Educational Multimedia Resources for Kids

Compilation of Multimedia Resources for Toddlers

THE ALPHABET SONG

THE SONG ABOUT NUMBERS

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

OLD MC DONALD HAD A FARM

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS

Compilation of Multimedia Resources for Science

(These multimedia resources from Jump Start were effectively been used to elementary students last year.

Have fun learning!)

ANTS

ECHOLOCATION

RAIN FOREST

REGENERATION

SAVANNA

SYMBIOTIC HARMONY

(The following multimedia resources from Brainpop were effectively used 7 years ago from elementary to high school students, the time when there was no subscription  and there were only few movies available.  Good thing some movies were uploaded in YouTube where I could share easily to my friends and family.

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Multimedia Resources for Elementary Economics

from COINLAND

Commonwealth Bank

Budget

Earning Money

Interest Rate

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Educational Multimedia Resources

Few years ago, paper and pen were used for visual resource materials. But now, a vast amount of multimedia resources are available online and they are for free in YouTube, Vimeo, etc.    With the advent of the internet, everything becomes easily available with just a click away.    Learning becomes  interesting, accessible and practical.

Years ago, educators spent time and effort creating visual materials.  But now, they just have to be good evaluators to choose what online multimedia resources will suit to the learning needs of their students.

There are a lot of  factors to consider to assure that a multimedia resource material available online is an effective tool for learning.  The best way to evaluate is to create and use assessment tools to assure that the multimedia resources available online are  appropriate, accurate, reliable and suited to the learners.

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The English Language

Few days ago, I encountered a group of students making fond of their local teacher by mimicking his accent.  So I asked, what’s wrong?   And they told me, “it’s because their teacher doesn’t have an American accent”.  How absurd, when they can’t even express their ideas articulately in English?

The English language has a lot of variance, especially the accent.  In North America alone has different accents and dialects, like the Americans in Texas have a different accent compared to the Americans in New York or Alabama.  There are even a lot of slang words in the US that can’t even be understood and inappropriate to be used in a formal setting.  So, which among the diverse accents can universally be the standard for communication?

This colonial mentality served as a barrier to achieve freedom and has been the reason to degrade other people and even oneself.  It’s not a valid reason to be cruel to others because they don’t speak or dress up like the Jonas Brothers or Kate Winslet.   Living in an urban city doesn’t mean that you are greater from those who live in the rural areas, nor it doesn’t mean that your accent from a high class society matters and can make you a better person.

How sad that there are people who are particular with the accent instead of the content or thought?

How sad that there are people degrading others and even oneself because of this colonial mentality?

How sad that there are people who have gone wicked just to conform with the high class society?

How shallow can these people be?

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Relax and have fun watching this video.

Warning:  Some of the accents were exaggerated and can be offensive.

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Howard Gardner’s Theory of MI

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First published last February 15, 2009

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This theory may lack empirical evidence based from the critics. Thus, the theory & the MI assessment test are still useful for parents and educators, for them to know their child/student’s strengths and understand their weak points.

Though it would be hard for teachers to design lesson plans & curricula for each student based on the the test results, but it would be better if they could group the students based on the results of the test through sectioning.  Ex. Section A will have all the students that are Logically Intelligent, Section B – Musically Intelligent, Section C – People Smart, Section D – Self Smart, etc.

Each has its own.  Each one is unique.  Each has its own strengths & weaknesses.  If a parent/teacher don’t know how to discover the strength of his/her child/student then he/she would end up focusing on  the weaknesses, giving unjust punishments and depriving the child to discover his/her own strengths.

“Every time you understand, guide & support a student/kid , you save a soul.”

“How can your students have faith in themselves, if you as their teacher don’t have faith in them?”

“An educator should be a facilitator to guide a student/kid to discover/learn by himself/herself and not be a dictator to force a student to learn according to what you want..” – This is hard in a traditional system of education, that’s why somehow I appreciate the Montessori system of education.  I remember a superior insulted a teacher by telling her: “You are so traditional”.  At first she just took it for granted, but after realizing what it meant, she started to be innovative.

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RE: Php 43 billion needed to add 2 years in basic education

RE: Php 43 billion needed to add 2 years in basic education in the Philippines.

The education system in public schools especially in the third world countries has been a problem for years.  Adding 2 more years in basic education is not the solution to the problem but it would make the problem worst. Why? Because of the following reasons:

  1. Corruption is rampant, and the citizens are no longer confident that the money really goes to the people.
  2. If there’s a problem of producing graduates, then by adding 2 more years will lengthen the burden of the parents especially to those who are expecting for their children to graduate early to get a job and help them financially.  The curriculum developers of the country could brainstorm and create comprehensive curricula and schedule to meet the international standard.  Subject integration is essential to master the required and pertinent information as it saves time & effort.
  3. The 43 billion can be very useful to improve the education system of the country and solve the pending issues and problems like: classroom shortage, low wage for teachers, lack of resources, lack of training for teachers & staff, lack of concern in serving healthy and clean food to students and staff in the canteen, lack of concern in improving the facilities and maintaining the cleanliness & orderliness in the classrooms and the whole school to make it more conducive for learning.

The government officials have the power to earn more, so no need to take the budget allocated for the country for personal purposes. They have the power to organize groups and social networks to create more funds. They have the power to use the elite groups to help the less fortunate. They have the power to use the human resources to work for the country.  They have the power to control over the natural resources and the power to represent the country as ambassadors to connect to the world to market the country’s products and seek for sponsors and investors for a more productive and profitable country.

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World Teachers’ Day

“UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) & EI (Education International) launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.”

Being a teacher is a noble profession that starts from the passion in the field of Education.  Everyone can teach, but only few can teach effectively.  Therefore, being an effective teacher can’t be achieved overnight, for it takes enough training in the field of Education  and years of experience dealing with different types of students.   It is a continuous learning experience, where there’s no room to be complacent.

Education is interdependent with Psychology, because honing the mind is crucial, especially the “absorbent mind” from childhood to adolescent stage.  Teaching without knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the students could be useless and even dangerous. Physical wounds can be healed in a certain span of time thru medicine, but Psychological wounds could dangerously harm the whole person for a lifetime. Therefore, each “domain of learning (cognitive, affective & psychomotor)” should be developed and considered for a well balanced individual.

Each one of us is a teacher.  For each one of us has something to share and teach, by any means, in any forms. So to each one of us, enjoy the World Teacher’s Day and teaching, not only today but everyday. 🙂

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The Magical World of Mathematics

Sometimes a forwarded chain email is useful and interesting, just like the math magic below.

Math is boring to some people but could be very interesting especially if you’ll discover the beauty of it, just like the PI and the Fibonacci Sequence that can describe the beauty and essence of nature.

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321


1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?


And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this…

101%

>From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%.

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help

answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

If:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K



8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E



11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E



1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D



12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there. It’s the Love of God that will put you over the top!

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