The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
Looking for high-quality teaching material?
The Media Portal offers more than 4,300 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, 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
International Youth DayWith the international day of action, the United Nations draws attention to the needs and problems of young people and calls for solidarity.
World Literacy DayBeing able to read and write is the prerequisite for a self-determined life. But there are over 750 million illiterate persons worldwide. The UNESCO Day of Action seeks to highlight this situation and draw attention to the importance of literacy.
Creative Commons SummitFrom September 20-24, Creative Commons will be hosting online workshops, lectures, and discussions.
OE Global ConferenceThis year's five-day online conference is dedicated entirely to the UNESCO OER recommendations. It will be continued as a face-to-face event in Nantes in May 2022.
International Day for Universal Access to InformationWith this day of action, the UN is campaigning for freedom of information worldwide. In 2021, the focus is on the importance of laws to enforce this human right.
World Teachers‘ DayThe UNESCO Day of Action highlights the important role of teachers in quality education.
Online lessons and distance learning
School closures are very challenging for all of you. In addition to the about 4,300 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.
How many acres are on your plate?
Mathematically, the amount of arable land per person in the world is 2,000 m². Food and everything else one person needs should grow on this field. In show gardens and on a website for children aged 10 and up, the international project of the Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft is showing what this looks like in reality.
Participate and discover: Open Education Week 2021
This year’s international OE Week will show how multifaceted and lively the OER movement is. From March 1 to 5, committed players worldwide will virtually provide insights into their latest projects, share their experiences in webinars, and present exciting teaching and learning media.
UNESCO’s new teacher’s guide takes on global waste
Small actions lead to big results! UNESCO’s new teacher’s guide “Trash Hack – Action learning for sustainable development” offers great ideas for addressing the topic of waste in the classroom. Action-based activities show how students can help tackle this global problem with small changes in their daily lives.
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.
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: Flash has moved to HTML
We’ve done it! We have gradually converted all of our Flash media to HTML format. As a result, around 450 media and over 40 interactive whiteboards are available again on the Media Portal in three languages for use in class. You can load them directly as usual in all current browsers, including on mobile devices. You don’t have to install or upgrade anything because Firefox, Opera, Safari, and other browsers support HTML format.
New on the Media Portal: WBT on being an Agripreneur
The two-part Web-Based Training Vocational Orientation – Being an agripreneur, that was first published on atingi, is now available on the Media Portal and accessible without registration. It gives an overview of the job Agripreneur through personal insights from people working in the field, information on job-relevant skills, and knowledge on natural science regarding the occupation. The content is created for self-learning.
New: Media package on algorithms
Automated processes such as navigation, traffic lights, and analysis of personal data online involve algorithmic systems. The media package Algorithms in our everyday lives covers how these systems work, where they occur, and what we should know about them. It comprises 23 multimedia files with increasing levels of difficulty for information technology, engineering, business education, ethics, and civics and politics starting from grade 7.
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.