The Mechanical Universe
A series of 52 30-minute videos covering the basic topics of a university physics course, viewable for free. Uses a lot of very nice animations and snippets of old film.
SWGfL resources on Digital Literacy and Citizenship
This SWGfL website provides free materials designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. A simple registration is required in order to access different lesson plans which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.
SCIENCE EXPLAINED IN ONE MINUTE!
Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s (URV) Unit of Scientific Communication made a series of 12 educational videos to answer common questions, which can be very easily integrated in science lessons.
What is interesting about those one minute-long videos, is how they manage to answer diverse questions in the field of science in a simple, understandable way with the help of illustrations and animations. Those videos are an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in knowing more about science topics such as the function of pharmaceutical to the biological components of lichens and biodiesel.
Doc Academy is BRITDOC’s schools programme, providing free, easy-to-use resources for secondary school teachers. It includes 100s of short clips from critically-acclaimed films and provides: -
- Curriculum-linked lesson plans for (UK Level) KS 3, 4 & 5
- an inspiring social-action Activity Toolkit: all made by and tested with teachers
Doc Academy supports teachers to meet key literacy targets whilst engaging pupils in thinking about the world, about society and their place in it.
a collection of free ("do whatever you want") high-resolution photos. Post your own photos or use and reuse photos posted by others in high quality. You must agree to the Unsplash License: "All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash."
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Using Creative Technologies in Elementary Math
The Using Creative Technologies in Elementary Math guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to help you find new ideas and approaches that will work for your elementary students. Math is about numbers, but it can also be drawn, manipulated, interpreted, measured, and constructed.
In the Using Creative Technologies in Elementary Math guide you can find:
- A creative approach to building number sense and problem-solving
- Connecting math to art
- Creating visual representations of mathematic concepts
The guide includes lesson plans where:
- students practice counting through the creation of a holiday counting book.
- students compose images from shapes, describe their composition, and create their own version of the book, The Shape of Things.
- students explore length, width, perimeter, and surface area, convert measurements, and work with 2-D representations of 3-D objects.
- students create original artwork and manipulate images to demonstrate understanding of line symmetry.
- students improve multiplication skills by skip counting and creating multiplication word problems.
- The strategies and lessons in this guide will help you engage students in mathematical thinking through creative technology tools.
Making in Math
Exploring Line Symmetry
Now That's a Problem
The 13 Days of Halloween
The Shape of Things
Dream Room Design
Additional ideas from real student projects
After loading any video from YouTube it divides your screen in 2 parts on the left side you can watch the video whereas on the right you can create notes easily. The platform integrates with your Google drive. The notes that you make can be synced on Google drive so that you wont lose your notes. The platform allows you to share your notes and collaborate on your notes just as you do with Google docs.
Vibby is a free tool for anyone who wants to share video content in a more effective and efficient way. It makes it extremely easy to highlight and share specific parts of videos in seconds with no video editing experience needed.
This tool that allows educators to integrate video into their lessons. Users can create segmented videos called Vibs from existing YouTube videos according to the requirement. They simply have to drag the URL’s of YouTube videos and paste them to Vibby Editor to cut short the desired segment. It can be used to highlight, discuss, and share the best parts of any video.
Registration is needed.
MoocNote is a free tool to add comments, questions and links to videos. In order to do so users simply have to paste a link of YouTube video into the MoocNote editor. The video gets imported to the tool and once it is on the MoocNote, you can easily start adding your comments, questions and links. The link feature is great in order to provide students with additional resourceful information for learning about the topics that are in the videos. This tool also allows you to organise playlists of videos in order that you wish to see or according to topics that you identify. You can also create class group on this site but to add your students, they all will need to register on this platform.
Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.
Krita has several features that are unique or a first among free software painting applications: support for colorspaces other than RGB, like CMYK, support for HDR painting, painting assistants, a perspective grid. The Krita developers are keen to support the artistic community that has grown around Krita.