CLICK: Technologies for education of Youngsters
O. E. R.
O. E. R.
The World Wide Web is an incredible repertoire of information in many subjects and for many targets. Nevertheless, most of the times the problem is finding the perfect page where the theme and the approach is exactly what teachers and educators need for teaching their pupils. What if we could make that search for you? That is exactly the point!
When searching for innovation, we normally fall into the idea that the "potion" needs again to be invented. That is not entirely true. Most of the solutions were already found and somehow developed by other institutions.
This section seeks to inform, encourage and support educational agents in the use of different teaching/learning practices and tools (accessible, open source, validated and widely spread solutions), such as the ones presented below, which could fit your goals and facilitate a lot the teaching process.
All listed "Open Educational Resources" are here considered exclusively as external resources (technological and online "open resource tools") and the project Click: Technologies for Education of Youngsters is not supported, sponsored, affiliated or endorsed by any of the resources referred.
WEB TV LOESCHER
All subjects educational videos with exercises and lesson plans, subtitles and transcriptions. Loescher Editore has designed an educational WebTV which broadcasts in streaming different kinds of videos that can be used at school or at home. It is intended to be used by students to practice and revise one or several subjects taking advantages of the video lessons with exercises, and to be used by teachers to download and employ the lesson plans related to the videos into the classroom. Interviews, movies and WebTV programs help teacher to make learning enjoyable to the students.
Offering educational material on Youtube or Apple’s iTunes U, is the latest trend in the so called Open Courseware (OCW) movement, pioneered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which offer online access to educational materials for 1,800+ classes — virtually its entire curriculum — free and open to all. Today, more than 150 universities from the whole world participate in the OCW movement, offering more than 5,000 courses for free.
Umaigra (UI) is a web-project of e-learning that comes from the multi-year experience in the development of educational software for school and proposes a new online system to create, publish, and perform the exercises and practice tests in the form of interactive games. UI can be easily integrated into the main teaching process as a supplementary educational tool - effective and fun, which can be used both in class and at home, in individual or group mode. UI offers a wide flexibility in creating and using games in various languages and subject areas for different age of students. It has an easy and intuitive interface. Allows sharing of games with community of teachers and students.
Create and share cartoons online. ToonyTool.com is a free online cartoon maker and comic creator tool: Create and share your own cartoons, comics and memes online for free. Choose a background or upload your own background. Add your own or our characters en choose from our text clouds. You can also add Meme texts or props. Download, print or email the resulting cartoon or save it online and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. Xerte is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors.
MY STORY BOOK
A platform for the creation, sharing and publication of digital story books. A community of storytellers! Take a writing lesson: Follow along and learn how to craft your book step by step; Build your storybook: Add characters, pictures, drawings, and writing; Keep your stories: Buy a high quality, printable eBook or share your just story online for free.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED conferences, or one of its many satellite events around the world. TED talks are limited to a maximum length of 18 minutes but may be on any topic.
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos, to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week.
INFANCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA
Online didactical resource to help kids explore ICT in a responsible way. "Infancia y Tecnologia" (Childhood & Technology) is an online didactic resource focused in youngsters (6-11 yo) but as well in their families and educational agents, aiming safer use of Internet, Mobile phones and Video Games. All contents presented in Spanish.
Sharing educational resources for the classroom. Facilit@mos project is a virtual place where the educational community and agents can share, identify, assess and analyse, complements, classify and evaluate educational resources for its use in classroom context, proposing at the same time a model for its use. Based on Aragon (Spain) curriculum.
Etherpad it’s an open source project that allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Write articles, press releases, to-do lists, etc. together with your friends, fellow students or colleagues, all working on the same document at the same time. All instances provide access to all data through a well-documented API and supports import/export to many major data exchange formats. And if the built-in feature set isn't enough for you, there's tons of plugins that allow you to customize your instance to suit your needs. You don't need to set up a server and install Etherpad in order to use it. Just pick one of publicly available instances that friendly people from everywhere around the world have set up.
Educatube is a website open to all to publish educational and didactic videos or videos with content that can work in the classroom. Is directed to teachers, parents and pupils of primary, secondary and high school. It currently has 1900 videos in 51 categories and has more than 1000 visitors per day! Educational and didactical video Library initialy based in Spanish Educational curriculum.
"We like to talk about technology, learning, education, training, improvement, networks, communities, transformation and people: future."
Educalab is a meeting place for education. Its objective is to support teachers and broadly the entire educational Spanish system for knowledge and closeness, for data analysis and research, experimentation and innovation.
Canva provides teachers and students with a simple new way to design. Its drag and drop functionality enables them to create presentations, posters, one-page documents, and social media posts. Students can create designs to be shared with the entire class. They can provide view-only access or give classmates or their teacher an opportunity to collaborate on the same design. Canva makes design simple for everyone. Choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Inspire creativity through intuitive graphic design
CUIDA TU IMAGEN (Take care of your image)
It is an online educational resource on issues relating to management of the image and privacy on the Internet and cell phones, oriented to youngsters and adolescents. The aim is to raise awareness and educate children between 11 and 15 years old on aspects related to privacy and safe use of Internet in a funny way, using an online educational resource.
It is promoted by a set of institutions and organizations of different countries of Latin America.
Rogō is an e-assessment system led by the University of Nottingham. It has support for formative quizzes, summative exams, surveys and serveral other paper types. Authentic assessments can be created using any combination of 15 question types together with graphics, audio files and video. Rogō aims to provide an online assessment system with a focus on consistent quality, scalability, usability and security.
Gibbon consists of a set of core planing and management modules which provide functionality that is commonly required in schools of different kinds. Each of these modules can easily be turned on or off for different user roles within the system. This core functionality can be extended through the use of additional modules. Gibbon aims to meet the needs of teachers, reducing workload and helping students learn. Gibbon is free, open source software: its flexible design gives schools complete control and freedom.
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. It's also: The perfect tool to show and share your media! Building tools to empower the world through decentralization! Built for extensibility. Multiple media types, including video support! Part of the GNU project and devoted to user freedom. Powered by a community of people like you.
Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. In many ways Linux is similar to other operating systems you may have used before, such as Windows, OS X, or iOS. Like other operating systems, Linux has a graphical interface, and types of software you are accustomed to using on other operating systems, such as word processing applications, have Linux equivalents. If you can use a computer or other electronic device, you can use Linux. But Linux also is different from other operating systems. First, and perhaps most importantly, Linux is open source software. The code used to create Linux is free and available to the public to view, edit, and - for users with the appropriate skills - to contribute to.
Calligra Suite is a set of applications written to help you to accomplish your work. Open source project with multiple applications such as: Calligra Office (Calligra includes efficient and capable office components: Words for text processing; Sheets for computations; Stage for presentations; Plan for project planning; Flow for flowcharts; Kexi for database creation) and Calligra Art (Calligra offers cutting edge applications for artists to work on 2D drawings and illustrations: Krita for painting and raster drawing; Karbon for vector graphics)
Opencast was designed to be a flexible and customizable video capture and distribution option for modern institutions. Opencast is built by a growing community of developers in collaboration with leading universities and organizations worldwide. Free and open source solution for automated video capture and distribution at scale. Includes a suite of tools to support integration from video capture for the deployment of lessons.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Learn English for free with 969 video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers. Classes cover English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, IELTS, TOEFL, and more. Join millions of ESL students worldwide who are improving their English every day with engVid.
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Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations. Everything gets organized in one place and is accessible to teachers from any device. Student work can be shared with classmates, parents, or published to a class blog. Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child's learning.
Jing is a computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web. Capture what you see on your computer screen with Jing. Select any window or region that you would like to record, and Jing will capture everything that happens in that area. Send your screenshots and videos all over the web.
GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION
A suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration. A solution built for students and teachers. A suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration. It doesn't matter how big your school or your budget is. Google for Education provides easy tools to engage students anytime, anywhere, on any device.
With this intuitive interface and your content, you can enhance your PDF and EPUB documents into interactive eBooks enriched with useful engaging tools, running on all devices and platforms. Give your text a dynamic touch: jot down notes, add video/audio clips, and discuss ideas with your readers from within your own content. Use Active Textbook to learn, teach, or simply share your documents online
PERFECT ENGLISH GRAMMAR
Web site for students who want to improve their knowledge on English. In the webpage you can: Learn about verb tenses; Practise reported speech; Do some grammar exercises; Try a book about 'A' and 'The'; Work on your conditionals; Study stative verbs; Get some advice on how to learn English; ... or look at the menu to choose the grammar point you are interested in.
Open edX is the open-source platform that powers edX courses and is freely available. With Open edX, educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere. EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
With more than 90 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. Our students come from every country in the world! Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you! Enroll today and learn something new.
Make educational videos to teach and learn new subjects, create attractive online lessons and tutorials and let students explore their creative side with this online content creation software.
Make videos or presentations using library objects and free templates. Add your own images, sounds and video clips. Easily edit, view, name, describe, copy, delete and restore the videos you created with Moovly. Share your videos with team members, publish them to YouTube & Facebook or download them for offline use.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION
Google Apps for Education is filled with animated apps that shed light on otherwise out of reach concepts and difficult problems that sometimes even the best educator can’t perfect into a lesson readable by all students. GeoGebra and Desmos have sketchpads and graphing calculators and that’s just the beginning.
Learn anything, anywhere with the Coursera. You’ll have access to courses on business, computer science, data science, the humanities, and more, much more, all developed by top universities from around the world. Earn certificates for courses and projects created in collaboration with top employers, to teach the skills you need to succeed. Coursera lets you: Explore hundreds of courses and Specializations on engaging and career-relevant topics ; Learn in dozens of languages, including Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Russian; Connect with other learners around the world in course discussions and peer-grading exercises; Earn official certificates to share your success with friends, colleagues, and potential employers.
On mobile devices, you can:
- Search and browse our catalog to find the perfect course or Specialization
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Whether you want to advance your career or pursue a passion, Coursera provides open online education for everyone.
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