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Australian Children's Television Foundation

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience.

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About us
• Introduction
• Staff
• Board of Directors
• Annual Report
• Corporate Plan
• Submissions/Articles
• ARACY

Distribution
• Introduction
• Producation Search
• Team
• Contact

Learning Centre
• Introduction
• Teaching Materials
• Search
• Advanced Search
• Senior Resources
• Catalogue
• Education News
• Kahootz
• Professional Development
• Contact
• ACTF Schools (About, Advisory Schools, School Resources)

Productions
• Introduction
• Awards and Reviews
• ACTF Production Websites
• Productions

Funding
• Introduction
• Types of support
• Funding Approvals
• Applications
• Other Resources
• Kids 360

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News
• Care for kids
• Education News

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Practical guidelines for teaching with video conferencing

The guidelines that follow have been prepared to help you become more familiar with the equipment and help you to plan and prepare your course for delivery with video conferencing. They have been developed by the Learning in Virtual Environments (LIVE) research group at De Montfort University. The guidelines have been written to provide practical help and advice to staff new to video conferencing. They do not attempt to provide a comprehensive review of the field or to evaluate the effectiveness of video conferencing.

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Contents
# Introduction
# Some key issues
# Getting familiar video conferencing
# Making the most of the visual display equipment
# Using a spreadsheet for preparation of a session for video delivery
# Involving students
# Organisational and management considerations
# Appendix one: Using a spreadsheet to plan your session
# Appendix two: Checklist of tasks to undertake before course is ready to deliver via video conferencing

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J.Burns, R.Lander, S.Ryan, R.Wragg, Learning in Virtual Environments Research Group, De Montfort University

Year

2004

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Flick School

A practical podcast for CURIOUS teachers and learners looking to be more creative and digitally fit in today’s classrooms. I will post a podcast every week focusing on a variety of multimedia topics. I will share ideas, projects, tips, interviews, & creativity workouts (called “noodling”) with you.

Also, given the interactivity of the web, I will post and share ideas from other teachers who are using the powerful tools of multimedia in their everyday class. I hope this is a useful resource for you. I have learned so much from others. It’s my turn to share with you!

Metro Magazine

Metro magazine is published by the Australian Teachers of Media, (ATOM). ATOM also publishes Screen Education magazine; study guides and education kits; The Moving Image series of monographs; and web sites for feature films, documentaries and television programs. ATOM also runs The Education Shop and The Speakers’ Bureau.

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Magazines
• Metro Magazine
• Screen Education
• Writers
• Style Guide

Resources
• The Education Shop
• Study Guides
• Moving Image

Services
• NFSA’s Schools Program
• Screening PD & Seminars
• The Speakers’ Bureau
• EnhanceTV ATOM Awards
• Email Lists

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Screen It

Screen It is Australia's national moving image competition for school students.

Designed to encourage imagination and inventiveness in Australia's primary and secondary school students, Screen It fosters a new generation of young moving image makers.

In 2008 entrants are asked to create works responding to the theme of 'Australian Identity'.

What does it mean to be Australian today? How may this change in the future? What has it meant in the past?

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Primary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Klick & Play or Game Maker)

Secondary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Adobe Flash or Game Maker)

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Year

up-to-date

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Designing Video and Mulitmedia for Open and Flexible Learning

"This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality learning material, covering:

* what to teach on video and how to teach it
* when to choose and how to use other media for teaching
* a framework of pedagogic design principles for video and multimedia
* practical development advice for interactive multimedia.

With insights into the comprehensive process of designing, developing and managing distance learning materials, this book will appeal to those involved in course development, educational video, audiovision and interactive multimedia design, as well as to students of general video and multimedia production."

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Study Guide: How you might use this book

Part 1: Techniques and Teaching Functions that Exploit Video's Strengths, Adding Pedagogic Value
1. Video that adds cognitive value or skills value
2. Video that adds experiential value
3. Video that adds nurturing value

Part 2: Optimal media selection and deployment
4. Matching media attributes to learning tasks and functions

Part 3: Pedagogic Screenwriting Principles for Video
5. Screenwriting for video in educational multimedia: an overview of the screenwriting principles
6. Screenwriting for video in educational multimedia: in-depth coverage of the screenwriting principles

Part 4: Picture-word Synergy for Audiovision and Multimedia
7. Principles of picture-word synergy for Audiovision
8. Screenwriting principles for a multimedia package - picture word synergy for mutltimedia with audio commentary

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Jack Koumi for the Open and Flexible Learning Series

Year

2006

ISBN

ISBN-10: 0-415-38303-X ISBN-13: 978-0-415-38304-5

Length

220 pages (without appendix)

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