domingo, 6 de enero de 2019

YouTube Channel for VR and AR Education by @steve_bambury

Steve Bambury, currently the Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai school group, shares this amazing YouTube Channel for VR and AR Education and Training content with one of the largest collection of 360º videos on YouTube, curated into subject-specific playlists.


Visit also VirtualiTech, his non-profit website dedicated to AR and VR in Education on:

sábado, 5 de enero de 2019

BBC Sound Effects

More than 15,000 sound effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under these terms:

The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes.

martes, 25 de diciembre de 2018

Christmas Time


When the Puritans banned Christmas

In 1659 the Puritan government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony banned Christmas. This religious minority considered that such celebration was unnecessary and that it distracted from religious discipline as the daily celebrations often led to drunkenness, promiscuity, gambling and other forms of excess. They also felt that celebrating Christmas would be idolatry due to this holiday's pagan origins.

domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2018

Pixabay (@pixabay)

Since Pixabay was launched in November 2010 a growing community (over 100,000 peopel from allover the world) has turned this project into the greatest, high-quality source for free images and videos. 

With a total of 1.5 million free images, most of them photos (1.2 million) and several hundred thousands of illustrations, vector graphics and clip arts, Pixabay is the largest collection of free quality images.

You can search public domain images by using keywords or by browsing through the libraries. You can download them in different sizes.

Pixabay is one of the best choices to find free quality images for classroom projects avoiding copyright violations.

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sábado, 22 de diciembre de 2018

A Christmas Carol: A Reading by Monica Dickens

Lilu's House. Language Skills through Experiments

For children, everyday life is full of questions. Inspired by this, an international teacher team from seven countries developed specific ideas and practical advice on how to promote the basic scientific knowledge of primary school children while simultaneously training their skills in reading, writing and speaking. Available in English and German. (Source Science on Stage)

Brochure in English.

Additional materials:

Other free of charge teaching materials developed by European STEM teachers and offered by Science on Stage:

sábado, 15 de diciembre de 2018

DeepGrammar

DeepGrammar is a grammar checker that integrates deep symbolic processing and deep learning (artificial neural networks). It uses deep learning to learn a model of language, and it then uses this model to check text for errors in three steps:

- Compute the likelihood that someone would have intended to write the text.
- Attempt to generate text that is close to the written text but is more likely.
- If such text is found, show it to the user as a possible correction.

The following page demonstrates a prototype of DeepGrammar.

Grammar Gamble

Grammar Gamble is an English grammar test that helps you learn English faster.

Simply log in, answer 10 questions and build the highest score you can. At each question you can bet some of your 'money' on the answer. If you choose right, you win the money. If you choose wrong, you lose it.

Grammar Gamble is aimed at Intermediate English learners, although all learners will enjoy it. (Source Grammar Gamble).

domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2018

ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a nonprofit that provides K-12 teachers with the largest, highest-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles in the country, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, formative assessments, teacher guidance, and more. 

Everything ReadWorks does is based on proven cognitive science research, not unproven academic theory. 
(Source ReadWorks)

sábado, 8 de diciembre de 2018

MIT Blossoms @MIT_BLOSSOMS

This video library contains over 100 math and science lessons, all freely available for teachers. 

You can browse and download lessons to use in your classroom. Every lesson includes video segments, a teacher's guide, downloadable hand-outs and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic.

Find it all on:

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On YouTube:

On Facebook:

domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2018

Understanding Science

The Understanding Science site was produced by the UC Museum of Paleontology of the University of California at Berkeley, in collaboration with a diverse group of scientists and teachers, and was funded by the National Science Foundation.

The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works. 

Its immediate goals are to (1) improve teacher understanding of the nature of the scientific enterprise, (2) provide resources and strategies that encourage and enable K-16 teachers to reinforce the nature of science throughout their science teaching, and (3) provide a clear and informative reference for students and the general public that accurately portrays the scientific endeavor. 
(Source: https://undsci.berkeley.edu/about.php).

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KinderArt.com @KinderArt

Created in 1997, KinderArt makes teaching art easier for teachers, parents and artists with art lesson plans art curriculum and tips for all ages. 

It offers thousands of ideas and activities which can be viewed by category or by grade (Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School).

Visit:

Blog:



domingo, 25 de noviembre de 2018

Profesores visitantes en Estados Unidos, Canadá y Reino Unido

Recientemente se ha abierto esta posibilidad de solicitar una plaza para trabajar como profesor visitante en Estados Unidos, Canadá y Reino Unido. Son un total de 590 plazas, principalmente en Estados Unidos, para las modalides de enseñanza infantil, primaria y secundaria.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes está abierto desde el 22 de noviembre hasta el 10 de diciembre.

Podéis consultar la convocatoria y condiciones en:

What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?

Universal design for learning is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Recognizing that the way individuals learn can be unique, the UDL framework, first defined by David H. Rose, Ed.D. of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Center for Applied Special Technology in the 1990s, calls for creating curriculum from the outset that provides:

- Multiple means of representation to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
- Multiple means of expression to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and
- Multiple means of engagement to tap into learners' interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn.

Visit.
http://www.cast.org/our-work/research-development#.W_sCdThKiM8

sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2018

American English Dialect Course

Open Learning Inititative (OLI) from Carnegie Mellon University. A course (currently under development) for the pronunciation of the sounds of a Standard of American English Dialect. It supplies the necessary reinforcement of dialectical structure, audio, production technique and phonetic representation for each sound.

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The Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Created by Keith Enevoldsen, a software engineer at Boeing, this interactive Periodic Table of Elements shows the name, symbol, and atomic number of each element. It also illustrates the way in which we daily use, or come into contact with each element.

A very interesting resource for chemistry teachers and students.

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domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2018

Paper Airplane Designs... also in your English class

Making paper airplanes is one of the funniest activities for children. This website contains many useful graphics if you or your students wnt to know how to meke paper airplanes, an activity where learning can take place.

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Basic English Speaking

English learning resource with up to 75 lessons of various common topics that can help students survive in any English speaking country.

Lessons are designed in daily life conversation form and delivered with both texts and audio. A video with subtitles for each lesson is also added to help train pronunciation and speaking.

A very useful website to learn English.

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domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2018

Seterra.com Learn #geography the easy way

Seterra includes fun quizzes that help learn the name of countries, capital cities, rivers, lakes and other geological features.

A funny resource to learn geography through play.

Visit Seterra on

The Seterra app is available in 15 languages (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish), and offers all the most popular quizzes from the online version.

On GooglePlay (Ad-supported version)

On iTunes

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