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A Visual Manifesto

A Visual Manifesto for Language Teaching is a short film by Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy. The film examines the increasingly important role of images in our world, and how we can encourage students to engage with images more meaningfully and creatively in our educational systems.

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Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy

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Pics4Learning: free image library for education

Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting. - See more at: http://www.pics4learning.com/#sthash.chCxK8gC.dpuf

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Freeimages

Freeimages was launched in February 2001 as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. The site has evolved into the massive community you see today — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos online.

Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

WatchKnow - Free educational Videos

To provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.

Teachers, instructors and educators may suggest videos for inclusion into the directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the Internet, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe because they are vetted by teachers.

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WatchKnowLearn is managed by the non-profit Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi located in Hernando, MS, and is directed by Kerry Matthews (available at Kerry@watchknowlearn.org).

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TSL Education Ltd

Find free videos from Teachers TV to view and for download. Teachers can view relevant videos on teaching and learning in early years, primary, secondary and whole school, as well as films to help with continued professional development.

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TES Global

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MIL - Media and Information Literacy

The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and UNESCO have joined efforts developing a multi-lingual clearinghouse focusing on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). The clearinghouse’s aims at facilitating access to MIL resources on any language, creating at the same time a global network of MIL practitioners. Content can be uploaded by all registered users.

The goal is to provide a user-friendly tool which will help educators, researchers, policy makers, young media makers, and students to find the information they are looking for in a timely and organized manner. You will find information and direct links to ORGANIZATIONS from around the world that are active and are relevant to media literacy education. You can search by keywords or limit and better target your search by specifying language, country, other topics, type, etc. You can also use the world map and while having an overview of a particular area you can also identify the country you would like to search regarding media literacy education.

Content can be uploaded by all registered users. The resources can be uploaded in many different languages: French, German, Russian, Catalan, Portuguese, etc.

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2012 United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

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Prepare for Success

Prepare for Success is a free set of interactive multimedia learning resources to help international students prepare for life and study at university in the UK. Students can also use the resources on the website for language learning. The website resources are also available for educators at other institutions to use and link to for teaching purposes.

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Main navigation:
home
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About Prepare for Success
Find out how you can use Prepare for Success.
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Differences in university study
Listen to international students talking about differences in study they experienced when they came to the UK. Find out what differences there might be for you.
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The language challenge
How prepared are you for the language challenge ahead? Watch a video to learn how other international students faced the challenge when they arrived and find out how you can prepare yourself.
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Ways of being taught on your course
Explore four common ways of being taught on academic courses in the UK. Find out what to expect in a lecture, a seminar, a tutorial and a workshop.
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Preparing for online study
Do a quiz to discover how much of your time will be spent online during your studies. Listen to an academic course tutor talking about the technologies used by students that she teaches.
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Adapting to a new life
Watch a video in which students talk about the cultural challenges for students coming to the UK. Then assess yourself to find out how ready you are for them.
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Studying independently
Consider different advice about how to study independently and then assess your own study habits.
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Academic writing at university
Do a quiz to find out how prepared you are for the academic writing you will need to do on your university of college course.
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Critical thinking
Explore what critical thinking involves and identify any skills that you might need to develop.
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Studying science, engineering or technology
Find out what particular skills and abilities students studying science, engineering or technology need, and explore the range of writing tasks you may be required to do on your course.
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Understanding course assignments
Compare course assignments in the UK with those in your home country and practise interpreting essay titles set by British course tutors.
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Using what you read in your academic writing
Learn about the correct ways to reference what you read in your own writing. Find out how to avoid plagiarism.
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Your relationship with your tutors
Listen to a British student talking about his relationship with his tutors. Do a quiz to find out what to expect of tutors and lecturers in the UK.
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Using study time effectively
Discover what the best study routine for you might be. Practise organising a day's timetable for an international student on a university course in the UK.
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Managing your course work
Consider how you would manage the production of a 2000-word assignment.
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Taking part in seminars
Listen to a British tutor talking about what seminars are like and explaining what is expected of students.
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Listening to lectures
Find out how lectures in the UK might be different from those you have attended before and listen for clues in a lecture that can help your understanding.
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Reading for your course
Find out how you can manage your course reading list and learn to read more efficiently.
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Skills for presenting in seminars
Think about the skills you will need if you are asked to give a presentation on your course. Watch a video of a student presenting to identify some useful techniques.
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Working with others
Discover what group work involves and the kind of skills that students need to work together effectively.
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Preparing for course work and exams
Listen to an interview with a student comparing exams in the UK with exams in her home country. Identify ways to deal with some common course work problems.
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Settling down to study
Listen to student advice on how to settle down to study in the UK. Find out about an exciting competition for international students.
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Reaching the end and taking the next step
Do a fun quiz to find out how much you remember. Send some feedback to us on what you think of Prepare for Success.

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Prepare for Success was designed and developed by eLanguages at the University of Southampton, UK.

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Digital Literacies Toolkit

The Digital Literacies Toolkit is an interactive learning tool to help students explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and develop good practice in the use of social software. It was designed and developed by eLanguages at the University of Southampton, UK.
The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students:
- explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;
- familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;
- highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.

The website resources are available for institutions to use and link to.
Please send feedback via the site feedback form.

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8 multimedia learning resources ( designed as interactive learning objects). List of titles:

* What is digital literacy?
* Digital tools for student life
* Managing your online presence
* Using other people's digital content responsibly
* Collaborating in coursework online
* Creating and sharing digital content on your course
* Your Personal Learning Environment
* Digitally enhancing your job prospects

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eLanguages, Modern Languages, University of Southampton

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2013

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4 - 6 hours of online learning activity

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Wideo

Wideo is an online platform providing the users with a way to create, edit and share their videos for free. The service is web-based so the only requirement is a browser. Users can choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, videos and audios. By uploading one’s own audio it is possible to make videos with voiceover explanations.
The system is currently in Beta version.

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Agu De Marco and Agustin Esperon

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