Saturday, June 8, 2013

Top 5 Free Websites with useful content for Education

Wikipedia {The universal realtime online university}:

Unlike paper encyclopedias, Wikipedia is a free, online encyclopedia created edited and updated continually by its users. Since its introduction in 2011, wiki has acquired a phenomenal growth with an article base of 44.66 lakhs in English alone and more than 3.2 crore pages in all the 280 languages it is presently being published. 

Digital version of TN Samacheer textbooks(2013 edition& latest updated editions) has been published online by the Department of School Education, Govt. of Tamilnadu for all State board schools of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th standard and that can be downloaded for free in PDF format. Choose the relevant std. you require, then from the all the 3 terms of different subjects and clicking on the appropriate medium of languages( Tamil, English, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu). Tamil textbook for all classes of CBSE also available for download.
[Tip: After downloading, you can view to guide/ learn offline- anywhere with these e-textbooks by sharing it to your mobile devices too via bluetooth.]


Learn U.K. Curriculum with BBC:

Parents of children studying in Kindergarten and students of schools, colleges or universities can get an  authentic and comprehensive online learning with U.K. educational syllabi. Unearth from the range of subjects for all grades, that could augment the students with their course study, classwork and exams. While exploring a wealth of online resources, you can also consider keyboard typing for kids.

Develop English language skills with British Council website:

British Council is an international charity organization of United Kingdom for cultural relations& educational opportunities. Students and parents who wanted to inculcate English in their kids and themselves, can utilize well this free website to enhance one's competence& confidence in using English language.

Scratch (programming skill for students):

Scratch is an educational  programming language and multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers and parents for a range of educational and entertainment constuctivist purposes f constuctivist purposes from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, to social sciences animated stories, and interactive art and music, simple games too. Viewing the existing projects available on the Scratch website, or modifying and testing  any modification without saving it requires no online registration and can be worked offline.