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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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CEOP's Thinkuknow Internet safety

Thinkuknow is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - the UK's national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children. It provides training and education resources for practitioners to use with children and young people to increase their understanding of online safety.
The web page is dedicated to children of different age groups, teachers and parents.

Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University

The Greek Ministry of Education - Educational RadioTelevision, along with the University of Crete - Faculty of Education, Department of Preschool Education, organised the scientific meeting 'Using media to support learning from pre-school through to University' on 31 May 2013 in Greece. This meeting explored how the use of media supports learning and provided not only the means to enhance the learning process and make it more accessible and engaging as media can also play a significant role in fostering creativity and innovation. The event brought together several experts and experienced practitioners who shared their ideas and experiences in creating and using media resources to support learning in various contexts, the importance of media literacy and role of communities of practice at a European level in supporting the exchange of experience and know-how.

Sofia Papadimitriou presented Educational RadioTelevision (Greece), a multimedia platform connected to social networks which offers students and teachers the environment and the tools to design and create their own multimedia projects. She also presented the methodology for the pedagogical use of video in class and the benefits of publishing and disseminating videos in social networks.

Michail Kalogiannakis, lecturer at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete in Greece explored the use of digital media in early childhood education.

Sally Reynolds from ATiT (Belgium) presented the MEDEA Awards and showed samples of award-winning entries as well as presented the new Media & Learning Association and the many communications and collaboration channels associated with the Media & Learning network.

Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT (Belgium) presented REC:all and the potential of lecture capture in universities and higher education institutions.

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Sofia Papadimitriou (Educational RadioTelevision, Greece), Michail Kalogiannakis (University of Crete, Greece), Sally Reynolds and Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium)

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2013

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8 presentations

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