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The Science Laboratory

The physical demo site in Patras has been set up for one part the Science Laboratory of the University of Patras, School of Education. The Science Laboratory is dedicated to carrying out research in Science Education, including the application of science and ICT in education. The laboratory has expertise in evaluating new products and testing them for educational use, be these software, hardware, and/or methods of implementation in class. On a yearly basis, more than 180 future primary school teachers are trained here. The Laboratory also carries out in-service training for teachers in its particular fields of expertise.

Within eStream, schools are invited to come to the university for a day in order to explore the demo site. 15 different science videos (science experiments), produced by the Science Laboratory, can be viewed at the demo site, together with the theoretical background to the experiments, via a website set up to this end:

This is a small web site with recorded science experiments to explain scientific concepts in an understandable manner. The experiments on video are related to theory explanations on the site: http://estream.upatras.gr/index.html.

Also in Greek available: http://users.sch.gr/spilios/air1.htm

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e-Streaming Video Clips / recorded experiments such as "An artificial lung", "The atmospheric pressure", ...
Theory explanations such as
1 Pressure of Gases – Atmospheric Pressure
2 Hydrostatic Pressure
3 Fluid Pressure
4 The History of atmospheric pressure.
5 Barometers - Vacuum pumps
6 Homework - an old tale with camels and caravans

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University of Patras for eStream project

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2007

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LeMill

LeMill calls itself a web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources: LeMill is a web community of (in 2008) 3178 teachers and other learning content creators. At the moment LeMill has 1468 reusable learning content resources, 300 descriptions of teaching and learning methods, and 480 descriptions of teaching and learning tools.

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The site is divided in the categories Content, Methods, Tools, Community.

Temoa Knowledge Hub

Temoa is a knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools.

- It contains selected educational resources, described and evaluated by an academic community.
- Resources categorized by area of knowledge, educational level and language, among others.
- Provides a friendly search engine through intuitive filters.
- Allows the creation of communities around educational resources.

The resources, covering numerous subjects, are available in many formats including video.

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Center for Innovation in Technology and Education (Innov@TE), the Tecnológico de Monterrey

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HotMath - Free Sample Math Videos

This video repository site is a subsection of the HotMath web site, and to view videos you have to subscribe and pay a fee. There are however a few sample free videos, in which a lively person explains a few concepts of math with 2 perspectives: one of the talking head (Picture-in-Picture) and one of the board on which he's writing.

Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard explains how "stuff" or waste affects our communities at home and abroad. "The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world." The video can be divided into chapters, explains concepts with simple examples and in a humorous way.

Video in the classroom

Video in the Classroom was founded in 2003 by Mathew Needleman to focus on video production in the elementary grades. The site was recently relaunched to showcase the work of elementary educators from across the country and provide additional how-to information, additional links, and a complete redesign.

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About
View Films
Make Films
Blogs
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DNA from the beginning

DNA From the Beginning is organized around key concepts of classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetics organization and control. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.

This site and its sections or chapters include references, images and a bit of information on several key figures in these areas such as Mendel, Miescher, Levene ...

The feature "option" is a basic game / quiz in which your knowledge is tested.

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3 Main sections:
- Classical Genetics
- Molecules of Genetics
- Genetic Organization and Control

Each topic has subsections:
- animation
- image gallery
- video interviews
- problem
- biographies
- links

More detailed index: http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/dnaftbref.html

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Flash Player and QuickTime

The association for Media Literacy

Media literacy is an educational initiative that aims to increase students' understanding and enjoyment of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how the media construct reality. AML is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the mass media, the techniques used by media industries, and the impact of these techniques. Media literacy also aims to provide students with the ability to create their own media products.

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What is Media literacy
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Association for Media Literacy

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europarlTV

This streaming portal collects and shares videos related to its four themes: yourParliament, yourVoice, youngEurope, parliamentLive. YourParliament "today inside the parliament" is a news channel with debates, interviews, analysis and plenary sessions. There are often several subtitles and audio (dubbed voices) available to accommodate the different languages.

Digivideo.fi

Digivideo.fi is a Finnish video enthusiasts website where you can find the latest news, topical articles and a lively discussion forum. It links to a Digivideo wiki as well.

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Discussions
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Wiki
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Digital Video Association

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Sivustoa ylläpitää Digivideoyhdistys / Film and Video Association.

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