Creating engaging learning content

An international colleague sent me some information on resources create by Deutsche World, the German equivalent of BBC World Service, which are short video snippets to support science teaching.

With a cartoon Einstein to guide students through the principles, they are simple to use and understand. You can see all 12 videos here

They're worth mentioning for two reasons:

  1. You might have a science teacher colleague who'd value the link (E=mc2 in under 2 minutes? When is your thumb bigger than a house in 1 min 43 seconds?)
  2. It is a good example of how publishers are starting to use the new Silverlight system to create more interactive and engaging multimedia resources.


My favourite UK Silverlight example is the Films for Learning website, where students can share their own videos. It has tremendous potential to grow and develop into a useful teaching resource, as well as a good way to engage learners


My favourite video is "A Rough Guide to the Brain", made by the author of the book of the same name.


You can see more examples of how Silverlight is being used on the main Silverlight showcase

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