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Wikiversity

Wikiversity is a learning community which aims to further the discovery and distribution of knowledge by helping people to learn and to share learning resources. Users can use Wikiversity to find information, ask questions, or learn more about a subject, to explore knowledge through advanced study and research and also to share their knowledge about a subject with others by building learning materials.
Wikiversity is available in 15 different languages, with a different number of learning resources for every language, varying from a few hundreds to over 20k.
The library of learning materials is growing and contains materials of all types, including a wide variety of multimedia course materials. They are designed, not just for self-study, but also as material which can be used in your classroom.
Everyone can create and revise teaching materials. Anyone can participate in the learning activities. Everyone can take a course. Everyone can teach a course. There are no entrance requirements and no fees. All content in Wikiversity is written collaboratively, using wiki software, and everyone is welcome to take part through using, adding and discussing content.

Mangahigh

Mangahigh.com is one of the first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning. It was founded by an experienced team of mathematicians and game specialists.
The games on this platform are adaptive (they dynamically adapt in difficulty to the ability of the student) and automatic (they have a meta-objective that the players strive to achieve by repeating a simple step (game mechanic) over and over again). They are designed to develop students' ability and curiosity to observe, hypothesize, test, evaluate, conclude and refine ideas. Finally, they provide powerful contexts often bringing out the 'real-world' application of the topic at hand, so increasing the students' interest in the content.
Games are structured with objectives: a bronze medal demonstrates a basic understanding of the key teaching objectives of the challenge. This includes a competence with typical/standard applications of the topic. A Silver and Gold medal demonstrate a secure understanding of the teaching objective and a competence with non typical/extension applications of the topic.
The educational content within Mangahigh is based on the national (UK) curriculum and is delivered through its proprietary educational games.
The site is targeted towards 7-16 year olds but is open for anyone to play. All available games are free to play and enable kids to to develop mathematical knowledge and skills in the context of total involvement. The games are grouped in numbers, algebra and shape and there is a section designed for younger children. There is also a quiz dedicated to the same topics mentioned above, with structured exercises.
Mangahigh also promote school-to-school bilateral competitions. The service is called Fai-To (read more about it on the website).

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Working Flash Player 10 version required

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Toby Rowland, Marcus du Sautoy, Tom Vander Ark, Greg Mauro

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Digital Storytelling Cookbook

"In all communities, in all cultures, stories evolve from the culinary experience. Making media, like making a meal, requires guidance, learning from our friends through the sharing of recipes and from those who spend their professional lives in the kitchen. We have helped over 10,000 people mine stories from their lives and personal media archives. Our cookbook shares our experience, some recipes and some humour to help you get started with your own storytelling experience.

Review a PDF copy of the introductory chapters of our Digital Storytelling Cookbook (2.1 MB)"

Table of contents: 

Preface
1 Stories in Our Lives
2 Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling
3 Approaches to Scripting
4 Storyboarding
5 Digitizing Story Elements
6 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
7 Introduction to Final Cut Express

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PDF reader

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Joe Lambert, Center for Digital Storytelling. Contributions by Amy Hill, Nina Mullen, Caleb Paull, Emily Paulos, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Daniel Weinshenker

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2010

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978-0-9726440-1-3

Length

40 pages (excerpt)

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Listen Up!

Listen Up! is a youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.

Table of contents: 

Screening room
• Watch Media
• How to submit
• Submit media

Network
• Network directory
• Network map
• Join us

Resources
• Production tools
• Funding tools
• Festival guide
• Youth media in practice
• Research links

News
• News
• Events
• Festival calls for entry
• Funding
• Jobs

Projects

About us

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Quicktime

Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

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Acrobat Reader, QuickTime

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

imedias

The information center for digital media in school and education from a School of Education in Switzerland.

Table of contents: 

Unterricht (Education)
• Aktuell (latest)
• Praxis (in practice)
• Bild, Ton, Text (images, sound, text)
• Links

Lernmedien (educational media)
• Aktuell (latest)
• Offline Lernen (learning offline)
• Online Lernen (learning online)

Beratung (Consulting)
• Konzeptberatung (concept discussion)
• ICT-Entwicklungskonzept Solothurn (ICT development concept Solothurn)
• Prävention (prevention)
• Schulen im Netz (schools on the Internet)
• Freie Software (free software)

Weiterbildung (further education)
• Kurse (courses)
• Schulinterne Weiterbildung (school related further education)
• Pädagogischer Support (pedagogical support)
• Media Experts
• Veranstaltungen Rückblick (events – review)

Service
• Basel-Karlsruhe-Forum
• Termine (dates)
• Education-News
• Ausleihe (lending)
• Wikimedias
• Links
• Über uns (about us)

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Acrobat Reader

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

Lehrer Online

Lehrer-Online offers its users everything related to using digital media in education: teaching materials, media reviews, link collections, ...

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News/Education/Media Literacy/Dossier

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Acrobat Reader, Powerpoint, Real Player,…

MediaLiteracy.com

The mission of MediaLiteracy.com is to increase awareness of the need for media literacy and of the many resources available for teaching it.

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News
Library
Free Stuff
Community
Jobs/Grants/Degrees
Calendar
Signup for eNews

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Adobe Reader

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