ZoomSci: Science and Engineering Projects for Kids
News and technology for Kids.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
Every new technology is an opportunity for learning
About the Lab
Kids.gov: video and resources for education
Kids.gov is organized into three audiences: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Educators. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History. Within each subject, the websites are grouped as either government sites (Federal, state, military) or other resources (commercial, non-profit, educational). The sites listed under the other resources category are maintained by other public and private organizations. When users click on these links, they are leaving Kids.gov and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside websites.
EducatorLabs is comprised of school librarians and media specialists who volunteer as curators and conservators of the scholastic web.
A small team of retired educators and librarians who volunteer to fill resource requests (see: http://educatorlabs.org/request-a-resource/ ) that come from educators every day on a variety of topics. Each time a resource toolkit to be used in the classroom is put together.
Free SFX: sound effects
Free SFX website offers a wide collection of professional sound effects and music, contributed by companies and individuals around the world and made available to audio enthusiasts and production companies alike. Everyone who has contributed to the site has agreed to the freeSFX.co.uk license agreement and philosophy: these sounds are available for anyone to use in their productions.
The SFX team welcomes new members to the community that can upload their own quality sound effects or music (As long as you are the copyright owner of the sounds you wish to upload or have the copyright owners full permission to distribute them).
Unsplash: Free high resolution photos
Unsplash is a website with a rich and vast collection of free (no copyright) hi-resolution photos, that you can copy, modify, distribute and use, even for commercial purposes.
Photos may also be submitted by users and eventually published for free use and download.
For more information, visit the website and this link http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Overstream: free online subtitle editor
Overstream is a free online editor for creating and synchronizing subtitles to any online video (YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, Veoh, Blip.tv, Archive.org and Vimeo.com), store subtitles on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video to other users, friends or colleagues.
Overstream supports all languages, however, in order to work, the language must be installed on the viewer's computer.
For more information, visit the FAQ section of the webste http://www.overstream.net/help.php
Azahar Portal: Improving communication of people with autism
Azahar is a set of applications available for free download, for communication, leisure and planning via tablet, computer or smartphone, to help to improve the quality of life and autonomy of people with autism and/or intellectual disability.
The applications contain pictograms, images and sounds which can be adapted to each user. New icons, photos of the person and his/her family voices, etc. can also be used, in order to ensure the maximum level of personalization for each application.
In this way, Azahar the applications can be adjusted to the users preferences and needs, according to the level of complexity he/she can handle.
In addition to the applications, the platform Azahar includes a configuration interface, which enables tutors (carers, family, teachers, etc.) to personalise Azahar to ensure the user can gain maximum benefit from each application.
Azahar it is based on the TEACCH programme philosophy for offering a clear visual structure. One of the applications, the SENTENCES CONTRUCTION takes its inspiration from the PECS system.
Azahar is compatible with the Windows, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android systems.
ScienceDump is a source for popular science videos and pictures. Its intention is to bring fun, art and passion into Science. It is difficult to assess how many videos or other multimedia are available on the site but it must be a few hundred, all from different sources like National Geographic or TED Ed. By registering you will receive emails with regular updates on new and popular videos. You can also suggest new videos yourself. The site does not give a lot of information (or rather almost none) but the videos are what they promise: fun and interesting and learnful.
The site contains documentaries, infographics, science bits that are funny or arty, and much more.
Videos are available in the follwoing categories:
Bizarre - Oddities
Computer - Internet
Robotics - Engineering
You can follow ScienceDump on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, suggest content or join discussions on the site.
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Bizarre - Oddities
Computer - Internet
Robotics - Engineering
Report on Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages
The study “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report” is the first public output of the LangOER network, an ambitious project with highly motivated partners adressing the role of OER in less used European languages which run the risk of being linguistically and culturally marginalized in a fast developing digital world.
The LangOER network, consisting of nine European partners, is a three-year project (January 2014 - December 2016) co-funded by the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2 action).
The Report and the annex to the study are both available for download
INgeBEELD - Media wisdom and literacy platform
INgeBEELD’s aim is to educate children, youth and adults in media wisdom or media literacy, and it is divided into 4 different educational pathways with a specific target audience: 1) 3-8 year old children – an offline box, 2) 6-14 years youngsters – an offline box, 3) 12-18 years – online website and 4) an online platform for teachers in training and in practice, which is also open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the field of media literacy and media wisdom: media users, educators and parents, teachers, academics, artists, etc.
Educational users of the platform can be inspired by these projects.
The platform aims to ensure that people in the class will learn to:
Active (Do it yourself)