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Useful websites for Teacher Educators (Education)

Sr. No Website Website Link Description
1 TESS India Key resources https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=56846 The TESS-India Open Educational Resources (OER) comprise 105 units aimed at pre- and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers (Teacher Development OER), and 20 units for school leaders (School Leadership OER). The OER are available in multiple versions for use in a range of linguistic and cultural contexts. Here you will find the English language versions.

The key principles of practice that underpin the participatory pedagogy of the TESS-India OER are detailed in ten Key Resources.

The video resources complement the OER and show teachers using the principles of practice in a range of authentic Indian classrooms.

2 Academic earth https://academicearth.org/ Awards online degrees by offering featured online courses from various reputed universities for various subjects at different education levels. Helps to explore a new topic or advance in current field of study. Consists of playlists or lectures related to various branches of study to deepen understanding.
3 TED- Ed https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-ed TED-Ed the newest of TED’s initiatives is committed to creating lessons worth sharing. It has an extensive library of lessons where carefully curated educational videos are available. The platform allows users to easily create customized lessons around educational videos.

Users can share their TED-Ed lessons and measure their impact on an audience. TED-Ed offers a great platform for teachers who can flip the original TED-Ed videos to create flipped lessons or create lessons about YouTube videos to use in their classroom. It harnesses the talent of world’s best teachers and visualizers by providing them with new tools that facilitate learning and make it more effective.

4 MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.edu/search/?s=department_course_numbers.sort_coursenum MIT OpenCourseWare has been creates opportunities for millions of learners and educators, sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) from MIT and helping to lead a global revolution in free access to knowledge.

MIT OpenCourseWare continues to build on this foundation. Provides more powerful and insightful ways to discover the content you need…and will keep OCW a vibrant and current reflection of MIT’s world-changing teaching and learning.

5 Open Yale Courses https://oyc.yale.edu/ Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
  • Registration is not required
  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website.
6 Annenberg learner https://www.learner.org/subject/education/ Annenberg Learner has educational video programs - with coordinated online and print materials - for the professional development of K-12 teachers. Consist programs for students in the classroom and viewers at home, with videos that exemplify excellent teaching.

K-12 educators, students, and lifelong learners may access Annenberg Learner resources for free at Learner.org. Colleges and universities must purchase a license to use Learner materials in their courses

7 Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/ Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education. It shows people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.
8 Edweek https://www.edweek.org/ Provide high‑quality content about the issues that matter—from all angles, for all audiences. It tackles everything, from local challenges to national victories.

It brings together exceptional journalism and high-impact research to give the knowledge you need to expertly and confidently navigate a complex education field. Generates critical conversations that shine a spotlight on our schools.

Useful Subject-specific Applications and its details

Sr. No Name of the Application Subject Link to download Description
1 Kahoot! Science, Maths, Languages https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Kahoot&c=apps A digital game resource

that provides teachers an opportunity to create quizzes, surveys and discussions that engage

students in content knowledge in a competitive game play format. Creates a fun and competitive environment that promotes learning. Educators can use it for assessment purposes or challenge students to use

inquiry research methods to create their own quiz.

2 Quiver Science, Languages https://play.google.com/store/search?q=quiver&c=apps Introducing augmented reality into the classroom. Quiver Education Series enhance the traditional school content by making it more engaging and fun. Quiver App makes a huge range of educational topics fun to learn about by letting the users creativity and imagination run wild. Every colored page comes to life in its uniquely colored way, giving the artist an immediate and special sense of ownership and pride! The Quiver App is immersive, educational, exciting and inspiring.
3 Skyview free Physics and Geography https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t11.skyviewfree&hl=en_GB This app assists amateur star gazers identify planets and constellations. This app can be used both day and night. The app does still function during the day so students could see where the constellations are in the sky even if they can’t currently see them. Additionally, it is a good supplementary app to introduce to students for private use or homework. It is useful seconds after downloading and opening it for the first time. It is quite intuitive. Simply hold your phone up to the sky and augmented star maps, images, and labels will appear superimposed over the screen view. The free version does not have a complete list of constellations available, but it does a good job of starting amateurs off. It’s also possible to search for specific celestial bodies and constellations and the app will direct the user to the proper position in the sky to look for it. Additionally, it will show the trajectory these bodies are following. The augmented map does not always entirely line up with the actual sky, but it is close enough to understand which stars are which. This app showcases a simple version of AR that has instant educational value.
4 Stellarium https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noctuasoftware.stellarium_free&hl=en&gl=US Stellarium is a free and open source software that converts your computer into a planetarium. It shows a realistic sky in 3 Dimension, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It can be projected onto domes to simulate a planetarium.

Useful Subject-specific websites

Sr. No Website Website Link Description
1 Biology Simulations (Biology) https://www.biologysimulations.com/ Helps students learn about biology and practice data analysis skills. These simulations allow students to experiment with concepts that may take too much time or too many resources to complete in a traditional science lab setting. While simulations cannot replace real-world experiences, they are a useful tool in both scientific research and education.
2 4D Anatomy (Biology) https://www.4danatomy.com/ Exploring Human anatomy by Tilting or rotating specimen to any selected angle, Peel away layers of anatomy just as you would dissect, Test your anatomy knowledge with over 2000 questions, Highlight the structure and travel from the surface of the skin to bone, Use labels to identify anatomic structures or contours to see their outline, Search for a specific structure or region and much more.
3 Online labs (Science, Language, Maths, Social science, Computer) https://www.olabs.edu.in/ Consists of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Maths Content of Class 9 and 10 aligned to NCERT/CBSE and State Board Syllabus. These are Interactive simulations, animations and lab videos. The concepts and understanding of the experiment. Involves ability to perform, record and learn experiments - anywhere, anytime, and individualized practice in all areas of experimentation.