ICT in education resources from UNESCO

The UNESCO Bangkok "ICT in Education" provides helpful material about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Asia-Pacific education. Here is some material that has recently been added.

ICT Resources for Teachers CD-ROM

This CD-ROM contains a set of ICT-based resources for teaching and learning of science, mathematics and language for secondary-level students, including simulations, video clips, interactive learning objects for quizzes, animation, and other kinds of multimedia learning activities.

The materials are organized according to subjects and a separate directory is provided to give an overall view of the types of resources available. This CD-ROM, titled “ICT Resources for Teaching and Learning of Science, Mathematics and Language”, was created as part of the UNESCO SchoolNet Project, “Strengthening ICT in Schools and SchoolNet project in ASEAN Setting”.

Web Tools for Educators CD-ROM

This CD-ROM, “Web Tools for Educators”, contains free web-based tools (computer software that is accessible via the Internet) that are useful for people working in the education field. In particular, this CD-ROM contains software that teachers can use to enhance teaching and learning, and software that education administrators can use to improve productivity and efficiency.

Each of the tools on this CD-ROM comes with a “tutorial” which explains what the tool can be used for and what its educational or efficiency advantages are. In addition, clear instructions are provided regarding how to download and install the tools.

Multimedia Resources CD-ROM

When creating local teaching and learning materials, teachers often need to incorporate multimedia such as clip art, presentation backgrounds and audio clips. This CD-ROM is a collection of such multimedia resources, compiled by the UNESCO ICT in Education Unit. Teachers can utlize these resources freely and share them with colleagues.

Free and Open Source Software CD-ROM

The UNESCO Bangkok ICT in Education Unit has created a CD-ROM which contains a selection of free and open source software (FOSS) tools, useful for a variety of contexts.

The software on the CD-ROM are divided into the following categories: audio and video; games; graphics; internet; learning; office; and utilities. Each software application has been thoroughly tested and verified by a team from the ICT in Education Unit, to ensure its effectiveness and safety. The software have also been checked to make sure that they do not include any viruses, adware, malware or spyware. This CD-ROM may be used and copied freely, and distributed among educators, students, and any others who would like to use it, thanks to the flexible licensing terms of the software developers.

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