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eSchool News

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/

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Using Authentic Video in the Language classroom

Using film and video in the classroom is motivating and fun but can be daunting for the teacher. This book guides and supports teachers with plenty of practical suggestions for activities which can be used with drama, soap opera, comedy, sports programmes and documentaries. Many of the activities will lend themselves for use with DVD and webcasts.

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Introduction
Part A
Video Drama
• Introduction
• Full-length feature films
• Other video drama
Non-fiction video
• Introduction
• Programmes about real life
• Short sequences and promotions

Part B
Activities with authentic video
• Video comprehension
• Activities (sorted alphabetically)
• Glossary

BBC Video Nation Network

"Your views and experiences on camera and online"

Video Nation is based on the social research organisation Mass Observation, set up in 1937. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves" by studying the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. They did this by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers. The Mass Observation archive is currently kept at the University of Sussex, and you can find out more at their Mass Observation website.

Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

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Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

You can search the site by subject, features, locality, contributors' surnames, region and the title of the video. Each video lists Title, Contributor, Length, Date, Source, Country, Categories
An example of a feature is REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008: "There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War."

Video Nation also lists several guidelines to improve your filming skills: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/filmingskills/)
- RECORDING SOUND
- FILMING YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- THE "HOLLYWOOD SHOT"
- LIGHTING THE SUBJECT
- FILMING CONVERSATIONS
- FILMING ACTION
- FILMING A "PIECE TO CAMERA"
- LIGHTING YOURSELF
- DEALING WITH INTERRUPTIONS

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Streaming Media in Education and their impact on teaching and learning

Subtitle: Educational best practices and some first observations of their implementation.

A review written by the eStream partnership, published in July 2005.

The main aim of this publication is to summarise the efforts of eStream undertaken to gain more insight into the impact of streaming media technology on the quality of teaching and learning. The publication, therefore, includes the learning/teaching scenarios developed by the eStream partnership, together with some conclusions. Furthermore, the publication contains considerable information on general aspects of streaming media technology in education, taking into account that readers might be beginners interested in the topic, but with little background in the thematic area. The booklet closes with a chapter dedicated to emerging developments and their impact on streaming media.

Also a German and Greek version available.

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1 Introduction
2 Streaming technology: a brief account for pedestrians
3 Learning Theories and Learning Styles
4 Information technology and education – Visions of implementation for streaming media 5 Teaching approaches: great opportunities and some pitfalls
6 Examples of implementing streaming media in education
7 The research
8 Emerging developments and their expected impact on streaming media
9 Conclusions
10 Bibliography

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George S. Ioannidis, Despina M. Garyfallidou, Vasiliki Spiliotopoulou–Papantoniou, University of Patras and School of Pedagogical and Technological Education for eStream project

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2005

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3-9500247-4-3

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150 pages

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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.

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Introduction
# Building an Interactive Classroom: The Steps
# Testing it Works
# How to Use the Classrooms
# Troubleshooting
# Case-Studies
Appendices
Glossary of Terms
World TV Standards
References and Further Reading
Websites
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Editors: Michael Hegarty, Anne Phelan, Lisa Kilbride

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1998

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ISBN-13: 9789061868675

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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

Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM), MyLabSchool Edition (4th Edition)

Organized around the four key areas of the learning cycle—Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation—the fourth edition continues to integrate the National Science Education Standards throughout. It provides methods for future teachers to foster awareness among their students of the nature of science; to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes; and to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

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Ralph Martin, Teresa Franklin, Jack Gerlovich, Colleen Sexton

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2004

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# ISBN-10: 0-205-46471-8# ISBN-13: 978-0-205-46471-5

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Inblikken van Lessen

The project "Inblikken van lessen" is about teachers making informative video's. In 2007 12 teachers from 2 highschools developed (with support) their own professional videoclips. 16 best practices, a handbook and instructional flyer are downloadable from this web page.

Het project "Inblikken van lessen" gaat over leerkrachten die informatieve video's maken. In 2007 ontwikkelden 12 leerkrachten van 2 middelbare scholen (met hulp) hun eigen professionele videoclips. De 16 beste oefeningen, een handboek en een flyer met instructies kunnen worden gedownload van deze website.

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This site shows 16 best practices / videoclips, an instructional flyer and a handbook (PDF, 38 pages):
Creating Videoclips in Education
Fase 1: The idea
Fase 2: The script
Fase 3: Shooting your clip
Fase 4. The editing
Fase 5. The rap

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Streaming video Use in your class Filming yourself Projects Video sources Video dictionary Video platform About Videoplein

Digital Video in Education

Describes the production of digital video from a teacher's and a student's pov

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Student Process
• Plan
• Produce
• Present

Teacher Process
• Plan
• Coordinate
• Assess

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Brightstorm

"Brightstorm is an online learning network for teens, teachers and parents. We founded the company with the belief that great learning starts with great teaching and wanted to give every student the opportunity to learn from the world's best teachers. We've assembled recognized teachers from around the country to develop video-based classes, offered in short, personalized formats that map to the way teens consume digital content. Each of our courses cover the core topics commonly taught in high school subjects across the United States and are designed to help high school students in classes where they need additional help in order reach their full potential and do better in school. Our courses complement in-school learning - helping teens fill in gaps and cement their knowledge to improve grades.

For students, they're given the choice of teachers and the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers. With an on-demand format, students can go at their own pace, choose their own order, and easily jump to any section in the video to parallel their own class to tailor to their own learning needs. Each course includes interactive quizzes, facts as well as bonus materials like practice problems and study guides that they use with the videos to gain a deeper understanding of the subject.

"Free sample episodes are available, but you have to pay to view a course.

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Courses:
- Algebra II
- AP U.S. Government
- AP U.S. History
- Geometry
- SAT Critical Reading
- SAT Math
- SAT Writing
- U.S. History
- Writing

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