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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.

Table of contents: 

Sections:
- Hallmarks of Cancer
- Causes and Prevention
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Pathways to Cancer

Sitemap lists all subsections: http://www.insidecancer.org/sitemap.html

System requirements: 
Flash Player

Videoplein

Videoplein is a site about online video in education, targeted at teachers who want to learn more about this subject. The web site gathers information on the use of video, publications and links to relevant online sources. It's also possible to enroll in workshops to learn to use video in your own lessons.

It has 4 subsites focusing on video in class, videoconferencing, experts on a distance and videoplatform MediaMosa.

Videoplein is een site over online video's in het onderwijs, gericht aan leerkrachten die bij willen leren over dit onderwerp. De website verzamelt informatie over het gebruik van video's, publicaties en links naar relevante bronnen online. Het is eveneens mogelijk om zich aan te melden voor workshops om het gebruik van video's in je eigen lessen te leren.

Het heeft 4 subsites die focussen op video in de klas, videoconferencing, experten vanop een afstand en videoplatform MediaMosa.

KIDSNET

KIDSNET helps children, families and educators intelligently access the educational opportunities available from television, radio and multimedia sources. KIDSNET does this by encouraging media literacy in children and a commitment to educational excellence in broadcasters.

Table of contents: 

What is KIDSNET?
KIDSNET Philosophy
Media Guide
Media News
Teacher Guides
KIDSNET Blog
KIDSNET Calendar

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Literacy for the 21st Century: 2nd Edition

This book provides an overview & orientation guide to media literacy education with CML's plain language introduction to the basic elements of inquiry-based media education.

How does media literacy relate to the construction of media? How can critical thinking be taught and learned while students are producing media? It's not enough to know how to press buttons on technological equipment: thinking is even more important. Find out how to connect thinking with production. In a short and readable format, this book:
* Provides a complete framework for critical inquiry, using CML’s Five Core Concepts, and Five Key Questions for both construction and deconstruction of media, along with handouts.
* Gives explanations and Guiding Questions to illustrate how to connect the Key Questions when consuming or producing or participating with media.
* Provides in-depth explanations and the foundational role of the Five Key Questions of Media Literacy.
* Offers a sample inquiry into visual language: "How to Conduct a ‘Close Analysis' of a Media ‘Text.'"

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Developed and written by Elizabeth Thoman Founder Tessa Jolls President / CEO Revised and expanded by Tessa Jolls President / CEO Center for Media Literacy

Year

2008

Length

87 pages

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iMovie in Teacher Education

In preparing the next generation of teachers, we need to take seriously the responsibility of empowering teachers with tools to assist them in their continued professional growth and pursuit of teaching excellence. Preservice teachers should understand the impact digital video can have in placing children's voices in the forefront of educational decisions. Pre-service and practicing teachers alike can easily learn how to incorporate digital video into their classroom instruction through the use of tools like iMovie.  Below are four different applications of iMovie used in a single elementary science methods course to prepare future teachers of science.

Table of contents: 

1) Introducing external artifacts, 2) Modeling of alternative teaching strategies, 3) Reviewing and reflecting upon shared events, and 4) Documenting learning or presentation of personal accomplishment

System requirements: 
QuickTime

KQED education

"KQED Education Network engages with community and educational organisations to broaden and deepen the impact of KQED media to effect positive change"

The Education section gives more information on how to use media for education through:
* Featured Lesson Plan
* Examples of digital storytelling

And if you log in, you can access media resources for education.

On the Digital Storytelling section (http://dsi.kqed.org/index.php/inspirations) you can find out more about
* Annual Digital Storytelling Contest and Festival for high school students
* Featured Projects such as youth stories from South Africa created at the 5th World Summit on Media and Children.
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* Digital Storytelling: Watch stories, explore narrative, investigate new technologies and check out resources that have to do with digital storytelling. Including Mobile Projects such as "'Scape the Hood", the first gps-enabled mobile media project:
"Scape the Hood was conceived and designed as a locative storytelling project for the Digital Storytelling Initiative at KQED for the opening of the 8th annual Digital Storytelling Festival. We convened a group of storytellers, artists, and technologists to envision what this project could be. It became a narrative archeology experiment, combining digital storytelling and emerging technology by overlaying a virtual landscape on the physical world. As originally designed, the audience walks the streets and listens to the neighbourhood stories, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells from both the physical and the virtual world."

Table of contents: 

Early Learning
• Early Childhood Educators
o Hands On Literacy
o Workshops
o A place of our own workshops
• Parents & kids
o Media as a learning tool
o Reading Rainbow
o Sesame Street View & Do
o Workshops
• Community Partners
• KidsWatch
• PBS Kids Raising Readers

Educators
• Arts
• Science
• Social Studies/Language Arts
o Election Resources
• Post Secondary Education

Digital Media Center
• Media Literacy
o Key Concepts
o Framework
o Glossary
o Resources
o Copyright & Media Education
o Video for English Learners
• Teachers’ Domain

Community Engagement

Curriculum Bank
• Adult Learning
• Language Arts
• Math
• Media Studies
• Science
• Social Studies
• Study Skills/ESL
• Visual & Performing Arts
• Visual & Performing Arts: Literary Arts

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Quicktime

A Model for Integrating Video in Project-based Education, Training and Community Development

Media Action Projects is a practical guide for teachers, pupils and parents who want to use video in education, training and community development. The clear twelve stage model helps facilitators and teachers to support groups as they research, produce and show audiovisual texts. The model has been used successfully throughout Europe and Africa in settings ranging from primary schools to universities, from community groups to liberation movements.

Related articles on the same page:
# Real Communication with Video.
# Some Considerations on the Use of Video in Communicative Actions.
# Organizing the Different or Colonizing the System world.
# The Right to Information on Local Markets.
# Introduction to Freinet teaching methods. Interview with the principal of the Freinet school in Hoofddorp,Holland.
# Students Make Audiovisuals Themselves: How it can be done.
# "AH! ERNESTO!" A great short story on education by the famous writer Marguerite Duras. Enjoy it!
# Using video in as an instrument in communication, applying feedback and feed-forward.

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Dirk Schouten and Rob Watling

Year

1997

ISBN

ISBN 0 85359 209 8

Length

97 pages

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Project-based learning with multimedia

SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning evaluated the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project from 1995 to 2000. The evaluation examined three aspects of the Multimedia Project: its dissemination across various schools and districts, its impact on teaching practice, and its effects on student achievement. This page is designed to offer the evaluation findings to specific audiences: Technology Coordinators and Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents, Business Partners, and Researchers. There are also Quick Links to the full evaluation reports, slide presentations, research and evaluation tools, and related research into education and technology.

Table of contents: 

Overview and Administration
Includes Overview, Directory, Research & Evaluation information
PBL with Multimedia Topics
Many topics on Project-Based Learning supported by Multimedia including the Scoring Rubric
Curriculum and Activities
Specific activities, Curriculum ideas, technology guides, and CD-ROM technical support
Classroom Examples
Database of Example Projects, Analysis of Projects
Interact
Communicate with other teachers and administrators about PBL+MM
Find
Search and Site Map

Tech Support
for the PBL with Multimedia CD-RO

System requirements: 
Real Player

Media Education

“Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.

Table of contents: 

Proposal for a Modular Curriculum
Handbook for Teachers
Handbook for Students
Handbook for Parents
Handbook for Ethical Relations with Professionals
Internet Literacy Handbook
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Selected Terms for Media Education
References, Resources and Good Practices
Contributors

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

102 Very Teachable Films

This book features a subject index and summaries of 102 popular movies to help teachers use films as part of their teaching material. Teachers will find valuable help in previewing and selecting movies as part of their ESL/EFL curriculum, along with suggestions for related activities, notes on special audiences and considerations, and information to help them locate the movies.

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Elizabeth Mejia, Joseph Kennedy, Maida Kennedy Xiao

Year

1995

ISBN

# ISBN-10: 0131068245 # ISBN-13: 978-0131068247

Length

224 pages

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