30 Digital Resources for Teachers and Students
Published on 10 June 2021
“We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology,” declares E. O Wilson, the American sociobiologist and world’s leading authority on ants. We have a lot to learn from these tiny creatures.
With COVID-19 ripping through the globe, emotions running high and institutions shutting down, this god-like technology has come to the rescue of many. Especially in the field of education, technology can be put to good use and for a curious mind, the choices are limitless.
But first, here are some online resources for the visually impaired:
- Sugamya Pustakalaya, India: Books in Digital Access Information System (DAISY) format for persons with print disabilities, blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia
- The DAISY Consortium
- Library of Congress, USA: National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled
- Paths to Literacy, USA: All information related to literacy for the blind and visually impaired
A list of 30 digital resources on science, arts, philosophy, law and research-based education for educators to make lesson plans, students to learn and researchers to explore:
- Jove Science Education: A video library of science experiments
2. Apps for studying the stars and space without a telescope: NASA App, Google Sky, The Secrets of The Universe @the_secrets_of_the_universe on Instagram and YouTube
3. Bitesize, BBC: Lessons for young people from 3 years to 16+
4. SWAYAM portal, India: Course catalogue
5. Ditch The Label: Resources for digital literacy, gender stereotypes, mental health and to combat bullying
6. Firstsite Art Online, UK: Arts and crafts tutorials
7. King’s Centre for Visualization in Science, King’s University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Electronic learning tools to understand science
8. PocketLab: Lessons in Science
9. Microsoft Education: Lesson plans, learning paths and courses for virtual learning
10. PhET, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA: Founded by Nobel Laureate, Carl Weiman, this project provides game-like interactive simulations in Science and Mathematics
11. University of Cambridge, UK: Learn all about the English naturalist, biologist, and the Father of Evolution, Charles Darwin, through the Darwin Correspondence Package showcasing historical documents, video and audio
12. LabXchange, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, USA: For educators, students and researchers in Arts and Sciences; foundational concepts in Biotechnology
13. Lego Education: Making lessons and learning fun with LEGO
14. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A repository of information on philosophy
15. Metastring Foundation, India: A unique biodiversity portal
16. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), USA: Nanotechnology resources
17. VLabsDev, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), India: Providing virtual lab experiments for Engineering, Science and Polytechnics; Zoology Lab
18. OLabs, India: Teach lab experiments online in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and also Maths and English!
19. Smithsonian Science for Global Goals, USA: Helping young people (and adults) solve global problems outlined by United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
20. Smithsonian Science Education Center, USA: Always Think Like A Scientist (ATLAS) guidebook
21. Become an Apple teacher on Apple Teacher Learning Center and create lessons using Augmented Reality (AR)
22. Common Sense Education: Self-guided activities on Digital Citizenship
23. Law Rewired, India: A student-run portal for qualitative information on Indian law
24. Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA: OpenStax textbooks for higher education
25. Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: All about Tamil culture and heritage, available in print and audio, spanning 300 years
26. Science Education with Minecraft
27. Pratham Open School, India: Available in English and local Indian languages
28. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA: Learning resources for teachers, students, and researchers
29. United Nations (UN) Digital Library
30. Visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, France and explore its collection
After all the surfing and learning, take a moment to LOL and make some memes!
Popular Science: The best science jokes to make you laugh, groan and Google
Popular Science: How to make a legendary meme
And here’s a wrap up with some ant wisdom!
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