Multimedia materials for educational use
List of multimedia material/platform analised by Italian PartnerPuzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool to create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. It is viewable on the Internet explorer version 4.0 and higher
It is a useful site: after registration, you can create various types of games (quizzes, tile games, multiple choice) in a very simple way. It can cover any subject matter. On the site there are many examples of games already created, related to various topics and materials, which can be used to play. It is for free.
It is a tool that allows to find and store digital materials about a specific topic. You can also add your own materials and share them with the class. It is very helpful to find information about every topic on the Internet and you can share them easily.
teacher can make English vocabulary worksheets with pictures and words and use them to work in class or as homework review exercises for the students. There are options for 12, 16, or up to 20 vocabulary words per page and there are a lot of topics( adjectives, verbs, clothes, music, body parts etc) Teacher can print the pages and give them out to students, or let them build their own picture dictionary. The limit of this tool is that one can only choose among given words.
Scratch is a programming language to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. It is thought for learners aged 8-16.
ARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform to create and play mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience, a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space. One big disadvantage of this platform is that it is only available on Apple store.
Prezi is a cloud-based tool to make presentation from your desktop, iPad, or iPhone. It is more dinamic and eye-catching than a traditional power point. You must register to use it.
It is a simple tool to create animated videos and presentation
List of multimedia material/platform analised by Polish PartnerFree Natural Reader
It can convert any written text such as Microsoft Word, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails into spoken words. It can help people with dyslexia, reading challenges or visual impairment.
Wordle is an application for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You can print them out, or save them to your own desktop to use as you wish.
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes.
Publishing platform for digital magazines, interactive publications and online catalogs. Convert documents to beautiful publications and share them worldwide.
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List of multimedia material/platform analised by Portuguese PartnerHour of code / code.org
The Hour of Code let students learn more about how technology works and how to create software applications by playing games where they have to programme the actions of a character in order to achieve a goal.
Plataforma com o objetivo com que a programação esteja presente em todas as escolas e seja acessível para todas as crianças e jovens, como forma de fazer crescer a Ciência da Computação e trazer visibilidade para as profissões relacionadas a ela.
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http://www.escolavirtual.pt/ Plataforma portuguesa com eManuais de todas as disciplinas, recursos multimédias, fichas de trabalho, fichas de avaliação.
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Ferramenta diferente para realizar quizzes. Através desse site, é possível promover competições entre qualquer grupo de pessoas que possua acesso a internet em um dispositivo próprio naquele momento.
Plataforma portuguesa de jogos/questões de várias disciplinas onde os alunos durante o ano letivo podem praticar online. No final do ano é feita uma competição nacional entre escolas.
Tynker's online courses provide a complete learning system with interactive exercises, guided tutorials, fun creativity tools, puzzles and more to make programming fun.
Also, Tynker's curriculum makes it easy to introduce computer programming in elementary and middle schools. Common Core aligned courses foster a progression of skills grade by grade, providing the scaffolding needed to teach introductory to advanced programming concepts.
Programming re-imagined for the connected world. Learn to program Star Wars BB-8 Droid, Arduino, drones, robots, connected toys, and smart home devices, all wirelessly. Tickle is easy to learn, fun to use, and 1000x more powerful!
Tickle is a new app that will help you get out of awkward situations. Using your phone's accelerometer, Tickle will generate a phantom phone call when you touch your phone in an awkward manner.
List of multimedia material/platform analised by Spanish PartnerLearning game
Learning game is an innovation project. The main objective of the Learning Game project is to promote the application of innovative strategies and solutions to education, making an effective use of videogames as teaching and learning tools.
The Learning Game Portal contains 3 databases where users can search for:
• eLearning based teaching materials, focusing on the main subject areas taught in European secondary schools
• Videogames which have been evaluated and reviewed for their educational potential by European secondary school teachers
• Softwares that can be used to produce innovative e-learning based educational material and videogames with an educational purpose
The Learning Game portal also provide access to:
Tutorials, organized into Software Tutorials on the use of software for the development of e-learning material and educational videogames. Courses Tutorials providing guidelines for the development of the educational videogames that are contained in the Pilot Courses section of this portal
Training Manual addressed to teachers on the application of multimedia solutions to education and on the development of videogames for educational purposes.
Teacher Workshops section, presenting the activities carried out during the parallel workshop held in the partners countries on the topic of the application of videogames to education.
Pilot courses developed by the secondary school teachers involved in the project. These pilot courses try to exploit the potential of multimedia and videogame technology for educational purposes.
Play the learning game
Play the learning game it’s a TOI proyect financied by the Spanish National agency. The Learning Game project investigated the potential of a change in perspective towards videogames and multimedia that should be used to bridge the communication gap between teachers and learners and to enhance the attractiveness and interactiveness of teaching methodologies.
The project gave teachers and trainers the access to three on-line databases, the database of e-learning courses, the database of software to create multimedia based educational contents, the database of videogames with educational potential. The project also developed simple videogames to be used in education and training as an integration of traditional and/or e-learning based teaching strategies, for the teaching of specific contents (e.g. A videogame on mathematics and Pythagoras, a videogame on energy savings, a videogame on the process to Galileo, etc.
Europa Teacher’s corner
Teachers' Corner contains all kinds of material for different age groups. In this website it’s possible to find different resources to teach about what the EU does, how it began and how it works or to debate EU policies in greater detail.
Cry Engine 3 Tutorial and Videos
The site provides a set of lessons, both as videos and as illustrated webpages to design videogames. The course covers most important concepts and skills_ creating terrain, objects, light, textures, uv mapping, animation vegetation
ygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library. This allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs in the python language. Pygame is highly portable and runs on nearly every platform and operating system. Pygame itself has been downloaded millions of times, and has had millions of visits to its website.
Pygame is free. Released under the GPL License, you can create open source, free, freeware, shareware, and commercial games with it. See the licence for full details.
List of multimedia material/platform analised by Turkish PartnerStarboard
StarBoard is an interactive whiteboard program that shows what is on your computer screen, giving you the ability to write information on the screen and control your computer from the board. You can also prepare slides, presentations or games. And use it in learning environments.
Antropi Teach is an interactive whiteboard program that helps you prapare slides, presentations etc. You can import your PDFs, presentations, worksheets and so on.
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.
You can create cartoons, cartoon characters or charicatures. Especially for young learners, these materials are very attractive.
It is an online evaluation website. Also it is available on Ios and Android platforms. You can prepare quizes, invite your students to your quizes and see their progress simultaneously. You can also preapare open-handed questions.