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 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas

 PAT - free, open source, portable atlas | technologies | Scoop.it
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PAT is an excellent resource for geography and history teachers in need of some free, printable maps to use in their learning environments. The collection includes maps of every country in the world. The collection also includes maps of... U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Australian states, and regional maps. Practitioners, and/or learners, can download any and all of these detailed maps for free.
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eLearning Industry - a collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.

eLearning Industry - a collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources. | technologies | Scoop.it
Post your eLearning article. At eLearning Industry you will find the best collection of eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources.
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eLearning Industry offers a portal to free articles and resources for the instructional design field. 
 It's beneficial when practitioners have time to update themselves on the hot topics within instructional design. 
 The contributors are some of the top e-learning professionals in the industry. 
The website includes... 
● upcoming conferences, 
● webinars, and 
● press releases. 
The app resources are especially useful for gaining information on other e-learning platforms that are available for training/on-line courses/etc.
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Science in the Classroom

Science in the Classroom | technologies | Scoop.it
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Science in the Classroom is a free resource for practitioners from Science Magazine. 
On the Science in the Classroom website, users will find research papers containing interactive annotations to help learners understand the content of the papers. 
In the right hand margin of each paper they will find a section called "learning lens." 
Learning lens offers seven types of interactive annotations that learners can enable. 
Of those seven types of annotations, the glossary annotation is the one that learners will probably use most often. 
The glossary annotations highlight key words and terms in the article. 
Clicking on a highlighted annotation reveals a definition. 
In addition to the interactive annotations, Science in the Classroom provides practitioners with... 
 ► discussion and reading comprehension questions and 
 ► a list of suggested learning activities.
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British Library - Sounds Archive

British Library - Sounds Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
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The British Library’s “Sounds” Archive Presents 80,000 Free Audio Recordings including... 
 ♫ music, 
 ♫ drama and literature, 
 ♫ oral history, 
 ♫ wildlife 
♫ environmental sounds 
...and more
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FreeDocumentaries.Org - Watch Free On-line Documentary Films and Free Documentaries

Watch powerful documentary films for free. The Documentaries are fact checked by our community.
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Freedocumentaries.org streams full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. 
For severalof the films available, they even offer the ability to watch trailers or to download the actual film.
The films are gathered by their researchers and they adhere to all copyright laws and honour the wishes of the producers.
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Cloudschool | A free teaching platform

Cloudschool | A free teaching platform | technologies | Scoop.it
Cloudschool is a free teaching platform. It's the easiest way for teachers to create and deliver lessons.
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Cloudschool is a free service for creating and publishing multimedia lessons.
Users of the free Cloudschool can create courses of study for their learners.
Within each course they can create and distribute multimedia lessons arranged in a variety of formats...
► those that are purely text-based or
► those that incorporate images, audio files, and videos.
Users can also add discussion questions for their learners to reply to within their Cloudschool course environment.
Cloudschool lessons can be made public or private.
NOTE: If lessons only includes text and images, it can be downloaded as a PDF or DOC to print and hand-out to learners.
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/7NG9VbxZRw8 to learn more about how Cloudschool works.
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Art history basics - an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners.

Art history basics - an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners. | technologies | Scoop.it
We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of woolly mammoths to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and have expressed universal human truths for tens of thousands of years. Learn what made Rome great, how Islamic tile work evolved, why the Renaissance happened, and about the brilliant art being produced today around the globe. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory together with leading art historians, and our museum partners have created hundreds of short engaging conversational videos and articles, making Khan Academy one of the most accessible and extensive resources for the study of the history of art.
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Art History Basics is an excellent resource for Art teachers and learners.
The partnership between Khan Academy, Smarthistory, and some leading art historians and museums provides a collection of...
►educational videos,
►articles, and
►several other materials
...to chronicle the development of art and help users learn major artistic movements and works that span human history.

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Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Stock Footage : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
A collection of stock footage clips submitted by Internet Archive users. These clips are designed to be used in other videos. All clips in this collection must have one of the following Creative Commons Licenses: Public Domain Attribution (by) Attribution Share Alike (by-sa) Attribution...
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Archive.org offers stock footage of notable events in history as well as more mundane visuals, and all are absolutely free.

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ITNedu - a source of educational video content

ITNedu - a source of educational video content | technologies | Scoop.it
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Like the BBC, ITN is branching into the education business with the use of video in education.
How?
By provide publishers and digital learning providers with captivating video content to enhance their educational resources, making them more relevant and memorable.
ITN has one of the world's largest video archive resources to hand, ITN Source, which owns or represents global archives spanning 120 years, including Reuters, ITN, ITV Studios, Fox News, Fox Movietone, CCTV and ANI.
Although early days, ITNedu is offering incredible video from real world events designed to engage learners, whether making a ‘dry’ subject fun, or helping learners to relate their studies to real life situations.
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National STEM Centre - teaching resources

National STEM Centre - teaching resources | technologies | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre eLibrary enables you to search thousands of teaching resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
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This community resource area is open to everyone to add in their own resources and teaching materials.
It's hoped that this community resource area will grow, with many teachers, lecturers and technicians sharing their own tried-and-tested resources for others to use.
If you’ve created something you use in your learning environment that you’re proud of – why not share it? Or why not visit the collection and comment on other people’s resources?
Visit the National STEM Centre eLibrary to browse the resources already submitted by the teaching community, and/or to add your first resource.

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STEM Center Library

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Street Art with Google Art Project

Street Art with Google Art Project | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore the stories behind the art. g.co/streetart #streetartproject
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Google Street Art has 10,000 images, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents.
A major aim of this project is virtual preservation. Given the temporal realities of Street Art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished.
Documentation is key.
Not all of the work can be attributed, but users can click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow worldwide learners to experience the work, and the interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.
Cultural institutions like...
   - Hong Kong’s Art Research Institute, and
   - Turkey’s Pera Museum
...and street art projects based in such hubs as...
   - Bangkok,
   - Paris,
   - Rome, and
   - Sydney

...have pulled together official collections of photos and videos, but practitioners, and/or learners, can play curator too.
It’s easy to add images to a collection of their own choice which can be shared with the public at large or saved for private inspiration or used as part of an educational assignment - the list goes on.

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Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art: Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art has overhauled its on-line database and expanded its on-line collection from a mere 700 works to around 21,000.
The digital reserve now includes...
   - Edward Hopper,
   - Mike Kelley,
   - Martin Wong,
   - Jackson Pollock,
   - Georgia O’Keeffe, and
   - Andy Warhol
...available for visitor browsing pleasure.

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Photogrammar

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An archive of 170,000 Photographs, Documenting the "Great Depression", has been launched by Yale.
The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers, during the Great Depression, to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being championed by F.D.R.’s administration.
Now Yale University has launched Photogrammar, a sophisticated web-based platform for...
   -  organizing,
   -  searching (by photographer), and
   -  visualizing
...these 170,000 historic photographs.
Photogrammar also offers a handy interactive map that lets users gather geographical information about 90,000 of the photographs in the collection.

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Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers

Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers | technologies | Scoop.it
TeachersPayTeachers.com -- 1,000,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for instant download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel
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Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is the first and largest on-line “Community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another.” Teachers visit TpT every day to find high-quality, reasonably priced resources created by fellow educators who know exactly what is needed in the learning environments.
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Cultural & Academic Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Cultural & Academic Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | technologies | Scoop.it
This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeolog
John Dalziel's insight:
Cultural & Academic Films is a resource of free educational movies and documentaries. 
Basically a library that embeds a wide collection of academic and cultural films collected from different sources ( e.g digital libraries, university websites, video hosting sites, educational platforms and many more). 
The library has over 30,000 movies and over 100 collections. Users can use the lower search box, on the right-hand of the page, to conduct a quick search and locate movies they are interested in. 
They can also filter their searches using criteria such as... 
► title, 
► date archived, 
► creator and/or
► views.
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Discovering Literature: 20th century. British Library's rare collections

Discovering Literature: 20th century. British Library's rare collections | technologies | Scoop.it
Explore the ways in which key 20th-century authors experimented with new forms and themes to capture the fast-changing world around them.
John Dalziel's insight:
British Library Digitizes over 300 Literary Treasures from 20th Century Authors: 
► Virginia Woolf,
► T.S. Eliot,
► James Joyce 
...& More 
Now anyone with a computer has access to a significant portion of the British Library’s rare collections, thanks to the British Library’s new on-line collection: “Discovering Literature: 20th Century." 
This on-line library offers a paradise for readers and also a heaven for scholars. 
 The collection also tucks in some wonderful artifacts from previous eras, such as...
► a collection of manuscript poems by John Keats, including the Odes and 
► Robert Burton’s encyclopedic 1628 study of depression, The Anatomy of Melancholy. 
Until now, these treasures could only be viewed in the British Library Reading Rooms or on display in exhibitions.
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Watch Free Documentaries Online - Documentary Addict

Watch Free Documentaries Online - Documentary Addict | technologies | Scoop.it
Watch a massive collection of full-length documentaries for free online. Are you a Documentary Addict?
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Documentary addict offers a massive library of educational and entertaining documentaries embedding over 5300 on-line documentaries. 
 Visitors can use the menu on the left hand side to browse through the collections. 
Documentaries are sorted into the following categories: 
► Best Documentaries, 
► 9/11, 
► Art/Music, 
► Comedy, 
► Nature, 
► Media, 
► History, 
► Politics, 
► Religion, 
...and many more.
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Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Curiosity Makes You Smarter | technologies | Scoop.it
Get informed with 5 new amazing topics, delivered daily.
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The Curiosity website complies videos on almost any topic from all the various video services out there, presenting them all on one easy-to-digest webpage. 
 Hover the cursor over 'Browse' to view and select from the drop-down category menu. 
Create an account, tell the Curiosity website what you’re interested in, and their algorithms will do the rest.
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British Museum - Google Cultural Institute

British Museum - Google Cultural Institute | technologies | Scoop.it
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. Over 6 million visitors every year experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.

Discover our interactive experience The Museum of the World
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This is just part of the Google Cultural Institute.
The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture.
It's the largest indoor space, to date, captured by Google's Street View Cameras, covering the 85 galleries and 4,500 exhibits.
Over 6 million visitors every year experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Elgin Marbles, the Sutton Hoo Helmet, Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
visitors can also create their own virtual galleries by saving favourite items - just click the + sign on the page of any exhibit.

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SHOW ME - browse Games, Events, Exhibitions & More

SHOW ME - browse Games, Events, Exhibitions & More | technologies | Scoop.it
Browse all of Show Me's featured games, collections, videos, stories, homework help and family days out information from museums, galleries and archives.
John Dalziel's insight:

The UK creators of "Show Me" know that browsing through all museum galleries and archives can take a few lifetimes. The site is a shortcut through the historical bylanes and the dusty corners, providing...
     ● games,
     ● videos,
     ● stories, and
     ● course assignment support.
Visitors to the website, can sort through the collections by topic or tag and find out where they are being displayed.
Show Me is an educational tool for both practitioners and learners. The short descriptions provided can spark more searches, or encourage visitors to visit the exhibitions if they are nearby.

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The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The British Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | technologies | Scoop.it
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Over 1,000,000 images that practitioners and/or their learners can use for assignments, presentations, etc!
Well worth a closer look at this great resource!

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British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection

British Photography - Artists - the Hyman Collection | technologies | Scoop.it
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Take a look at more than 3000 classic British Photographs, spanning the 19th Century to the present day.
Visitors can browse by...
   - artist; and
   - themed exhibitions, such as 'Childhood', 'Country Life' etc;
Visitors can also look up details including...
   - photo size;

   - the year the shot was taken; and

   - captions.
There is a lot to enjoy

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very interesting and pedagogical resources!

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Hymnary.org: a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals

Hymnary.org: a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals | technologies | Scoop.it
Hymnary.org: A comprehensive index of over 1 million hymn texts, hymn tunes, and hymnals, with information on authors and composers, lyrics and scores of many hymns, and various media files. Hymnary.org also incorporates the Dictionary of North American Hymnology, an extensive collection of hymnals published before 1978.
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Hymnary is a comprehensive index of over 1 million...
   - hymn texts,
   - hymn tunes, and
   - hymnals,
...with information on
   - authors and composers,
   - lyrics and scores
...of many of the hymns

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Craft - job search - IAG

Craft - job search - IAG | technologies | Scoop.it
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Craft can help learners find...
   - positions to apply for and
   - information about different companies.
Learners can...
   - search for a specific firm, or
   - click a category to see a list of leading companies.
They can then click a logo to find out...
   - what a company does;
   - how many employees a company has;
   - about the companies key financial statistics and
   - if there are any jobs on offer.
Note: at the time of curating this, Craft is mostly centred on London & San Francisco, but many of the companies are very large and have a large reach.

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nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers

nkwiry - a Social bookmarking site for learning providers | technologies | Scoop.it
A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!
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Nkwiry...
   - empowers learners to curate the web for the best content and gather web-links based on specific topics,
   - provides a safe and secure way to showcase learners' work from other on-line sources e.g. Prezi and Bitstrips and keep them all in one place,
   - provides instant access to resources, curated in one location,
   - encourages collaboration & sharing;
   - provides opportunities for "peer reviews" with built in voting that moves items up the curated lists.

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