Explania – excellent animated explanations

explania-logoI would like to share a great website with lots of potential to teachers, that I stumbled upon recently.

It is called Explania.com and it has a growing range of excellent animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos.

These animations are not only well made but are made free for anyone to use via a creative commons licence. Teachers can use them in class or even embed them within their websites, blogs or wikis.

I applaud Instruxion the company  behind Explania.com for funding the animations via sponsorship and encouraging their use via the creative commons licence.

I really hope they get a lot of support and their selection of videos continue to grow.

I have embeded two videos from their website below.

History of the Internet from Melih Bilgil on Vimeo.


The Human Heart Explania

 

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The Gamification of Education Infographic

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