The links

Online platforms and web portals with educational contents

  • EdReNe: The objective of this Thematic Network is to bring together web-based repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders education.
  • E-twinningE-twinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the EU countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in the EU.
  • Edutopia – Social Media in Education Resource ToolkitA collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
  • Learneurope: Educational portal presents the information required to guide teachers and students in the study of the process of European integration based on the history, geography and economics of the EU.
  • KlasCementKlasCement is a free platform where teachers help each other by sharing resources for students of all ages.
  • Learning Resource Exchange for Schools: The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) from European Schoolnet (EUN)  is a service that enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers.
  • Lifelong Learning Platform: The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 40 EU organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, coming from all over Europe and beyond.
  • SALTOPractical online tools for your youth work and training.
  • School Education GatewayEurope’s online platform for school education. Includes The Teacher Academy and European Toolkit for Schools.
  • STEM:  Ready made educational resources and inspiration for STEM.
  • Teachers Corner: Teachers’ Corner contains all kinds of material for different age groups.
  • Teaching Resources TES: The largest network of teachers in the world.
  • Web We Want: Web We Want is a global coalition of individuals and groups working together to build a better Web everyone.

Media and new literacies research portals

  • Better internet for kids: The key vision behind the BIK core service platform is to create a better internet for children and young people. Its mission is to foster the exchange of knowledge, expertise, resources and best practices between key online safety stakeholders, including industry, in order to increase access to high-quality content for children and young people, step up awareness and empowerment, create a safe environment for children online, and fight against child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
  • Connected Learning Alliance: The aim of this alliance is to open up educational, civic and career opportunities for young people based on the principles of connecting learning– pursuing a personal interest with the support of peers, mentors and adults. The Connected Learning Alliance is coordinated at the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, based at UC Irvine. It is supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative.
  • Digital Literacy Resource Platform: An evolving collection of tools that students can use to learn more about online safety, privacy, information quality, creativity, and copyright. These tools aim to empower students with knowledge about connected learning environments and other parts of the digital world so they can make the online choices that are right for them. The DLRP is designed and maintained by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media Literacy Trust Challenge Competition.
  • Digital Media and Learning Research Hub: Located at the system-wide University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, it is an international research center that is committed to promoting compelling research collaborations about best participatory learning practices, applications, programs and their assessments that engage digital media. It is funded by the MacArthur Foundation, and supports emerging research on digital media and learning through two interdisciplinary research networks — Connected Learning and Youth and Participatory Politics — and the Connecting Youth Project.
  • EU Kids Online: This multinational research network seeks to enhance knowledge of European children’s online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children’s and parents’ experience of the interne. It has been funded by the European Commission’s Better Internet for Kids programme.
  • HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)  was co-founded in 2002 by Cathy N. Davidson, then Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University and David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). HASTAC’s goal is to envision new ways of learning that that can serve the goals of a global society by enhancing the role of humanistic learning in the Information Age.
  • MacArthur Foundation – Digital Media and Learning Initiative: For the past 10 years, MacArthur has supported research and design experiments to understand the implications for education of young people’s use of digital media. A new approach, Connected Learning, has emerged as a way to connect fragmented spheres of a young person’s life—interests, academic and work opportunities, and peer culture.
  • Safer Internet Day: An initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. It is handled by Insafe, an European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs). Every national centre implements awareness and educational campaigns, runs a helpline, and works closely with youth to ensure an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to creating a better internet.
  • Youth and Media: The Youth and Media project at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society aims to gain detailed insights into youth practices and digital fluencies, harness the associated opportunities, address challenges, and ultimately shape the evolving regulatory and educational framework in a way that advances the public interest.

YouTube Educational Channels

  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe channel’s goal is to educate people in science, technology, and other academic areas to further educate the world. It has many affiliated channels like MIT News Videos, MIT +K12, Art at MIT, MIT Computer Science, and MIT Tech TV.
  • Microsoftedu: Channel by Microsoft focused on all their K-12 and higher education videos and content. They have many how-to videos, vision videos, and product ideas in addition to many other different types of general content.
  • Kipkay’s Hacks, Pranks, and How to VideosKipkay’s channel is a how-to channel that shows users how to make extraordinary things from everyday items with electronics and other technical devices.
  • SciShowSciShow discusses the latest scientific developments, the history of science, and scientific concepts with equal parts enthusiasm and skepticism.
  • ASAP ScienceThe channel shows the practical use of science in everyday life.
  • Veritasium Science Trailer: Science vlog with many videos of experiments, interviews from scientific experts, demonstrations, and public discussions about science.
  • BrusspupThis channel is dedicated to science and illusions. There are many subcategories like amazing illusions, anamorphic illusions, and cool science tricks.
  • Scientific American Space LabThis channel discusses any and all topics related to space and space exploration.
  • Sick ScienceBy sick, this channel clearly means awesome or amazing science. They show many different kinds of scientific experiments and demonstrations that are very visually interesting.
  • The Spirit ScienceThe channel seeks to connect new information with ancient prophecies and modern physics to gain a better understanding of the universe.
  • Minute PhysicsThis YouTube channel is dedicated to reinvigorating the subject of physics to make it fun and interesting for everyone to learn.
  • Periodic Table of VoicesThe channel seeks to educate users about the elements present in the periodic table of elements.
  • Sixty SymbolsThis channel has many educational videos about astronomy and physics.
  • BoredShorts TVThis is an informative YouTube channel that is aimed primarily at school age children.
  • Speack English with MisterduncanThis is a YouTube channel for anyone who is learning the English language and would like to know a little bit more about the subtleties of the language.skills more.
  • TEDtalksTEDtalks is a channel that is dedicated to making people think about many different aspects of the world.
  • Crash CourseThis channel is a mix of educational videos that are designed to be appealing for school-age children while also educating them on important topics.
  • CGP Grey ChannelThis channel breaks down difficult topics from government, history, foreign policy, astronomy, biology, and many other educational topics.
  • PBS Idea ChannelFrom TVs most educational channel is a YouTube channel where people can learn about a variety of topical subjects that are explained from a learned perspective.

MOOC platforms

  • Canvas: open platform for learners around the globe where other instructors can reuse, revise, remix, retain, and redistribute content.
  • Coursera: Open MOOC platform founded by Stanford Computer Science professors.
  • Ecolearning: ECO is a EU project based on Open Educational Resources (OER) that gives free access to a list of MOOCs.
  • EduOpenNetwork created by a consortium of Italian universities in order to offer MOOC courses.
  • Edx: Online learning destination and MOOC provider founded by Harvard University and MIT.
  • Future Learn: Free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
  • IversityOnline learning platform for higher education and professional development courses provided by experts from all over Europe.
  • MiriadaX: Open platform by Telefónica Educación Digital and Universia.
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