TED-Ed : Lessons worth sharing
Apr28

TED-Ed : Lessons worth sharing

TED-Ed is the latest initiative by the people behind the popular TED talks. TED-Ed’s videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world’s greatest educators. They have paired educators with talented animators to produce a library of educational videos. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can...

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GCSE Science Videos from MyGCSEScience
Apr15

GCSE Science Videos from MyGCSEScience

MyGCSE Science contains over 50 different Khan-academy-style videos covering different aspects of GCSE level science. The website is designed specifically for the AQA Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses but you will find many of the videos will be suitable for any KS4 science course. The site is free, but they do plan to offer additional resources for a small fee. They are lecture-style and so...

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Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources
Mar08

Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources

Virtual Nerd is a selection of dynamic videos and award-winning content that helps boost students’ mathematics skills. The resource aims to help pupils to master algebra and geometry by bringing content to life through images and sound, while making it relevant to 21st Century learning. To celebrate World Maths Day (7 March), the Virtual Nerd interactive whiteboard mathematics lessons are now available free to teachers via Promethean...

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The O2 Learn Awards 2012
Feb23

The O2 Learn Awards 2012

If you haven’t been to the O2 Learn site for while, you might not know that their awards are back and they are awarding £2,000 every week!  They are continuing to help everyone connect to great teaching by creating Britain’s Biggest Classroom via teacher-created content. This year, they are thanking every UK teacher who uploads a video lesson to O2 Learn with a free mobile broadband pack. They’re also introducing a weekly...

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Explania – instructional animations
Feb03

Explania – instructional animations

Explania is a website which contains loads of animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos. The site covers a wide range of topics from “What is Twitter?” to “The Human Heart” as well as software guides for MS Office and more. For example How to apply conditinal formatting in Excel 2007 It even tries to explain the offside rule in football: What is offside in football? – Explania...

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Espresso Education : Video in the Classroom
Jan31

Espresso Education : Video in the Classroom

A short video by Espresso Education about the power of video in the classroom. Take a look! I deliver freelance training for Espresso and think it’s a fantastic resource to have in the classroom. Access some free Espresso resources here....

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YouTube for Schools Launches
Dec13

YouTube for Schools Launches

Following on from Septembers launch of YouTube for Teachers, comes the launch today of YouTube for Schools. YouTube for Schools “lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 400,000 educational videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views. Schools can also...

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FileLab – online video and audio editing
Nov29

FileLab – online video and audio editing

FileLab is an online Video and Audio editor. It’s a free, alternative to software such as Windows MovieMaker or Audacity. OK, both of those are already free, but especially in the case of MovieMaker any alternative is welcome. FileLab provides a very user-friendly editor. I had a play with the video editor and found it quite simple to add some clips, add text over the top and create a transition. There are quite a few video...

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BBC Nature Video Collections
Nov26

BBC Nature Video Collections

The BBC Nature Video Collection is a large library of video clips from the excellent BBC Natural History archive, many narrated by the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. The video clips include some from the amazing Frozen Planet, the latest exploration into the remote and isolated polar environments. Some of the scenes are totally jaw-dropping. For example the Brinicle; icy finger of death 🙂 Other other collections include...

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Science Videos from Twig
Oct19

Science Videos from Twig

Twig is a website that provides over 500 3-minute films for Science at KS3 and GCSE level. It’s a subscription service, so schools will have to pay annually for access to the resource. You can access a selection of free movies here. Take a look and see what you think. The Twig service is accessed via the web, rather than via a Cachebox like some of its competing services like Clipbank. Also it is only geared to science, rather than a...

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How Science Works : Clip Bank Resources from BP
Sep30

How Science Works : Clip Bank Resources from BP

How Science Works – Clip Bank is a new free interactive Science/Chemistry resource from the BP Educational Service. It provides students aged 11-16 with some very useful examples of real-life science in action. The topics covered in this resource include: Hydrocarbons from crude oil; Properties of hydrocarbons; Polymerisation; Combustion of fuels; Energetic reactions. Short multimedia clips show students the real-life application of...

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YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers
Sep21

YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers

Teachers who love YouTube will be interested to know that today YouTube have launched a channel specifically aimed at teachers : http://www.youtube.com/teachers. It contains guides on how to use YouTube in the classroom, as well as curated video playlists that will be suitable for teachers to use. For teachers who have yet to really use YouTube it’s a great place to start. Experienced users may still learn something new. You can...

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