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"To be is to participate"  

 

This section contains a number of projects and resources that have been collected to enrich your learning experience. Simply click on the pictures or links to gain more information about the subjects of your interest.

 

Vermeer

 

Open Culture

Your guide to FREE educational media.

Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies & more.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive

Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

 

NSDL         The National Science Digital Library: 

NSDL is a comprehensive, online source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The NSDL mission is "to both deepen and extend science literacy through access to materials and methods that reveal the nature of the physical universe and the intellectual means by which we discover and understand it." NSDL seeks to be a digital library of "exemplary resource collections and services," organized in support of science education at all levels. The partnership of NSDL-funded projects is described as "emerging as a center of innovation in digital libraries as applied to education, and a community center for groups focused on digital-library-enabled science education."

 

Dylexia

 

Dyslexia the gift 

Serves many different purposes for many different people: People with learning differences come here for support and understanding; Parents come looking for resources to help their children with academic difficulties; Teachers and counselors discover new tools to assist their students; and Students and researchers come for information and leads to other resources.

 

Alison

Free Online Training Courses | ALISON

Get free online courses from the world’s leading publishers. This collection of courses includes over 100 free courses in Computers, IT Literacy, Languages, Health and Safety and Liberal Arts and Sciences. All these courses are available for free, and are interactive; they contain audio, video, Adobe Flash, online quizzes, assessments and SCORM compliant content. After successfully completing these courses, you will be able to download your Certificate of Completion.

 

Dictionaries & Glossaries

ILC Glossary of Internet Terms 

Wouldn't it be nice to know what everybody was talking about when they're throwing words around like HTTP, FTP, URL, Archie, hyperlink, Bps, Faq or Posting. This site gives you a brief but very clear description of a lot of terms commonly encountered on the Internet.

 

e-Learning Content

Biology

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Virtual Frog Dissection Kit

This site contains an interactive program that allows you to dissect a frog an includes the capability to make on-the-fly movies. The Dissection Kit is available in a number of languages.

Biology
Online Biology Book 

This Online Biology book is ideally suited for secondary education students. 

 

Geography

 

TerraQuest This site gives you the chance to make Virtual Expeditions on the World Wide Web. Relive the excitement of TerraQuest's first cool site, Virtual Antarctica, as a team of polar explorers goes in pursuit of the perfect penguin, with digital photography and satellite uplinks or join a shipload of wired adventurers on their sail through this living laboratory of evolution. With dispatches from the field and a gallery of digital images and QTVR panoramas, Virtual Galápagos showcases the award-winning TerraQuest experience!

 

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences: 

 

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences is supported in part by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the California State University System.

 

Literacy

 

Literacy Exchange: World Resources on Literacy: The International E-Learning for Literacy Project combines two elements: 1. An Internet platform "Literacy Exchange: World Resources on Literacy"; and 2. An e-learning course called "Literacy and Basic Adult Learning Course" about development and implementation of programmes and projects for non-formal adult literacy and basic education. "The UNESCO Institute for Education's Library and Documentation Centre has built one of the most comprehensive collections of literacy materials and publications. Its catalogues are accessible online. Many of the Literacy Exchange materials are scanned samples of the original documents. Literacy Exchange makes them available for the first time in electronic format."

 

Maths

 

The Math Forum
Our goal is to build an online community of teachers, students, researchers, parents, educators, and citizens at all levels who have an interest in math and math education.

 

FractalsMost math you study in school is old knowledge. For example, the geometry you study about circles, squares, and triangles was organized around 300 B.C. by a man named Euclid. Fractal geometry, however, is much newer. Visit this site to find out about Fractals.

 

MathDEN Aims to improve students' computational skills and challenges students to learn more mathematics in a non-threatening environment.

 

Science

 

Science Links - free online resources for K-12 science teachers : This is a free online set of resources for teachers of science, K-12. Included are lessons, tools, benchmarks and links categorized by topic and grade level. The website is provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the professional society that publishes Science magazine. While the emphasis may be for U.S. schools, there are materials here of potential value for teachers in many nations.

 

Space Exploration

 

The International Space Station (ISS) Education Kit is aimed at teachers of secondary school pupils aged 12-15. ESA has developed the kit using input from teachers. Five chapters use various aspects of ISS to present inter-disciplinary exercises common to European curricula. The text describes what the ISS is, how it is being built, what it is like to live and work on board, and what future voyages will be like.

 

The European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools

 

Sharing NASA

 

The Sharing Nasa-site allows students to share in the excitement of NASA’s authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle and International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft and aronautics/airplane research. It is also possible to meet scientists, engineers, technicians and other diverse NASA professionals.

 

Learning about space and agriculture Today's children may be whiz kids on computers but many know little about the origins of the food they eat and the clothes they wear. Now, thanks to the Tellus mission, children can use their computer skills to learn about agriculture. To help schoolteachers use the site a Tellus information pack is available. All the material is available in each of the 11 languages of the EU’s Member States. For more information and/or to obtain the information pack check the Tellus mission website.

 

Free Learning Courses & Books

 

Introduction to Using the Internet"  (Course Materials: free download): The workshop "Introduction to Using the Internet" was designed by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications. The network made all materials of the workshop available for free download. The 5 day hands-on workshop modules include such subjects as: introduction to the Internet; browsers; search engines and searching the Web; information gateways; resources for teaching, learning and research; evaluating and quality of Internet information; web page design, usability and evaluation; free and low cost software; copyright; costing the use of the Internet; Internet training for library users and developing a training plan. Workshop materials are available in English, Russian and Portuguese.

 

LearnTheNet This FREE online course learns you the basics of the Internet. This is a really good site teaching you all the ins and outs of the Internet.

 

Learnwell Online Leanwell Online contains a number of FREE online courses for fun. Continuing education and college credit courses for K-12 and college students, parents, RNs, CPAs, MFCCs, and LCSWs .

 

Guidelines

 

The School Page Online Help for Educators and Administrators - Need help finding or developing lesson plans? Interested in a science newspaper for your classes? Need assistance evaluating your science curriculum ? Are you updating your science program? Looking for some interesting web sites for you or your students to explore? Answers to these and many more questions can be found on The School Page Web site. A site that lives up to its billing as “a place where we meet your needs and no concern is ignored.”

 

Guidelines for Educational Use of Networks This site presents a rich variety of guidelines of how to use networks in powerful ways for education. Examples of the articles you can find on this page are: "Keys to Successful Projects" and "On-line learning, On-line communities"

 

Mineral Information InstituteThis site is specially designed for Teachers and gives them the opportunity to download lessons, activities, guides, student pages, backgrounders, and more for FREE. All Grades- All Subjects!

 

International Cooperation

 

The Development Education Program (DEP)


Designs tools and resources to help teachers and students, principally at the secondary school level, study -- and think critically about -- the often complex social, economic, and environmental issues of sustainable development affecting their countries, their regions, and the world.

 

Distance Learning Administration The Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered FREE each quarter over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs.

 

Projects

 

Virtual Library The Virtual Library for the Brazilian Student is a project of the School of the Future from the University of Säo Paulo, in partnership with the AT&T Foundation. On this site is a vast storehouse of literary works, textbooks in Portugese language, images and sounds related to education in primary, secondary an technical schools, FREE accessible.

 

Virtual University The Virtual University is a non-profit, worldwide learning community. They are dedicated to a "helping hand" mission an

d the belief that knowledge is the bridge to global peace and freedom in the 21st century.

The Utah Academy of Multimedia Partnership is a unique collaboration between business and education to bring quality multimedia learning resources to Utah schools. Partnership members include Allen Communication, the Utah Education Network - UtahLINK, and the Utah State Office of Education. A number of high schools and Applied Technology Centers have joined the partnership and now teach multimedia using the Academy of Multimedia program.

 

Other Interesting resources

 

DeweyWeb An experiment in using the World Wide Web for not only providing information, but also facilitating communication between students from all over the world

 

PedagoNet The PedagoNet service is similar to a newspaper's classified section. The focus of classified information is to facilitate the exchange of educational resource material. The classified database contains resources posted by educators and resources wanted by other educators. It is organized by subject matter.

 

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from over 5000 schools in more than 70 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet
 

 



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