Educating With Multimedia

Presentation on Multimodal Learning -

Multimodal Learning Through Media
ESN Special Report - Visual Learning
ESN How Multimedia Can Improve Learning

Open Courses (College)

MIT OPen Courses -
MIT Open Courses for High School -MIT Open Courseware for High School -

TED - Ideas Worth Spreading

What is it?
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).This site makes the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 400 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks feature closed captions in English, and many feature subtitles in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.”

Educational Resources

File Converters - Use these resources to download streaming videos from Youtube and other sites. RECOMMENDED FOR YOUTUBE. - Download Videos (you tube) : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
Media Converter - the fastest free online audio and video converter

Best Multimedia Sites for Teachers

RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration - this is a video sharing site that organizes educational videos by subject, grade and topic. There is a great series of videos on "hard to teach topics" .

NBC Learn
NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News. We are making the global resources of NBC News and the historic film and video archive available to teachers, students, schools and universities.

Instructional videos providing solutions to common questions.

**Academic Earth**
Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.

**Big Think**
Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields.

Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Free math lessons.

Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries.

Aggregator and host of educational videos.

Thousands of professionally produced and researched videos.

Professional and user-generated how-to videos.

**Internet Archive**
Collection of more than two-hundred thousand free historical videos, many academic.

**iTunes U**
Free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more accessible via Apple iTunes.
Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software

Professionally developed programming for K-12 classrooms.

**Math TV**
Professional video lessons in mathematics. Covers basic math through calculus.

**MIT Open CourseWare**
Lectures and course materials for students, teachers, and self-learners. | Also see: OpenCourseWare Finder

**MIT World**
Guide to more than 700 interesting MIT lectures.

3,500 videos from distinguished researchers and scholars.

Free videos from your favorite PBS programs, including NOVA and Frontline.

Educational video aggregator with a very simple user interface.

Video sharing platform for schools featuring original content created by students.

Library of free, full-length documentary films.

Online aggregator of educational videos.

Fascinating presentations by the world's leading thinkers and doers.

Collection of videos from professors, professionals, coaches, teachers, and consultants.

Comprehensive online directory of educational videos aggregated from across the Web.

Search engine and directory of free how-to videos.

**YouTube EDU**
Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities. | Also see: Talks@Google

Additional sites that are not free but offer outstanding content:
Provider of original, animated educational videos. Subscription required.

30,000 video segments from Discovery Education. Subscription required. | Also see: Discovery Education Streaming

General Interest

Joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp. Features TV shows and movies.

Specializes in short-form original video content.

Popular video portal that aggegates content from major video publishers.

Upload, share, and explore user-generated videos.

Hosts millions of user-generated and professional videos.

YouTube Alternatives - Nice collection of educational Videos organized by subject.
Student News - Stories and Video from
C-SPAN Video Library | Created by Cable. Offered as a Public Service.
Hulu - Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.
Free Educational Movies - The KidsKnowIt Network - Educational Websites For Kids
Big Think - We Are What You Think
Watch Free Documentaries - SnagFilms
Google Video
NIBIPEDIA : Together We Learn
Live to Explore | Untamed Science - Videos Covering Today's Top Social, Political, and Tech Issues

News // Current
Miro - free, open source internet tv and video player
TeacherTube - Teach the World | Teacher Videos | Lesson Plan Videos | Student Video Lessons | Online
Teachers TV | Thousands of education programmes on TV and online
Apple - Education - iTunes U - Overview - The best way to watch and publish your videos
HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!
The History Channel - Home Page
Discovery Channel : Science, History, Space, Tech, Sharks, News
Vimeo, Video Sharing For You (beta)
Featured Videos | dotSUB
Meta Tuber

Subject Area


Social Studies

  1. Media
  • - Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media.
  • - Geographical Media is a news monitoring tool designed to make it easy to follow news and find statistics about the people, places and other things you are most interested in. We read thousands of news articles a day from news sources from all around the world and identify who, what and where they are about.


Free Science Videos Online (physics included)
Physics Videos -
Physics Videos from
Physics Audio and Video Resources -
MIT Open Courseware for High School -


  • Blossoms - The vision of BLOSSOMS is to begin to develop a large, free repository of video modules for high school math and science classes created by gifted volunteer teachers from around the world, seeded initially by MIT faculty members and by partnering educators in Jordan and Pakistan.
  • Math A Tube -Together we will learn
  • Math TV - A collection of video math tutorials
  • Khan Academy - A huge collection of math tutorials developed by an MIT graduate.

Works Cited:

Ferlazzo, Larry. "The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...." Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day.... 3 June 2009. 9 June 2009 <>.