More detail can be found about Creatve Commons licenses on their website.
Friday, November 20, 2009
More detail can be found about Creatve Commons licenses on their website.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
These resources do not constitute a recognised OU qualitifcation. Never-the-less, there are a range of subject areas covered at different levels of difficulty and these are worth looking at if you want free learning resources or to see examples of online courses.
Monday, October 12, 2009
They describe the resources as "small, flexible 'bite-sized' episodes of learning". Designed to be fun, the activities can be attempted over and over again and cover many different topic areas (including core skills, mainstream school subjects and vocational areas). These are definitely worth looking at if you want online activities for your students to increase their knowledge and to check their understanding.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Hairdressing Training website offers a range of downloadable resources to support the teaching of hairdressing. These include "photographic step by step guides combined with lessons and handy tips and techniques". The site also provides a discussion area and student self-tests.
If you teach this subject the site could be a really useful resource.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Delicious website enables users to save links to useful websites which can be accessed over the internet form anywhere at a later time. This social bookmarking tool enables users to share their bookmarked list with others and to view those created by others.Given its nature as a social bookmarking site, it is worth checking that you can access this through institutional firewalls if you wish to access it at work.
Monday, August 31, 2009
360Cities has panoramas from around the world. On the site you can select a country and view a map and selection of thumbnail images each leading to panoramas and a written description of the city.
The site also enables users to create their own virtual tour or embed existing tours in non-commercial websites.
The example below is from the 360 website…
Amedee Coral Reef New Caledonia in New Caledonia
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Learning Zone is a good place to start. This page can give you access to:
Class Clips which are short video clips which may be useful in the classroom to make a point or start discussions. The are suitable clips for all levels (primary, secondary and college).
Schools Television - providing a schedule of programmes coming up and a link to Bitesize Revision resources and teacher's notes.
Language and Travel - providing a schedule of programmes coming up and links to some useful language websites.
Monday, July 6, 2009
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
There has been an increase in personalisation of websites and one of these additions is personal avatars.
The Doppelme website enables users to create their own avatar which can be added to their website, forum or blog.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
There is a wealth of wiki software available and I do not propose to say which is the best merely to an example and highlight some uses for these.
One popular and easy to use site which provides wikis is Wetpaint.com which is free to use. Although advertisements are placed on wetpaint wikis, these can be removed from education sites. Wetpaint has links to some sample wikis for education which can provide examples of how these can be used. I particularly liked the Knowledge Media which has some interesting links.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The Image Enriched Learning in Tourism Project provides a vast database of images relating to tourism, links to alternative images sites and also provides guidance in the use of imagery in lectures.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The lessons can be completed at your own convenience and include activities, reading, quizzes and assignments. HP also provide a Discussion Board for participants to communicate with each other for the duration of the course. The courses offered change over time so even if you do not want to do one on offer at the moment it is worth looking back later for new courses.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
FreePoverty's stated aims are "to:
- Provide clean drinking water to those in need
- Make users realize that they can make a difference
- Let users learn something about geography that they may have not known before"
Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
The site provides interactive scenarios covering a range of health and safety issues at work. Each of these also provides links to advertisements, testimonials and additional useful information.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
It allows users to mix video, audio, text, presentations, photos, and web pages and then to add voice recording and annotation. These views are presented in a similar way to a slideshow presentation except that viewers can interact with any of the pages by clicking on links, and playing and pausing videos.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Although this is quite intricate to do, with a little practice it is possible to produce a reasonable effort.It does highlight the problems with filming - selecting camera angles and some of the other things a producer needs to take into consideration.
Have a look at one I made earlier...
Monday, March 9, 2009
However if you just want a small part of the screen to be copied, you can use Snippy. Snippy is a small programme which youc an save to your computer. By clicking on the snippy icon in the toolbar you start the programme which enables you to draw with your mouse around the section of the screen you want to copy. This is copied to the clipboard and can be pasted into a document.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The website creators, Dmitry Dimov and Brian Mulloysay say "Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.... Swivel's mission is to make data useful so people share insights, make great decisions and improve lives".
This site provides access to a vast array of data sets on a wide range of topics which can be explored graphically. Data comes from both official and non-official sources. People can add their own data and make it public (for free) or keep it private (at a cost).
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Today, a fun site but I'm sure it can be used creatively to amuse and make useful points. Hetemeel.com provides 'dynamic images'. Pictures that you can add customised text or captions to You can save the pictures and then use them (like the one on this post).
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I have tried searching for appropriate videos for some of my teaching on many search engines but this really did find more than other search engines. If you are looking for a video and are not finding it easily, try Blinkx. You can search by category or use your own search terms.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This site will allow users to store and organise photographs into folders and then to share individual photos or photo collections. You can add captions to photos and tag them to loactions on a map. Photographs can be shared by emailing a link, copying html code which the site can generate and embedding it in a website or blog or by using the site generated URL. All this and more for free.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This site offers a free basic service but you can upgrade for additional features.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This may be of use or interest for students (or even those of us who are not students!)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
It has been created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, and aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
There is a very wide choice of course subjects covering:
* Aeronautics and Astronautics
* Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
* Biological Engineering
* Brain and Cognitive Sciences
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Comparative Media Studies
* Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
* Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
* Engineering Systems Division
* Experimental Study Group
* Foreign Languages and Literatures
* Health Sciences and Technology
* Linguistics and Philosophy
* Materials Science and Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Media Arts and Sciences
* Music and Theater Arts
* Nuclear Science and Engineering
* Political Science
* Science, Technology, and Society
* Sloan School of Management
* Special Programs
* Urban Studies and Planning
* Women's and Gender Studies
* Writing and Humanistic Studies
Definitely worth looking if your subject area is within this list.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Friday, February 13, 2009
In addition to educational games, the nobelprize.org/ website has information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, with biographies, lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips and press releases.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is an example by Techlady: the baby has a message for you...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Netvibes is one such site - a free and impressive site that will allow you to create your own startup page with links to anything you want on the internet. This site can be customised to suit your preferences and offers the opportunity to share some modules too.
An alternative, but equally impressive, startup page is provided by Pageflakes. This site also offers similar personalisation and soical features.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Their website (currently in Beta version) provides a wide range of lectures given by some of the top scholars in USA. You can select what you watch by University, Instructor or Subject.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This site provides 30,000 directory listings of British history related venues, organisations and experts in the UK. Regular editorial features, historic recipes, DIY history, competitions, a timeline of British history from 10,000 BC, news updates, a selection of helpful weblinks and a free monthly newsletter.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
It offers sections on:
* What is a Dissertation?
* Getting Started
* Help with Finding Literature and Research
* Formulating the Research Question
* Finding Appropriate Methodologies
* Responsibility in the research process
* Research Ethics
* Supervision of the Dissertation
* Writing the Dissertation
* Developing your Academic Style of Writing
Monday, February 2, 2009
Whether teaching staff, business people or students need access to information, this is a good place to look.
Friday, January 30, 2009
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The site is owned by a photography enthusiast Darren Rowse who describes it as "a learning environment where I think out loud about what I know and where in our Forum we share what we’re learning by showing our photos and ask and answer each other questions."
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Originally set up as a blog intended to collate movies made by geographers, its popularity has seen it developed into this website.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
If you are interested in history, literature, movies, biographies, law, archaeology, audio stories, or just have a few minutes to pass it is worth having a look!
I you want to view more than the first few chapters on any subject you need to register but this is easy and free. You can also sign up your educational institution and receive a password that can be used by a group of students for free.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
For people who are not in a position to purchase Microsoft Office, there is a free version of office software called Open Office which offers similar functionality.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The sight offers clear instructions about how to upload and share photographs and videos and has a range of privacy (or otherwise) options to facilitate sharing and organising of photographs.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The site offers links to setions covering psychology texts, references, psychiatric disorders, a journal, online tests, psychology forums, research information and fun and games.
Friday, January 16, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Get a Voki now!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Dictionary.com website is a very useful tool for those wishing to check the meanings of words or search foar alternative vocabulary. However is has much more to offer than this including
a translation tool and multilingual dictionary
language and grammar guides and podcasts
and much more.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The National Geographic website has something to offer all age groups.
Of particular note are the geography quizes which are updated daily and record scores to enable competition.
There are also daily news updates, photographs and videos and many articles and quizes covering a wide range of topics including animals, science, health, astronomy, geography, history, environment, people, culture and much more.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Reflecting on the start of a new year and as the old year passes into history, the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, seemed like a topical website to explore in my first post of the year.
This website explores the history of art based on chronology, geography or themes. In addition to a useful history of art, this site provides more general historical timeline which can supplement other non-art-based teaching resources.