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National Geography - Video

This is a collection of hundreds of free videos from National Geographic, featuring animal videos, news videos, weather videos, nature videos, kids videos, world music videos and other most popular video content including shark videos.

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Videos by Category:
- Animals
- Daily News
- Environment
- Kids
- Music
- Science & Space
- Specials
- Travel & Cultures

Media Watch

Our goal is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Media Watch, which began in 1984, distributes educational videos, media literacy information and newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media.

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Top News
About
Donate
Take Action
Gallery
Lectures
Links
Multimedia
Events
Archives

Practical DV Filmmaking - 2nd Edition

"Written for the beginner, Practical DV Filmmaking guides you thorough the process of making a film with low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production and distribution. While the technical tools you need are fully explained, the book concentrates on filmmaking principles throughout, illustrating how these tools can be used to achieve stylistic approaches for innovative filmmaking. The book assumes no background knowledge in either technology or filmmaking and is divided into four key areas: development, production, post-production, distribution."

Media Education

“Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.

Table of contents: 

Proposal for a Modular Curriculum
Handbook for Teachers
Handbook for Students
Handbook for Parents
Handbook for Ethical Relations with Professionals
Internet Literacy Handbook
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Selected Terms for Media Education
References, Resources and Good Practices
Contributors

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

TES Connect - Teaching and Video Resources

The TES Connect is a social network that allows teachers to network, share and recommend resources including videos, and search for jobs.

The TES Connect Resources includes teaching resources all created and uploaded by other teachers in the TES community for everyone to share. With separate subject channels for every type of teacher, there are all kinds of classroom materials including lesson plans, videos, PowerPoints, games, puzzles, worksheets and tutorials.

Today, with more than 2.7 million registered online users in over 276 countries and territories, it is the world’s largest online network of teachers. More than 3.6 million resources are downloaded from the TES website a week, with eight TES resources downloaded a second.

Table of contents: 

You can search on keywords and via categories:

- Subject (a few examples are:)
- English
- Physical education
- ICT
- Modern foreign languages
- French
- Citizenship
- Geography
- Drama
- Key Stage
- Special needs
- Whole school
- Resource Type
- File Type

Anti-Anti

This multimedia supported pervasive game was created by five secondary school pupils of the Sint-Lievenscollege Ghent (Belgium) around the theme of bullying and racketeering to sensitise students against useless violence. Students participating in this 50-minute lifesize game had to search a fictitious murderer in their school through clues provided in mp3-files and video clips.

The five girls who created this game, set up a campaign to attract their fellow pupils to participate in the lifesize Cluedo game with flyers and a website. The story was that a boy in school who had bullied one of his classmates, was found dead at his school. There were four suspects, so fellow students had to find the actual killer. The creators had created video clues but separated audiotracks and videotracks so participants needed to download mp3 files in advance and once the game began at school, they could find the accompanying videos at different locations in the school and then link sound with video.

In the Dutch project website the mp3 tracks could be first downloaded (http://anti-anti.slc-gent.be - with frames - watch in Internet Explorer). The English project website shows the different videos and a segment about the game of the local news. All videos are Dutch.

This project won the MEDEA Special Jury Award 2008 and so an (English) interview with the pupils' teacher was recorded as part of the project's showcase: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/anti-anti. In the interview, he explains that the students used their own material as the school didn't have video or audiomaterial at the time.

Table of contents: 

# introductory video
# four video with clues (+ audiotracks)
# video with announcement killer
# news segment

System requirements: 
Internet Explorer for the Dutch project website (with frames)

Food Force, the First Humanitarian Video Game

Food Force serves as a classroom tool for teaching about hunger. From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency, Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan.

Comprised of 6 mini-games or “missions”, the game takes young players from an initial crisis assessment through to delivery and distribution of food aid, with each sequential mission addressing a particular aspect of this challenging process.

This site also provides teachers with resources to make their lesson plans.

Link

Format

Language

Country

Level

Author

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Year

2005

Length

game and resources

Tags

Free Rice (web vocabulary)

Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where guessing the correct meaning of a word triggers a donation of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It covers a whole range of subjects and players are now be able to test their knowledge of multiplication, world capital cities, chemical symbols, foreign languages and even the styles of famous painters. Every correct answer generates a donation of 20 grains of rice to WFP.

Link

Format

Language

Level

Author

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Year

up-to-date

Length

game

Tags

Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader, QuickTime

Cable in the classroom

Cable in the Classroom is the U.S. cable industry’s education foundation. Its mission is to foster the use of cable content and technology to expand and enhance learning for children and youth nationwide.Cable in the Classroom advocates for the visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities.

Table of contents: 

Teachers
• A Teacher’s Story
• How to get cable in your school
• Cable’s Educational TV programming and web resources
• Recording highlights monthly calendar
• Online Video
• eLECTIONS (interactive broadband game about running a political campaign)
• Windward (Interactive learning game about bearing the weather)
• Shakespeare (multimedia exploration of S.’s language and how his words have changed over the ages)
• Cable in the Classroom Magazine
• Threshold Magazine
• Media Smart
• Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards
• Newsletters
• CIC Podcasts
• News
• Events
• FAQs

Parents
• Cable Resources for Learning
• Monthly Calendar of programming
• eLECTIONS
• Windward
• Shakespeare
• Media Smart
• Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award
• Newsletters
• Cable in the Classroom Magazine
• CIC Podcasts
• News
• Events
• FAQs

Cable Resources for Learning
• On Cable TV & Web
• Recording Highlights
• Online Video
• Search TV Listings
• Learning with Cable
• Copyright & Recording
• Get Classroom Cable
• Newsletters
• Parent Tips
• Cable Company Locator
• Broadband Games
• DTV Transition

Publications

Media Smart
• Media Smart –Teachers
• Media Smart – Parents
• Digital Ethics
• Digital Safety
• Awards
• Media Smart Newsletter
• Learn More
• Point Smart. Click Safe.
• Polls & Surveys

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

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