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Go Social Studies Go

Go Social Studies Go | technologies |

Go Social Studies Go is a free site dedicated to making the study of history fun and painless.

John Dalziel's insight:

Go Social Studies Go could be an excellent resource for some practitioners and their learners.
The site is divided into three main sections;

   - U.S. History,

   - World History, and

   - World Religions
Learners can access text, comparable with many existing textbooks, along with multimedia elements for the topics they're reading about.
For some learners, Go Social Studies Go can offer a nice refresher on many topics pre-face-2-face sessions and/or when revising.

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SchoolsWorld | technologies |
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SchoolsWorld is a multimedia platform, providing innovative and informative content for everyone involved with or wanting to be involved in schools.
Besides all the content from Teachers TV, there is something for everyone:
- videos,
- interactive games,
- work sheets,
- fact sheets,
- information and
- latest education news.
There's also opportunity to get involved in competitions and daily polls.

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The Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an online interactive tutorial of basic physics concepts. The lessons use an easy-to-understand language to present common physics principles discussed in physics courses.


The Physics Classroom provides access to...

- physics tutorials,

- Mind on Physics Internet Modules (1300+ questions designed to improve understanding of common physics topics),

- problem sets for practice,

- multimedia,

- animations (ideal for using on an interactive whiteboard or projector-connected PC)

- activity sheets,

- curriculum corner (pdf downloads),

- labs,

- photos, and more.


I suggest practitioners spend time exploring this site before recommending it to learners so they can help them navigate it.


There is a danger, because it is so information heavy, the Phusics Classroom could be a turn-off for learners who are just dropping in looking for something specific.

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mySimpleSurface | technologies |

A tool for learners and/or practitioners to use to

- create webs and mind maps

- plan creative stories that they are going to write.

- plan video and other multimedia  projects.


My Simple Surface works on iPads too.


You don't have to register to try.

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Qwiki - Show what you know

Qwiki - Show what you know | technologies |

Qwiki has launched a creation tool that allows users to create their own multimedia Qwikis; short narrated story that includes images, videos, and text.


Creating the basics of a Qwiki is very easy.

-   uploading content (or linking to hosted content like a Flickr image),

-   recording narration, and

-   caption content.


Be warned-:

-   the order in which users upload content is the order in which it they appear in the resulting Qwiki.

-   Voice recordings are limited to 20 seconds


Users can also record with their webcam and have a video of themself appear in their Qwiki.


Qwiki Creator is another tool for students to use to create short multimedia stories or short introductory narratives about topics that they're studying in their classes.

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Freeware | MP3 Skype Recorder

Freeware | MP3 Skype Recorder | technologies |
Freeware MP3 Skype recorder is absolutely free automatic Skype call recording tool for windows Skype users.


Some Learning Providers are ditching traditional phones, including mobiles, for the super cheap alternative known as Skype.


Hard working Assessors are wanting to save assessment calls to use as evidence in (e)Portfolios. This free software tool will let them record Skype calls!


I've spent many months trying out such recording software and this I've found to be one the best of free Skype recorders: MP3 Skype Recorder.

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Hyperstaffs | technologies |
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Hyperstaffs is a collection of educational multimedia lessons that were created by Staffordshire University students studying interactive multimedia with Dr. Melissa Lee Price.

Each lesson was developed in conjunction with a primary or secondary school teacher in the United Kingdom and maps onto the National Curriculum in use in England and Wales.
Each lesson opens in a new window.

Lessons covered include
Foreign Language
Music and

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ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW)

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The ESL Writing Online Workshop is an online multimedia program designed to guide non-native speakers of English through each stage of the pre-writing, while-writing, and post-writing processes:
1) Getting Ready to Write,
2) Developing Your Ideas,
3) Revising Your Work, and
4) Editing and Polishing.
This online resource is designed for both college students and adult learners.

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Google World Wonders Project

Google World Wonders Project | technologies |
From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.


The World Wonders Project is, in essence, a multimedia encyclopedia of 132 historic and notable sites across five continents.


A combination of Google Streetview imagery, Google Earth 3D buildings, UNESCO World Heritage information, videos, and pictures all on one page.


Practitioners and/or learners visiting  the World Wonders Project can move through the Streetview imagery just like they would on Google Maps.


The Education tab in the upper-right corner of the World Wonders Project provides access to teaching guides and media packs for places and themes featured in the World Wonders Project.

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Scooped by John Dalziel! | technologies | empowers users to Share, Listen, & Download sound clips that have been uploaded to it's site.


If practitioners are looking for a new source of sounds that their students can use for their multimedia projects, might just be what they're looking for.


Learners should be reminded to credit the source of the sounds that they download and use in their projects. is a community-powered site. I was able to download sounds without registering on the site. However to upload sounds users do need to register on the site.

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SFMOMA | Interactive Features

SFMOMA | Interactive Features | technologies |

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has an excellent collection of multimedia, interactive features about art and artists.

Visitors can learn about...
     - styles of art,
     - specific works, and
     - the artists.

A mix of videos and slideshows is contained in this interactive archive.

The archive contains features about well known artists, e.g. Picasso and Pollock, as well as works that aren't quite as famous.

Lauren's curator insight, August 1, 2013 5:10 PM

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a collection of multimedia and interactive elements for a variety of artists and artworks. The information provided is in depth, however, only limited number of subjects are covered as compared to other resources. This is a great place to get information if your subject matter is available. 

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Lesson planning tool: Learning Score - Lesson planning tool: Learning Score

Lesson planning tool: Learning Score - Lesson planning tool: Learning Score | technologies |
Learning Score is an amazing multimedia lesson-planning and delivery tool that uses a music score metaphor to show the range of planned activities for a lesson as a graphical time line.


Download Learning Score with a free lifetime licence for a limited time only.


Learning Score is a delivery and CPD tool for teachers, trainers and assessors.


By downloading this trial users have to agree to receive emails from Tribal relating to the Learning Score. After submitting personal details, a validation number will be sent to the email address provided. The validation number is required to complete the download.


Note: this is a full licence for Learning Score, valid for 12 months. If users wish to continue using Learning Score after this date, they have to contact Tribal to renew the licence for free!

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