The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
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The Media Portal offers more than 4,000 open educational resources to help teachers provide a diverse, real-world-oriented classroom experience. Whether it’s mathematics, biology, computer science, physics, or chemistry: Here you’ll find a large selection of free digital teaching materials – from worksheets to content packages for interactive whiteboards to exciting educational games. Are you using methods such as inquiry-based learning, inclusive learning or Service-Learning? Our Media Portal has lots of information and materials on this as well.
The Media Portal and the materials are available in English, German, and Spanish.
The latest events, links to interesting portals, news from the OER community, and recent insights into the use of digital media in the classroom.
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
SciFest AfricaSouth Africa’s National Science Festival has gone virtual. Until the end of March 2021, participants can expect a variety of webinars, workshops, exhibits and virtual tours.
Saarmste Conference„Positioning and disrupting STEM in the development agenda in Southern Africa“ is the central theme of this year's conference. It will be held virtually from January 12 to 15.
International Day of Education617 million children and young people can neither read nor do math, according to UNESCO. The day of action underlines the right to education.
Open Education WeekWhat new exciting projects are there in the OE world? From March 1 to 5, it's time again to present your own events and resources and get informed.
School closures are very challenging for all of you. In addition to the about 4,000 OER for STEM lessons, the Media Portal offers useful functions that can support you in networked teaching and learning with your students and their parents. Have a look to the most important ones here.
Contest Against Corona until December 11
Knowledge is the best way to fight COVID-19. With the Contest Against Corona, the e-learning platform atingi provides a fun way to gain valuable knowledge about the virus by playing a quiz against thousands of others, available in English, French, and Arabic. You even have the chance to win prizes.
“Go Goals!” – The clever sustainability board game
The “Go Goals!” dice board game makes learning fun. The players answer exciting questions about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, learning in a playful way what sustainability means and why it is so important. Simply print the game and start the questions!
New Web-based training on agripreneurship
Following our Web-based training (WBT) on the electrician profession, our second WBT focuses on the job profile of the agripreneur – a combination of agriculture and entrepreneurship. The WBT is an interactive course for students that links STEM and Vocational Orientation and shows various perspectives and innovations in the agricultural sector.
COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?
The Smithsonian Science Education Center has developed a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help them take actions to keep themselves, their families and communities safe.
Make the classroom your laboratory
Our international educational program Experimento presents real-world science and technology content. Students can work entirely on their own to discover interrelationships around the themes of health, energy, and the environment. The content addresses value-shaping issues to help students develop socially aware, conscientious behavior.
Here you can find our editor picks: media packages on topical themes or materials that were particular favorites among our users ...
New: Vocational Orientation media packages
We have provided new media packages on Vocational Orientation that focus on the link to STEM, for instance, on the topic of renewable energies. Our program aims to enable teachers to bridge the gap between school theory and practical application based on the curriculum. The subject didactics are supplemented by corresponding Documents for teachers.
New: Media package Artificial intelligence (AI)
What is AI? How does it work? Where is it used? Our new media package Artificial intelligence presents students in grade 7 and higher with basic knowledge and the opportunities and challenges of AI. With a teacher’s guide, video, audio interviews, documents, graphics, and interactive exercises, the media package is suitable for engineering and information technology, but also for ethics, civics and politics, and business education.
Media tips for teaching from home
Here, we will present to you selected materials from the Media Portal that are well suited for self-learning at home – sorted by grade, subject and topic:
Elementary school, Nature and technology: Energy sources
Grade 5 to 8, Physics:
Grades 9 to 12, Physics:
The Stirling engine
Tip: Design Thinking in STEM lessons
Design Thinking is an excellent method in STEM lessons for making global challenges tangible in a creative way and for developing solutions. Students work in teams to develop ideas, build prototypes, and test the prototypes’ impact. We present the concept in depth on our Methods page.
New: Interactive e-book on doing fractions
An interactive e-book from the TUM School of Education provides an exciting gateway to doing fractions, with illustrations, learning support, tasks, and games. Designed for about 15 lessons, the e-book is appropriate for both classroom instruction and self-learning.