First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and the companion web site is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 250,000 registered members.
On the website, there is also a recently launched student video network: http://www.eschoolnews.com/video/
“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.
Classrooms for Distance Teaching and Learning: a Blueprint
This handbook provides a step by step guide to setting up a classroom for telepresence learning. Its comprehensivecoverage includes chapters on testing it works, guidelines for the full range of users, together with troubleshooting and reference sections. There are also detailed case studies of the five distinctive learning scenarios developed by the handbook's pan-European authors, which include sites for teaching remote learners, remote and local learners, group presentation and interaction, a single learner, and a learning centre group. The handbook is a BLUEPRINT, to be read cover to cover, or dipped into for specific information as you strive to set up or fine tune your own version of an interactive classroom for distance teaching and learning.
Educational Games Research - Research and discussion concerning instructional video games
Educational Games Research Blog discusses topics related to academic research and media commentary concerning the use of video games in K-20 settings. It is maintained by John Rice, an educator, author and speaker specializing in educational technology and instructional gaming.
Teaching Music Video (Teaching Film and Media Studies)
Music video is a popular and accessible topic. The videos are familiar to students, easy to get hold of and short. And because it is always changing, it is an exciting and vibrant form to study and analyse, raising interesting questions about representations, media language, institutions and audiences. It also has considerable influence upon a range of other media and cultural artefacts globally. This teaching guide gives you what you need to approach the topic with your students.
The teaching guide can be purchased online: http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_379.html
Video Active's television archive collection
Video Active presents a vast collection of television programmes and stills from audiovisual archives across Europe. It also provides articles and comparative analysis on European TV history. Video Active makes available resources to explore the development of television in Europe, but also the televising of cultural and historical events within and across nations.
Video Active was a project funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. The consortium also maintained a blog: http://videoactive.wordpress.com
Video-Arbeit lohnt sich!
Article about using video in an academic secondary school with focus on economics.
BBC Schools - Learning resources for home and school
This site consists of games, guides, … for kids at home and in school. It also provides information for parents and teachers. Students can check out chats, message boards and more to learn in a pleasant way.
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.
Educational Video Center
The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.
The center also organises a Youth-Powered Video Film Festival.