Chemistry: All About You
Çhemistry: All About You - Teach chemistry in a fun and innovative way is a website whereteachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You" developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching.
Video, teachers'guidelines, lesson plans, documents and experiment modules are available on the website.
Filmmaking Educational Program
The Doha Film Institute (DFI), in Qatar, is an umbrella organisation bringing all of Qatar’s various film initiatives under a single banner. The Institute offers year-round educational programmes of film making for young people, aiming to inspire and support a new generation of Qatari, regional and international filmmakers. These programmes include a full range of high-level courses, from intensive film labs with internationally acclaimed directors to cultural partnerships with other leading film institutions around the world, informative panel discussions, animation classes, weekend workshops and hands-on professional training. Educational support and resources are available to cinephiles of all ages and grants are offered to individuals wanting to make short films, who live in the Middle east.
On the website, video resources are available for each section of the "WORKSHOPS AND LABS" menu (see also the Additional Information below).
Xplore Health is a European educational portal on cutting-edge health research that offers innovative multimedia and hands-on experiences to young people through the internet, schools and science centres and museums. This project's aims are: to bridge the gap between research and education, to inspire future researchers, to promote scientific literacy and to stimulate dialogue.
On the Xplore Health website, you can find a multimedia gallery with lots of videos, games and experiments and various resources for educators such as classroom activities, educators' guides and experiments protocols.
MediaCollege.com is a free educational website containing tutorials, reference and other audio and video resources in all areas of electronic media production.
Through engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community, SchoolsWorld supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. It provides instant access to up to date professional development videos and resources, practical tips and lesson ideas.
Level 7, created in 2010 by Careersbox (UK - http://www.careersbox.co.uk), is a modular job application and interview techniques film programme. Aimed at students who are preparing for the world of work, who are often confronted with a disconnect in what is expected by the commercial world and what resources are available to the education world, this project is meant to better prepare and inform young people around the expectations of an employer whilst supporting teachers with an engaging technology based platform to help them do their job more effectively.
This program is designed to offer real employer feedback to help guide young people (aged 14-17) into the world of work. They, as well as information, advice and guidance professionals across all UK schools can use the resources. Due to its delivery method (online, as well as embedded in to schools’ Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), on DVD), Level 7 has been used in a number of contexts but its primary use has been in careers guidance, citizenship and work readiness classes and it can be used in the classroom, at home or with parents or other key influencers.
The pay-off for the employer audience is better prepared applicants who can make the most of their opportunity to join an organisation and Level 7 can help young people raise their confidence levels when seeking employment.
A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/level-7
ASBCAST Mini Lectures
The ASBCAST Mini Lectures ("Vigtigheden af kommunikation ved yringerat") from the Aarhus School of Business (ASB - http://www.asb.dk), University of Aarhus (http://www.au.dk/en) in Denmark are short videos that discuss several subjects of business communication. The viewer (student, teacher of external person) gets a short introduction to a theory, an issue or a current problem from the perspective of researchers from ASB. These mini lectures are targeted at students of degree programmes at bachelor and master level in business and communication studies at ASB, with an age range between 19 and 28 years old. The materials can be used as a standalone mini lecture or as part of a face-to-face lesson as they are reusable.
Students use the materials from home (on their computer or iPod) or in class, and the lecturers make use of the videos in class as well or in blended learning. “With more and more videos being recorded with international guest professors, it also gives students theopportunity to put a face on the authors of some of their reading materials. We have found that many students actually use the videos to supplement their reading material and as a preparation help before exams. With all the standard tools for embedding, sharing and syndicating, the videos are easily distributed and integrated by students, teachers and others.”
The English version of the project is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/asbcast#p/search/0/BqHeujLHPkw.
You can also find a more detailed English description of the project on the MEDEA Awards showcase, at http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/asbcast-mini-lectures.
This web-based court introduction (Rättegångsskolan på webben), created by the lawyer and information officer Ulf Hjerppe and administered by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (http://www.brottsoffermyndigheten.se), explains what happens before, during and after court proceedings to those people who are required to make an appearance in court (crime victims, witnesses, relatives and perpetrators).
A more detailed English description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/court-introduction
JISC Digital Resources
This is a website run by JISC in the UK which provides advice, guidance and training on the creation and use of digital media resources. JISC Digital Media also offer an interesting newsletter called Intermedia which includes news on forthcoming events as well as articles on a variety of relevant topics. The Digital Media service is offered to the UK's Further and Higher Education community and covers creating digital media resources (specifically still im-ages, moving images and sound resources), delivering digital media resources to users, using digital media resources to support teaching, learning and research and managing both small and large scale digitalisation projects.
The JISC Digital Media newsletter is also available here: http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/newsletter/
This multimedia supported pervasive game was created by five secondary school pupils of the Sint-Lievenscollege Ghent (Belgium) around the theme of bullying and racketeering to sensitise students against useless violence. Students participating in this 50-minute lifesize game had to search a fictitious murderer in their school through clues provided in mp3-files and video clips.
The five girls who created this game, set up a campaign to attract their fellow pupils to participate in the lifesize Cluedo game with flyers and a website. The story was that a boy in school who had bullied one of his classmates, was found dead at his school. There were four suspects, so fellow students had to find the actual killer. The creators had created video clues but separated audiotracks and videotracks so participants needed to download mp3 files in advance and once the game began at school, they could find the accompanying videos at different locations in the school and then link sound with video.
In the Dutch project website the mp3 tracks could be first downloaded (http://anti-anti.slc-gent.be - with frames - watch in Internet Explorer). The English project website shows the different videos and a segment about the game of the local news. All videos are Dutch.
This project won the MEDEA Special Jury Award 2008 and so an (English) interview with the pupils' teacher was recorded as part of the project's showcase: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/anti-anti. In the interview, he explains that the students used their own material as the school didn't have video or audiomaterial at the time.