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2. Oö. Kinder-Medien-Studie 2010

This study gives an overview about the use of media by children aged 3-10, taking into account the points of view of children, their parents and their educators. It shows that even very young children use media very frequently - mobiles, Internet and computers are very often part of their everyday lives.

3. Oö. Kinder-Medien-Studie 2012

This study gives an overview about the use of media by children aged 3-10, taking into account the points of view of children, their parents and their educators. It shows significant changes between 2007 and 2012: Generally, the world of media is explored by the children in a playful way. Audio or video are used much more frequently in education compared to the previous studies; many children aged 6-10 already are into web 2.0 and social media. However, parents are aware of the possible dangers of the Internet and request information on using it safely.

1. Oö. Kinder-Medien-Studie 2007

In 2007, Education Group conducted its first study on the use of media by children aged 3-10, taking into account the points of view of children, their parents and their educators.

Medien-Studien der Education Group

Since 2007, Education Group conducts annual studies which focus either on the media behaviour of children aged between 3 and 10 years or of youth aged between 11 and 18.

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KidsTube - free educative video resources for your students

KidsTube is a free educative video resource for educators featuring thousands of approved and filtered videos, images and blogs: all of them are kids safe and/or specifically meant just for kids.
The website also allows to upload one’s own videos and create groups or join others’ groups and engage in educative discussions in such an awesome community of people.
It is possible to browse and watch videos without being registered. The registration is needed, though, to upload and share videos. The user-friendly interface makes the website simple to use.

1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info

The French website 1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info contains hundreds of contents (articles, videos, activities, dossiers, games, interactive sheets) on many different topics, ranging from Art, Literature, History, Biology, Science, to media literacy, sport, actualities.
The contents are aimed at the use in primary education classrooms. Each content is composed by attractive images, clear and short texts and a list of related contents for further deepening.
The teacher section provides them with “The highlights of the week”, files to download for the use in the classroom and an overview of the news and activities of the week.

Kindersite project

The Kindersite has 1,000s of links to games, songs and stories (not necessarily educationally focused) for young children and it is designed for kinder, child-care, preschool, kindergartens, elementary, primary schools and Special needs plus homeschool, libraries and the home.
The website offers early learners, with the aid of care-givers, a tool to find and use contents in the form of games, songs and stories.
Through a graphical interface it is possible for the child, alone or with assistance, to select contents. The content that is found to be most engaging or requested by a child can be added to a personal list, via an updateable 'My page' mechanism. It will also be possible for caregivers to build a 'my page' for a child with recommendations or required games.

Lahore International Children's Film Festival (LICFF)

The Lahore International Children's Film Festival is a Project of The Little Art to showcase the best of
local and international films made by, for, about children in Pakistan and around the world. It also aims to promote media literacy among children and young people through workshops and screening of meaningful films, and to promote children as film makers, while training them in the art of film making and exhibiting their work in the festival.

Effectiveness of video as an instructional medium in teaching rural children agricultural and environmental sciences

Author: Babalola Isiaka, Lagos State University, Nigeria

This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of video in comparison with selected instructional media for teaching primary school pupils Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. It examined also the effect of gender and grade on the performance of the pupils taught with four instructional media. 240 pupils from 3 rural primary schools in Badagry Local government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria, were taught three topics drawn from Agriculture and Environmental sciences. The non-randomized quasi-pretest posttest experimental design was used in finding out which of the pupils in the four experimental groups – video, realia, charts and No instructional media performed best. The study revealed that the pupils taught with the video performed equally as well as those taught with real objects (Realia). While both groups performed significantly better than those taught with chart and without instructional medium. There was no significant difference in performance based on the gender. With regards to grade (Primary 5 and 6), only the group taught without instructional medium had a significant difference. The pupils in Primary 6 did better than those in Primary 5. The study concludes that video is as effective as the traditional teacher in teaching Primary school children Agriculture and Environmental issues. This confirms the assertion of many researchers of the potential of using video as an instructional medium in teaching varying subjects to adults, youths and children in the formal school system. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. The four methods that can be used by the teacher were recommended. An organisational structure in each state and video equipment needed for effective take off of the video programme in Primary schools in Nigeria were suggested.

(originally published in International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2007, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 105-114.)

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INTRODUCTION
METHODOLOGY
RESULT AND DISCUSSION
- Performance of the pupils in each treatment group in the achievement tests
- Establishing significance with LSD at 5% (3.125)
- Gender and class difference in pupils’ performance among the treatment groups
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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