LUTube - University of Leeds channel
LUTube is a service from the Leeds University that allows staff and students to share and watch online videos. On the website you can find a lot of different educational and informative kind of videos.
JISC MediaHub Blog
MediaHub is a new JISC-funded service, which makes available collections:
- held by MediaHub. You can view and download the videos, images and sounds, if your college or university subscribes to MediaHub. Institutions can subscribe to MediaHub via the JISC Collections website.
- held on websites that can be accessed by any internet user, without a password.
- held on websites that may require a password for access. You will link from MediaHub to the external website, then login (if you have a valid password), to view or download the resource.
Making Movies with Moviestorm, A guide for schools
This manual is meant for schools to learn to use Moviestorm, a 3D animation software (see the resource http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/moviestorm). Moviestorm enables the user to have a full virtual production of a movie, from conceptualisation to production and distribution. You can create and customise 3D sets and characters and film from multiple angles.
TrueTube is a website for schools with videos, lesson plans and assembly plans for PSHE, RE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 & 4.
Launched in 2007, TrueTube now has a repository of high-quality short films on social, moral and ethical issues, made by young people. Many of the films are accompanied by lesson plans to support their use in the classroom.
You can view an introductory video to TrueTube here: http://www.truetube.co.uk/hidden-theme/training-vids/intro-to-truetube
Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.
You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.
In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.
MEL SIG Podcasting Resources
The UK-based Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MEL SIG) brings together practitioners from higher and Further Education in the UK to share their experience and expertise in the uses and benefits of podcasting (both audio and video) to support learning and teaching.
They have emerged from the Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Special Interest Group and have a wealth of useful resources available on their wiki (http://pppsig.podomatic.com) for people interested in using podcasting for teaching purposes, both staff and student generated. These resources include ideas and examples of podcasting, research papers and practical advice.
MoLeTV - Media on-demand
This media on-demand service is aimed primarily at staff and students in post-16 education colleges in England although it also welcomes all organisations involved in education including schools.
MoLeTV allows users to upload media in most of the common formats - AVI, MP4, MP3, Windows Media, Quicktime
and FLV and will convert to Adobe Flash Video for streaming, Windows Media, MP4 and 3GP.
MoLeTV is part of the Mobile Learning Network MoLeNET (http://www.molenet.org.uk), a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning. Collaboration at national level involves participating institutions and the Learning and Skills Council LSC (http://www.lsc.gov.uk/) sharing the cost of projects introducing or expanding mobile learning and the LSN (http://www.lsnlearning.org.uk/) providing a support and evaluation programme.
Learning on Screen Awards - Entries 2011
Here you can find a full list of entries to the 2011 Learning on Screen Awards held in London on Thursday 24th March 2011, which celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.
The main objective of the EU project E-Motion is to improve learning of pupils by introducing a course at school of the latest musical technologies (computer - music), to improve, as a consequence, their scientific and general knowledge and, as a result, to reduce school drop out.
The creation of a social network of digital music let the students be in touch and express their ideas about what they are learning and musical tracks they are composing.
The innovative use of ICTs in music make the youngsters cope also with maths, physics and informatics, which are of diverse complexity. The participation in the E-Motion approach require they learn other subjects i.e. history and geography, face social and political issues of other Countries and meet diverse cultures.
The National Education Network
The National Educational Network is a collaborative network of regional education within the UK, providing reliable broadband connections, a safe, secure and reliable learning environment and direct access to a growing range of online services and digital content.
Examples include the following resources: Unlocking the Archives (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/unlocking-the-archives) and British Pathe (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/british-pathe).