMS video lessons are enriching students' learning experiences in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to Beirut to Bangalore. Its Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and Internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes.
The BLOSSOMS Video Library contains lessons to use in your classroom. Every lesson is a complete resource that includes video segments, a teacher’s guide, downloadable hand-outs and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic. MIT carefully crafts each BLOSSOMS lesson to make your classroom come alive. Each 50-minute lesson builds on math and science fundamentals by relating abstract concepts to the real world. The lessons intersperse video instruction with planned exercises that engage students in problem solving and critical thinking, helping students build the kind of gut knowledge that comes from hands-on experience. By guiding students through activities from beginning to end, BLOSSOMS lessons give students a sense of accomplishment and excitement.
While MIT faculty members and partnering educators in Jordan and Pakistan created the first BLOSSOMS lessons, today educators from around the world create and submit BLOSSOMS modules. MIT Blossoms welcomes contributors to join their international online community to learn more about their videos and to engage with educators worldwide who are looking for ways to enrich their students' classroom experiences and share their ideas.

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MIT Video

The MIT Video website aggregates and curates video produced by the Institute's offices, laboratories, centres and administration. This includes feature and editorial videos, event recordings, academic content and more. Each day, the editorial team at MIT Video selects one or more videos to "spotlight" based on the videos' content, production value and timeliness.

MIT Video currently contains more than 12,000 videos. Here are some of the most recently added and featured.

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MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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

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.

Wonder How To

On this web portal users can find more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialised creators. They are organized in 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories. The how-to videos are specially categorised into four main categories: Lifestyle, Science and Tech, Arts, and Gaming.
The access to the contents does not require any subscription or login. Nevertheless, by making an account (signing up is free) users are able to "follow" various subcategories of DIY topics they may want to learn more about.
There is an evaluation system in place, based on user-generated feedback: users can give "kudos" to videos that they find helpful.

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• Arts
- Arts & Crafts
- Beauty & Style
- Dance
- Fine Art
- Music & Instruments
• Science & Tech
- Autos, Motorcycles & Planes
- Computers & Programming
- Disaster Preparation
- Education
- Electronics
- Film & Theater
- Software
- Weapons
• Lifestyle
- Alcohol
- Business & Money
- Dating & Relationships
- Diet & Health
- Family
- Fitness
- Food
- Home & Garden
- Hosting & Entertaining
- Language
- Motivation & Self Help
- Outdoor Recreation
- Pets & Animals
- Pranks & Cons
- Spirituality
- Sports
- Travel
• Gaming
- Gambling
- Games
- Hobbies & Toys
- Magic & Parlor Tricks
- Video Games

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Bryan Crow, Mike Goedecke, Stephen Chao, Justin Meyers

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2008

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