Tag Archive | Free e-learning

Happy 4th of July- Free US History eLearning

As we celebrate the 4th of July here in the USA, I would like to thank France for their help and also share some of the e-learning courses found on the Free e-Learning page related to our history.

Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads – National Constitution Center

An Overview of American History (video) – Digital History

Arirang*An Interactive Classroom on the Korean American Experience

Constitutional Timeline – National Constitution Center

Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina’s Inundation of New Orleans – The Times-Picayune

Native Words, Native Warriors (Codetalkers) – NMAI

The First Thanksgiving – Plimoth.org

The Supreme Court – CSPAN

U.S. History Timeline – Digital History

WASP: Women With Wings in WWII – NPR

We Choose the Moon

Which Founder Are You? – National Constitution Center

The White House – CSPAN

One Small Step – NASA

NASA 50 Years – NASA

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Johns Hopkins Medicine YouTube Channel

It’s amazing how many resources I have been discovering at Johns Hopkins. I work within one small part of Johns Hopkins Medicine and have been discovering the many resources across the larger organization available to both staff and the public. One I recently discovered is the Johns Hopkins Medicine YouTube channel, which I would like to share with my readers. I embedded just a few examples from the channel below.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine channel has many more interesting and informative videos. The link has also been added to the Free e-Learning page.

Happy 4th of July! A Few Gems from the Free e-Learning Page

Star Spangled Banner

In the spirit of our birthday here in the colonies, I thought I would compile some of the U.S. history gems from my Free e-Learning page:

An Overview of American History (video) – Digital History

Arirang*An Interactive Classroom on the Korean American Experience

Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina’s Inundation of New Orleans – The Times-Picayune

Native Words, Native Warriors (Codetalkers) – NMAI

Pennsylvania Civil War Trails (Google Earth)

The First Thanksgiving – Plimoth.org

The Supreme Court – CSPAN

U.S. History Timeline – Digital History

WASP: Women With Wings in WWII – NPR

We Choose the Moon

Which Founder Are You? – National Constitution Center

The White House – CSPAN

And from the K-12 list:
Census in Schools Quiz – DoodleDoo

Electoral College – Disney Education

Name That Founding Father – Colonial Williamsburg

National Postal Museum Activity Zone

I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July!

e-Learning via the BBC

BBC

I was adding another course on the  free e-learning page and what really jumped out at me is there are an awful lot of examples from the BBC. They have been producing a lot of great stuff, so I thought I would share all the BBC examples I have found. I am sure there are even more to be found on the BBC site.

e-Learning I have found at the BBC

Archaeology Games – BBC

Caveman Challenge – BBC

Computer Tutor – BBC

WebWise – BBC

Ancient History – BBC

British History – BBC

British History Timeline – BBC

Climate Challenge – BBC

Interactive Body – BBC

The Tsunami Disaster Explained – BBC (2004)

Ancient Greeks: The Olympic Games – BBC

Guide to the Basics of American Football – BBC

Viewing these and other quality courses and interactives is a great way to get inspiration and ideas for creating your own engaging courses. There are plenty more examples of e-learning on the Free e-Learning page.

Flash Tutorials on Screenr

As a Adobe Flash addict, I am always on the lookout for tutorials and new tips and tricks that can make Flash development easier. Every now and then I peruse Screenr.com for Flash tutorials. Because screencasts on Screenr have a five minute limit, they are usually very succinct, which is what I like. They are also easy to search if you do a site search (flash site:screenr.com). Below are a few I found. I threw in one of my own too.

FYI: If you are interested in creating screeencasts, Screenr is easy to use and free. Thank you Articulate for offering this free tool. Also, if you are looking for Articulate tuts, they have plenty of those too.

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To see the remaining tutorials for the paddle game, visit @paulkeenan59’s Screenr page.

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Had to throw the last one in with the release of the iPad looming (feh).

If you are creating Flash tutorials on Screenr, please feel free to add a link to it in the comments section. Thanks!

Earthquakes Online

With the tragic news of the recent earthquakes, first Haiti and now Chile, I thought I would share some of the e-learning resources regarding earthquakes and tsunamis. Prior to that, it is important to note the valiant relief efforts so many are doing and the support they need. There are many relief groups in need of donations and it can be done easily online or via text. Mashable has posted a list of ways you can make online and text donations.

Here are some e-learning resources regarding earthquakes along with emergency preparedness:

These are also now listed on the Free e-Learning page.

Free e-Learning Additions

It has been a while since I have added anything to the Free e-Learning page. With a little extra time this weekend, I have added a history section, which includes the courses below.

History

An Overview of American History (video) – Digital History

Ancient History – BBC

British History – BBC

Native Words, Native Warriors (Codetalkers) – NMAI

The First Thanksgiving – Plimoth.org

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization – PBS

The Roman Empire in the First Century – PBS

U.S. History Timeline – Digital History

If you have any free e-learning that you would recommend, please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail.