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EU Tube

EUtube is a Youtube channel dedicated to the European Union to allow visitors to find out more about a Europe of actions and results.

The videos vary in length and type (promotional, informative, awareness raising), ... and users can comments on the videos of this video library.

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Its playlists / themes are:
- Culture, education and youth
- Energy and natural resources
- Environment, consumers and health

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Streaming Media in the Classroom

This is a review written by the eStream partnership, published on the 14th June 2004.

This handbook provides teachers (and pupils), decision makers, educational support staff in schools as well as content developers and distributors with information about state of the art streaming media technologies in education. It highlights the opportunities for their practical use in education, and offers practical, hands-on information for everyone interested in planning a streaming activity. The publication includes a selection of educational projects applying streaming media, as well as relevant tools from all over Europe and beyond.

It gathers best-practises and endeavours both technological and pedagogical issues around the educational use of streaming media.

Also available in Greek and German.

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1. Report outline
2. Executive Summary
3. Introduction
4. Streaming Explained
5. Streaming in Education
6. Creating Streamed Materials
7. Standards and Multimedia Formats
8. Future Developments
9. Case-Studies
10. Tools
11. Networking and Support Consortia
12. Glossary
13. Further Resources

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Helena Bijnens, Mathijs Bijnens, Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT for the eStream partnership

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2004

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3-9500247-3-5

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iVIE Awards

Innovative Video In Education (iVIE) is a service of the San Diego County Office of Education.

The iVIE Awards aim (among other things) to increase student achievement through visual literacy, foster the use of engaging learning environments, support innovating teachers, ... and are divided into categories of three educational levels: elementary, middle school, high school.

A separate category is not aimed at students: the "New Video in the Classroom category, replacing the Teacher Category, is now open to teachers, media specialists or other technology support providers. The objective of this video is to document the process of creating a classroom video."

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AMerican Film Institute (ScreenNation™)

American Film Institute, AFI is the American national institute providing leadership in the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. As a non-profit educational and cultural organization open to the public, AFI relies on the generous financial support from moving arts enthusiasts like you to provide funding for its programs and initiatives.
AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, preserves the legacy of America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and AFI Archives and honors artists and their work through a variety of programs and special events.

AFI ScreenNation™ is an online video posting-and-sharing community from the AFI Screen Education Center, targeted at middle- and high-school students. http:screennation.afi.com
Young people aged 13-18 produce and post their own videos, made in the classroom, in clubs and after-school programs, and beyond. Links for these videos will be posted all over the web, including social network pages, blogs, websites, emails and instant messages. AFI ScreenNation™ users can browse and view, forward, rate and tag and post comments.

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Les TIC en Classe

'Les TIC en Classe' is French for "ICT in class". It is an interactive DVD, produced and published in 2007 by the Ministry of Education in France, to motivate teachers to use ICT in the classroom. 37 films (5-7 minutes) allow the viewer/teacher to "enter" and participate in a class. Each film is supplemented by interviews with the teachers and students, educational materials and relevant links.

The DVD shows with concrete examples and situations the contribution and advantages of digital services and tools to learning, to show the actual activities of students and to encourage teachers to use the many accompanying documents (on the DVD or available online) and extend the use of ICT and examples shown in the videos.

The DVD was chosen as a medium because it allows teachers to easily access the multimedia content that interest him/her (movies, interviews with teachers or pupils, PDFs and links) and it can be viewed on any computer and all types of operating system (even old versions). The DVD features a dual navigation to discover the contents by subject in primary and secondary education (French, mathematics, modern languages, etc ...) or to browse by theme: background materials (on for instance interactive tables), involved psycho-motoric learning goals or resources, …

Presented at numerous meetings and in many institutes of teacher training, the DVD was a big hit among the teachers so it was reissued in 6000 copies, a special edition targeted at primary education and an English version of 10 films (http://www.educnet.education.fr/en/videos/ict-uses) were made in 2008 and 2009.

Project media is a DVD, but the movies and materials are also available online: http://www.educnet.education.fr/canal-educnet and DVDs are sent to teachers who request it via e-mail: usages-sdtice@education.gouv.fr. A MEDEA Showcase was also dedicated to this educational package: http://www.medea-awards.com/les-tic-en-classe.

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Primary education
Secondary education
Exhibitions and symposia
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Department of Information and Communication Technology in Education (SDTICE) of the Ministry of Education in France

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2007

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VideoLectures

The project Videolectures.Net was created at Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Europe in early 2002 in synergy with the global trends and more formal efforts by the European Union in creating a Knowledge Economy and Information Society.

Nowadays VideoLectures.NET is a wide ranged free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.

The training materials were initially limited to those being developed within the FP5, FP6, and FP7 European Framework Programs, where the web based portal Videolectures.Net is being used as an educational platform for several EU funded research projects such as PASCAL NoE, ECOLEAD NoE, SEKT IP and different organizations, among others Xerox Parc, British Telecom, Max Planck, Fraunhofer Institute, Australian National University and Carnegie Mellon. The range of countries involved and languages used varies from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

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* HOME
* MOST POPULAR
* LATEST LECTURES
* CATEGORIES
* EVENTS: workshops, conferences
* PEOPLE: list of all authors
* INTERVIEWS
* TUTORIALS
* CONTACT US

Blueprint for Interactive Classrooms: Handbook

"The Blueprint for Interactive Classrooms project is about designing and building interactive classrooms for teaching distant learners using various audio-visual technologies which allow teachers and learners to interact over a variety of telecommunications networks in a cost-effective and pedagogically sound manner.

This handbook provides step-by-step guidelines for designing, building and using interactive classrooms - tailored to specific needs - which promote telepresence with audio-visual technologies such as videoconferencing and television as the main means of communication."

You can download excerpts from some of its chapters.

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1. Introduction
2. Building an Interactive Classroom: The steps
Task 1: Designing the Teaching and Learning Activity
Task 2: Designing the Teaching and Learning Environment
Task 3: Sound: A Key Requirement
Task 4: Choosing and Buying the Technology
Task 5: Furniture and other items
Task 6: Installing the Classroom
3. Testing it Works
4. How to Use the Classrooms:
Guidelines for Teachers
Guidelines for Learners
Guidelines for Tutors and Facilitators
Guidelines for Managers
Guidelines for Production/Technical Staff
Guidelines for Cleaning and Room Maintenance Staff
5. Troubleshooting
6. Case Studies:
University College Dublin, (UCD)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (K.U.Leuven)
Université Nancy 2 (UN2)
Politecnico di Milano, (POLIMI)
Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)
Appendices
Glossary of Terms
World TV Standards
References and Further Reading
Websites
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Blueprint for Interactive Classrooms project: Lisa Kilbride, Anne Phelan, Mathy Vanbuel, Loïc Deconche, Sergio Brofferio, Luca Maderna, Tuovi Manninen, Tuomo Rintamäki, Ilija-Matias Lazarov

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1998

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