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As we see more media available online, it is nice to see some freebies once in a while. Here’s a few of my favorites (I realize that some of these have a science bias):

  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation offers a free subscription to Edutopia, which seeks to discover new teaching methods and to make use of technology in education.
  • Want streaming music for free? Try The Music Genome Project at You can login and enter a style of music or your favorite band, and the site will find similar music.
  • Subscirbe for free to Harper’s Magazine Weekly Review email newsletter, written by Paul Ford. “It’s a sentence-by-sentence snapshot of the awe-inspiring, humbling, infuriating, and funny events that happened in the preceding seven-day period” (from Boing Boing)
  • The National Center for Biotechnology ( offers online science texts for free.
  • NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) has a Science Teachers’ Grab Bag, where you can find free/inexpensive teaching resources including lesson plans, interactive websites, videos, activities and much more!
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biointeractive website offers free materials for educators including their holiday lecture series videos/DVS, and even some interactive software!
  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences offers free copies of its publications, ranging from chemistry to biotechnology and all of the medical advances in between.
  • Wisconline (The Wisconsin Online Resource Center) offers multimedia (videos, flash animations, etc) on a variety of subjects to registered users – not just science!