The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal

Looking for high-quality teaching material?

The Media Portal offers around 3,200 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, Service-Learning or Design Thinking? Our Media Portal has lots of information and materials on this as well.

The Media Portal and the materials are available in English and German. The roughly 1,300 Spanish media have been moved to our new CREA (Centro de Recursos Educativos Abiertos) educational portal for Latin America.

“KittyQ – A Quantum Adventure” game app

The doorbell rings. Someone has left a box at the door – and a cute kitten is sitting inside, half dead, half alive. Based on Schrödinger’s thought experiment, the KittyQ game app takes students 11 years and older on an adventure through the world of quantum physics. It’s an unusual media tip for STEAM teaching that encourages students to experiment while having fun.

Scifest Africa 2022: Back to the Basics

After two years online, Scifest Africa 2022 is returning live: South Africa‘s National Science Festival will run September 7-13 in Makhanda. Inspired by UNESCO’s current International Year, festival organizers are focusing on the key role of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development during workshops and events. Teachers may visit the exhibition free of charge.

Open Education Week celebrates 10th anniversary

From March 7 to 11, 2022, OE Week will begin its annual exchange on the latest achievements of Open Education around the world – online, free, and open to all. Be inspired, learn about new projects, or submit your own contribution.

Playing with the climate – and learning a lot

Global warming can only be stopped if everyone works together: In the multiplayer game KEEP COOL mobil, your students virtually take control of global metropolises and directly experience how their local decisions impact the global climate. But watch out: If the temperature indicator increases by over 2°C, everyone loses the game!

Register now: First global 48-hour festival all about OER

The first OERcamp.global will take place December 9-11, co-hosted by the German Commission for UNESCO. For 48 hours online, everyone worldwide can learn, share, and network about Open Education. You will learn about international projects and players true to the motto “Act locally – share globally.”












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Experimento

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.

All Experimento media can be found here.

Highlights

Here you can find our editor picks: media packages on topical themes or materials that were particular favorites among our users ...

08
Dec
2022
New: Climate change media package – Part I

Melting glaciers, extreme droughts, and floods – the consequences of climate change are omnipresent. Our new Climate change media package – Part I launches a multi-part series all about the topic. With 19 individual media files, it is suitable for secondary schools and supports you in conveying basic knowledge to students so they can carry on discussions on the topic and take action themselves.

08
Dec
2022
New: H5P interactive exercise format

In our climate change media package, we have published exercises in the H5P format for the first time. H5P is a free open-source tool that anyone can use to create, edit and individually adapt digital learning materials, even without programming skills. A variety of exercises facilitates interactive, low-threshold access – even to complex topics.

08
Dec
2022
Revised: Vocational Orientation media packages

With our Vocational Orientation media packages, we address not only topics such as renewable energies but specifically the areas of electronics and electricity. Our objective is to promote complex skills that are becoming increasingly important in a networked world. In our revised version, we have adapted the related experiments to the local school context and switched to more robust materials called breadboards.

10
Nov
2022
New: Training on stochastics – Part II

Can you control random events? When is a statistic reliable? The second block of our three-part Training on stochastics emphasizes the systematic treatment of random events and the critical examination of data and statistics. Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss presents the content prepared didactically for teaching in short video clips – in a lively manner and relevant to everyday life.

20
Jul
2022
New on the Media Portal: WBT on being a Paramedic

Paramedics play a crucial role in strengthening the African health system. What does a day in the life of a paramedic look like? What are the job prospects and what do your students already know about sensory organs, hygiene and wound healing? By combining STEAM and vocational orientation through practical examples our new Web-based training (WBT) on Being a Paramedic helps students discover if they can see themselves in this field of work.












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Liebe Nutzerin, lieber Nutzer,
El Portal de Medios – das spanische Medienportal – ist umgezogen und heißt nun CREA.
Auf CREA finden Sie weiterhin hochwertige Medien für den MINT-Unterricht und vieles mehr.

Dear User,
El Portal de Medios - the Spanish Media Portal - has moved and is now called CREA.
On CREA, you will continue to find high-quality media for STEM education and much more.

Estimado usuario, estimada usuaria,
El Portal de Medios – en español – ha sido trasladado y ahora se llama CREA.
En CREA seguirá encontrando medios de alta calidad para la enseñanza de STEM, y mucho más.

Zu CREA wechseln / Switch to CREA / Cambiar a CREA
CREA - El Portal de Medios para la Enseñanza STEM

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