Archive: March 2009

YouTube EDU: Educational Videos from Colleges and Universities

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YouTube EDUNot more than a few days after Academic Earth launched their collection of online lecture videos, streaming video giant YouTube announced their new educational hub EDU.

According to the YouTube blog, EDU is a “volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities”.

In comparing the two, Academic Earth appears to have the more intuitive interface, but YouTube EDU has a wider range of video content.

Academic Earth: Video of Lectures from the World’s Top Scholars

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Academic Earth LogoCreated with the “goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education”, Academic Earth, coined the Hulu for academic lectures (instead of TV shows and movies), is an online video website that streams lectures from the country’s top universities (Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale).

Search by subject, university or instructor and view one of more than 60 full courses and 2300+ lectures, all through a user-friendly interface. You have the option to embed the videos in your blog or download them to take with you on your iPod/iPhone. And its all FREE!

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Pixton for Schools: Create, share & remix comics in the classroom

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PixtonPixton for Schools lets teachers and students create, publish, and share their own comics – without having to draw. A powerful and intuitive comic editor makes it easy to design characters, insert props, and add speech bubbles – all within the comic pane. Characters can be articulated, their facial expressions changed, and attributes such as hair and clothing style selected, simply by clicking and dragging. Browse Pixton Comics »

Pixton’s unique features include: translated subtitles on foreign-language comics; the ability to remix comics; teacher-student messaging functionality; and automatically-generated print-ready PDFs. The Lesson Bank allows teachers all over the world to share lesson plans and search by subject area, level, and region.

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