MEDEAnet webinar "Videos for teaching"
This is the recording of a one-hour webinar about integrating videos in teaching. The main topic is the influence of video on the learning behaviour and learning effects, with a special focus on flipping the classroom. The webinar was held by MEDEAnet on 21 March 2013 and 40 people from 15 different countries, mainly teachers and trainers, took part in it.
Speakers for the webinar: Olaf de Groot (De Verdieping at stichting Kennisnet, the Netherlands) and Bram Faems (Jonatan Berkenboom and KlasCement, Belgium).
After the presentations, participants could ask questions in an open discussion and are free to still ask questions in our online forum discussion on this webinar.
ONAIR: "Let's Discover What's Behind News"- Pedagogical Kit
ActiveWatch publishes a new educational product aimed at secondary school pupils to better understand news production and to learn how to question and verify credibility of information in the media.
The pedagogical kit was developed within the ONAIR European project for media education, an initiative of the Sapienza University in Rome, and it benefits of the support of the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports.
"Teaching and Learning Digital Media" Pedagogical Kit
S.H.A.R.P European network introduces a new and FREE pedagogical resource for professionals interested in media education and new technologies.
The pedagogical kit "Teaching and Learning Digital Media" is intended for teachers, educators, trainers and others who want to improve their competences in the field of education about and through new media technologies. The central areas of inquiry are images (still imagery, films, videos) and web tool creation and application (platforms for information searches, for sharing, for producing media content, etc.).
The material is based on the educational experiences engendered during the S.H.A.R.P project by the different partners within their own contexts. These projects were conducted with different targets (e.g. students, teachers, adults, elderly people, minorities) and with particular topics (chosen from the main themes of Sharp: identity, memory, territory....) in mind.
The information presented in the kit sheds light on the main theme of the S.H.A.R.P (Sharing and RePresenting) from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The five theoretical chapters of the kit aim to provide help in answering the five main questions below. They can be used to plan and implement trainings "about and with media"; to work with ICT in the didactic field; to analyse and produce images and films with a school class, with university students or in adult education; and to facilitate social enquiries with given groups. The five questions are:
1. How can I plan a project?
2. How can I didacticise ICT in a project?
3. How can I analyse images, film and sound?
4. How can I produce images and films?
5. How can I collect significant social resources?
The kit also contains a series of practical examples on using new media for developing media skills. You can find a detailed description of nine workshops conducted by S.H.A.R.P partners from 7 EU countries: Italy, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
ActiveWatch is the Romanian partner of the project and we contributed to the kit with Chapter 7: Visual Language and Representation of Reality.
The entire pedagogical kit is available for FREE in English and some chapters were translated into Romanian by local partner. Soon, the material will also be available in French.
MEDEAnet webinar The Case for Media Education in the Classroom
This webpage gathers the presentations and recording of the webinar 'The Case for Media Education in the Classroom' that took place on 18 October 2012. 32 participants took part in this one-hour webinar, discovering different ways to integrate various media education schemes and approaches in the classroom in order to improve their students’ daily engagement with the media.
Media education expert Nicoleta Fotiade (ActiveWatch, Romania) introduced various media education schemes and critical thinking methods in training settings that could help teachers open their students' minds towards their critical interaction and use of information media. Finally teacher Marianna Vivitsou (University of Helsinki in Finland) discussed her experience of bringing media education in the classroom through a collaborative wiki project Greek students undertook in 2009-2010.
This webinar was organised by the MEDEAnet project, which aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners and is related to the MEDEA Awards.
Alberoventi is a social networking platform developed within an extensive communication research project with the aim of helping teachers and educators of all levels to use new educational resources and methodologies, taking particular advantage of the resources of the Web.
Alberoventi offers a variety of different experimentations and services through protected autonomous platforms where members can get into action individually or (mainly) in groups and interacting with the others in order to achieve goals, thus developing at the same time the tools to use and their own knowledge on the selected topic. These platforms are partially designed on the characteristics and necessities of each single group and the possibilities made available for each of them depend on the particular collaborative education methodology chosen or developed specifically for that group.
Alberoventi is currently in Beta version. Its present projects are aimed at the training of high school and university students and of teachers. At present among its activities there are collaborative writing, web tv productions and foreign languages teaching.
Alberoventi's activity also include a big effort to constitute a network of schools and teachers interested in the use of the new methods offered through the online platform.
Banco de imágenes y sonidos de INTEF
The Banco de imágenes y sonidos by INTEF is a website that belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports where you will find a repository of images, sounds and videos to use in the lessons.
At the same time is a place to share recourses between the teachers community.
All the resources are Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media
The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, financed by the Swedish government and UNESCO, was established in 1997 by the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research of the Nordicom Göteborg University, in Sweden.
The Clearinghouse collects and documents research and other information to increase awareness and knowledge about children, youth and media across the world. By means such as yearbooks, newsletters, joint projects and databases, the Clearinghouse aims at broadening and contextualizing this knowledge, thereby increasing awareness and media literacy. Publications, events, links and databases are also available on the website.
Federica - the University of Naples web-learning portal
Federica is the web-learning portal of the University of Naples Federico II (http://www.unina.it), free and open to all, created to provide unrestricted access to academic knowledge. It has a key focus on open access, flexibility and portability, targeting university students as well as the world of continuing education. With a single access point, Federica combines a range of services ensuring four different learning experiences:
• Courseware (http://www.federica.unina.it/courseware): Federica hosts the Federico II courses, presented in the same format, through a flexible and user-friendly interface: syllabuses, lessons, research materials, images, audio and video files, as well as links to web resources. The contents are protected under Creative Commons License.
• Podstudio (http://www.federica.unina.it/podstudio): Federica’s course lessons are available also as podcast files, easy to use on latest-generation multimedia devices, to browse and read the study materials anywhere and anytime. Federico II was the first Italian University to launch an iTunes U channel.
• Living Library (http://www.federica.unina.it/livinglibrary), the Federica digital library. A gateway to electronic resources, selected and reviewed to facilitate free access to learning materials. An authoritative guide to hundreds of online libraries and archives, journals, e-books, encyclopedias, and databases aimed at improving information literacy and awareness.
• Campus 3D (http://www.federica.unina.it/campus3d): Federica is a 3D interactive environment bringing all university buildings together in a virtual square. It’s a scenographic representation that reproduces the strong analogy between the virtual and the real world. A multimedia pyramid helps students find their way through all Federica's resources for open access to higher learning.
In addition, the learning experience is accompanied by Friendly, the user-friendly version of Federica; My Class, the interaction space for students and professors; and FedericaFeeds, an updated index both for Federica’s news and for the most important worldwide newspapers. Federica’s web applications complete the framework, allowing access to Federica contents also from smartphones, iPad as well as Nintendo and Wii platforms.
Federica è il portale di Web Learning dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (http://www.unina.it), gratuito e aperto a tutti, creato per fornire un accesso illimitato alla conoscenza accademica. Il suo centrale punto focale è posto sull’accesso libero, la flessibilità e la portabilità, dedicate agli studenti universitari e al mondo della formazione continua. Con un unico punto di accesso, Federica combina una gamma di servizi che assicurano quattro esperienze diverse di apprendimento:
• Courseware (http://www.federica.unina.it/courseware): Federica ospita i corsi di Federico II, presentati nello stesso formato, attraverso un’interfaccia flessibile e user-friendly: programmi di studio, lezioni, ricerca sui materiali, immagini, audio e file video, collegamenti a risorse web, ecc. I contenuti sono pubblicati sotto licenza Creative Commons.
• Podstudio (http://www.federica.unina.it/podstudio): le lezioni di Federica sono disponibili anche in formato podcast, facile da usare su dispositivi multimediali di ultima generazione, di sfogliare e leggere il materiale di studio in qualsiasi luogo e in qualsiasi momento. Federico II è la prima università italiana a lanciare un canale iTunes U.
• Living Library (http://www.federica.unina.it/livinglibrary), la biblioteca digitale di Federica. Un portale di risorse elettroniche, selezionate e riviste per agevolare l'accesso gratuito ai materiali di apprendimento. Una guida autorevole per centinaia di biblioteche e archivi on-line, riviste, e-book, enciclopedie e banche dati, volti a migliorare l'alfabetizzazione informatica.
• Campus 3D (http://www.federica.unina.it/campus3d): Federica è un ambiente 3D interattivo che porta tutti gli edifici universitari insieme in una piazza virtuale. Si tratta di una rappresentazione scenografica che riproduce la forte analogia tra il mondo virtuale e quello reale. Una piramide multimediale aiuta gli studenti a trovare la strada attraverso tutte le risorse di Federica per l'accesso aperto alla istruzione superiore.
Inoltre, l'esperienza di apprendimento è accompagnata da Friendly, la versione user-friendly di Federica, La mia classe, lo spazio di interazione per studenti e professori, e FedericaFeeds, un indice aggiornato, sia per le notizie di Federica che per i giornali più importanti del mondo. Le applicazioni web di Federica completano il quadro, consentendo l'accesso ai contenuti anche da smartphone, iPad e dalle piattaforme Nintendo e Wii.
The Michelangelo project, run in 2008-2009 and funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, developed an internet portal on European fine arts addressed to art teachers and students in European secondary schools who wish to acquire the knowledge of the most representative artists of the last 10 centuries in Europe. The focus is both on countries which are already well known for their artistic heritage and countries whose heritage is less known. The portal provides the opportunity to art students, teachers, artists and European citizens to discover the beautiful European artistic heritage through photographs, reviews, online courses and virtual meeting (for registered members), national workshops and a online Manual of Fine Arts.
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology.
Promethean Planet is a large teacher online community of unparalleled peer and technical support as well as a warehouse of premium and free resources - including interactive lessons, games, educator forums, and training courses. Resources are organized by subject (Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Vocational Skills...) and age range. There are also a lot of tips and best practice.