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.
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
30th SAARMSTE ConferenceThe central theme of the three-day event: “Embracing Change and Transformation in a Technologically Enhanced Environment through Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Research.”
International Day of EducationThe United Nations Day of Action draws attention to the important role of education for peace and development – this year’s motto: Changing Course, Transforming Education.
International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceEqual access to science, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are the focus of the UN Day of Action.
Open Education WeekUntil March 11, OE Week once again invites you to discover new OER projects, to participate in the range of events, or to actively contribute with your own content.
World Water DayThis year, the United Nations Global Day of Action focuses on the issue of groundwater.
Open Education Global ConferenceThe three-day in-person congress in Nantes will be all about the implementation of the UNESCO OER recommendation.
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.”
CREA launches – Our new education portal for Latin America
Centro de Recursos Educativos Abiertos, or CREA, is our new home for the materials of the previous „Portal de Medios“, combined with a variety of additional educational offerings developed by our cooperation network in Latin America. Everything will remain the same for German- and English-speaking users.
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.
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.
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: Online training on Computational Thinking
In the discussion of what skills students need to be well prepared for living in the digital world, Computational Thinking has gained importance. It promotes critical and analytical thinking and specifically enables systematic problem-solving processes to be effectively integrated into STEM lessons. Our new training section provides an interactive training on Computational Thinking: It offers insights into the topic and shows how it can be enhanced in class.
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.