HeSCA Media Festivals
HeSCA Media Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media promoted by the Health and Science Communications Association. Their goal is to showcase and recognize individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.
A select number of the productions entered in the competition are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, in Arizona. The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience. For the Video Festival there are six categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) / Medical Health Reports (MHR).
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.
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.
Film & Sound Online
"Film & Sound Online is a JISC-funded set of collections of film, video and sound material. Several hundred hours of high-quality material are available for download, either in full or as segments, and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research." You can view a sample of some videoclips to preview the collection.
Inside Cancer - Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology
The different aspects of cancer are touched upon through animations, video with narration / sound effects or only slides/audio with doctors and researchers (transcript available).
This site also offers the option of Teacher Center, "to help your students understand how modern molecular and cellular genetics are integrated into ideas about cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment." By registering teachers receive access to the Inside Cancer Atomizer, a tool for building custom multimedia presentationswith content from Inside Cancer and other DNALC Internet sites.
Besides that there is also the Inside Cancer Lesson Plan Wiki community at http://teachercenter.insidecancer.org/icwiki/index.php/Main_Page where teachers can view, share and discuss related lesson plans.
Discovery Education streaming
"Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards."
In the subsection for Science for instance, students can browse and work actively with several interactive games / videos and experiments: On its web page http://discoveryeducation.com/products/science/middle.cfm you can try out one item of the following interactive sources:
- Interactive Videos (with hotspots which give more information when you hover over items)
- Integrated Science Simulations
- Virtual Labs (interactive games about acids & bases for instance)
- Explorations (for instance mixing colors with light in an interactive experiment)
- Science Sleuths, where students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more. Each episode features important life, earth, and physical science concepts
Video Modeling for Individuals with Autism: A Review of Model Types and Effects
Arizona State University Abstract Efficacy research on video modeling as an instructional approach for individuals with autism has been found to be a promising area for teachers and researchers. Over the last three decades the literature has shown successful use of video modeling for teaching a variety of social, academic, and functional skills. The purpose of this literature review is to describe one specific aspect of video modeling, namely, to examine video modeling studies from the perspective of the impact of the model. To this end studies have been categorized as models using adults, peers, self, point-of-view, and mixed model approaches. Descriptive summaries and analyses of outcomes are provided for each study. As a group, individuals with autism appear to have strengths processing visual stimuli (Bryan & Gast, 2000; Hodgdon, 1995) resulting in many instructional strategies comprised of a heavy emphasis on visual cues; for example, PECS, Social Stories, and individualized multimedia activity schedules (Bondy & Frost, 1994; Charlop-Christy, Carpenter, Le,...
LeMill calls itself a web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources: LeMill is a web community of (in 2008) 3178 teachers and other learning content creators. At the moment LeMill has 1468 reusable learning content resources, 300 descriptions of teaching and learning methods, and 480 descriptions of teaching and learning tools.
Video Modeling: A Visual Teaching Method for Children with Autism
The techniques described in Video Modeling form an easy-to-use method for developing and strengthening communication, academic, play, social and self-help skills in children with autism. Parents, educators, friends, and relatives with access to a camcorder may be able to make a difference in the life of a child with autism simply by creating videos.
"The site enables journalists to illustrate European subjects through the distribution of video reports that can be ordered directly on-line. These video reports are also accompanied by a full description of the images used in each film, transcripts of the commentary and interviews."
This video repository is targeting journalists who would like to include the videos in their segments, but the videos are viewable online and could be shown in classes.
This site is managed by MOSTRA on behalf of the European Commission.