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Thursday, April 19, 2012

EXPLANIA, an online ANIMATIONS, what a site !!

EXPLANIA, is indeed a wonderful site full of animations, tutorials and instructional videos. It boasts of a very simple to use interface and is a treat to watch.

I viewed a few animations and it was quite useful, in  simple language and with lots of clarity. One can also make use of the side bar towards the bottom left to view videos from different relevant categories.

Few other highly useful features include
  • In case you have a website, blog, wiki, etc. you can embed the animations as well.
  • Description provided for the animation
  • Comments feature to provide feedback on the animations, videos
  • Multi Channels available 
  • Facility to Download the video(s)/ animation(s) 
Indeed a highly useful and wonderful site !!!

INTERACTIVE, an online website with free animations in Science and Maths

Back after a hiatus !!!

Interactive, is an interesting online website offering great animations in science and mathematics

Interactivate is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.

Before you start, do visit the link "Guide to Interactive" on home page.

Hope you find the resource useful !!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tribute to Steve Jobs - The Man with the "Midas Touch"

I couldn't help writing this post as a tribute to an all time great CEO. No words can explain what he did to all us. He revolutionised the way people use technology. A creative genius that he was, he created magic twice in his life time - first when he founded Apple and second when he returned to Apple. A great visionary and innovator, he ruled the minds and hearts of digital generation - people who grew with technology in their hands. He, for sure, could be credited with bringing in "technotainment" and "edutainment" where the people realised what technology could do for them. Though he may have lost the battle to cancer but for all of us he remains a winner always....Hats off to the Genius !! May his soul rest in peace...Few links dedicated to him..Click on the text to view article
We will miss you Jobs !!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Free Educational Resource/ Website - 2

Sharing about few genersal educational websites that could be used to engage the children and utilised for project work as well. The sites are
  1. NASA -
  2. National Geographic -
  3. Discovery -
  4. Brittanica -
  5. BBC -
Hope you enjoy the sites !!

Free Educational Resource/ Website-1

Starting with the series "Free Educational Resource/ Website" where I would be sharing about many free interesting, comprehensive and highly useful educational websites that would help and benefit educators and students.

First in the series is Learners TV, - a wonderful site having a huge collection of videos, courses, presentations, notes and animations. You name it and you will find it on this website. The collection is regularly updated and well thought of. 

So, look no further and enjoy the collection on this site !! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

World Teachers' Day - 5 Oct

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 - when it was created by UNESCO - celebrates teachers worldwide. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

The theme for this year is "Teachers for gender equality"

Wish all a very Happy Teachers' Day !!!

More info on the same is available on the following links
In India the Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5 Sept in memory of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. It is all about celebrating "being a teacher".

Friday, September 30, 2011

Free Plagiarism Tools

Here's a list of few useful Plagiarism tools that i discovered while preparing for a teacher's workshop on the same theme. The list contains tools that not only check for text-lifting but also duplication and blog post lifting. Hope readers find it useful.